the disney film with a tragic ending

Wreck-It Ralph is like the most underrated film of all time. We should talk about it more. Why?

  1. THE ANIMATION IS SO GREAT AND PRETTY AND CLEVER. There’s a slightly different effect for all the different games, and all the characters in Fix-It Felix Jr. move with a little bit of pixelly-ness and when the cake splattered it made pixelly designs and GRAH I just love it wow
  2. It smashes gender roles in like five seconds because the first person to play the ultra-violent video game is a little blonde girl wearing pink with a little bow on her head, and when that game is a bust, she goes to the pink candy racing game and the two people hogging it are two gruff-looking teenage boys.
  3. CHARACTER. DEVELOPMENT. SO MUCH OF IT. WOW. And the characters are all relatable, or likeable, or at least 3-dimensional - or all three!
  4. The message is a really good one (“be yourself”) but it’s not presented in an icky, childish, dumb way - it’s about someone who hates himself struggling to realise that the only reason he can be happy is by accepting himself, not by having others accept him. How great is that?!
  5. FEMINISM, BITCHES. The shiny sparkly pink princess rejects the poofy dress in favour of a presidency and “constitutional democracy”. The badass lady isn’t a Strong Female Character - she’s just a very strong character who is female. Her tragic backstory is actually tragic and gives a real reason as to why she is the way she is. And at the end of the film [spoilers I guess] when Felix makes an advance, he backs right off when he remembers what happened earlier and realises he might have overstepped because he gets that no means no. THANK YOU DISNEY.
  6. Feelings. Feelings feelings feelings. This movie sends me from giddily happy to crying in the corner in like five seconds. I love it.


anonymous asked:

Do any of the mods think a Disney movie would be better if the ending changed?

Gabby: Yes of course, with Frozen being one of them. I adore Frozen (it’s one of my favorite Disney movies) but the whole “you don’t need a man to save you” thing was partially contradicted by Anna ending up with Kristoff (I hope I used that in the right context). I think the message would have been more believable if she didn’t end up with Kristoff, but eh, whatever. There’s lots of different Disney movies that could have been waaay better if the ending was changed.

Jen: No, not really. It’s more the body of certain films I think need to change. I agree with Gabby about Frozen though, although I like the film and I love Kristoff. 

Grace: I grew up reading the Hans Christian Anderson story of the Little Mermaid and I really just like the tragic ending more. I’m not sure why, I’ve just always liked tragic endings.

Jonna: Tangled! I want Rapunzel to go mad and give birth to twins, wandering around lost while singing, which brings her love (Flynn?), who turned blind, to find her…yeah, I want that. Also an ending to BATB where Gaston doesn’t die…but we all know he never truly did. (Jen: His chest hair acted as a net and saved him)