We just finished watching Disney’s movie Enchanted…
What a fun movie. Both Israel and I wanted to see it…we’d actually watched the preview over and over again on YouTube, laughing uproariously every time Prince Edward was clobbered by the bicyclists as he began to sing to Giselle.
All humor aside, it was a very clever movie. Giselle is the perfect Disney princess with just the right amount of over-the-top thrown in for satirical effect. The film was done so well that when all of Central Park joins with Giselle in a song and dance number, your sense of disbelief is almost completely suspended.
The love stories (and there are three) all work out the way they should. Everyone ends happy, with the exception of the evil stepmother who dies horribly falling from a building halfway between the transformation from dragon back to woman. But she richly deserved it.
Anyway, it was really great. It’s a little scary for the little ones. Jael was very upset by the evil step mother. She turns into a dragon in Sleeping Beauty style but Jael was freaked long before that happened. I think the woman’s general evilness was scary. She’s just a bad person and I think Jael picked up on that. So beware with young kids.