movie: stitch has a glitch


Yes, I know there’s the “I will love you always” and the “love is more powerful than death,” but there’s more.

Stitch was glitching and spazzing out the whole time and was afraid of being a monster. What was happening in his head was trying to make him the monster he dreaded. He couldn’t control it; “Not my fault!” -Stitch. “Then whose fault is it?!” -Lilo. It wasn’t his fault or anyone’s, really. There was something wrong with Stitch and only two people knew but didn’t tell.

It was like having a mental disorder.

He couldn’t control what he did. He didn’t like it, but it happened. He had no choice in the matter. His best friend needed him but he couldn’t help because of his struggle (when he glitched during the hula rehearsal). He needed help but no one knew what was wrong and neither did he; thus no one could help him.

From Lilo’s point of view, he was being bad and she thought it was on purpose. Until the end of the movie she didn’t know what was wrong but still felt bad for him at some times when he was saying things like “Something wrong with Stitch” and “Oh no, badness coming on!”

This movie teaches kids to love their friends and family, even if there’s something going on that they can’t explain; to help them when they need it and to be there for each other. It teaches them to look from different points of view when something bad is happening. Ohana means family. Family means no one gets left behind. That is the single most powerful quote I’ve ever heard: Don’t ever give up on family because no matter what, they are still family and everyone deserves one no matter what they’ve done in the past. Just think about everything Stitch did before Lilo and in their early almost-friendship, yet she still accepted him and forgave him. She always forgave him, like we should.

Just thought I’d share this revelation.