At twenty years old I thought this was a ridiculous assignment who wants or care about a Princess being turned into a frog. Since, I did not watch the entire movie I went and gather information from other sources. Disney 's Princess and the Frog was released on December 11, 2009 and I was fourteen. The movie tells the story of Disney 's first black Princess, a poor African-American named Tiana. Her mother works as a dressmaker for her best friend 's, a privileged white girls, father.
Film reviews are a big part of the movie world because that is what people look at to decide whether or not they want to see a movie or not. The film I picked to write about is A Cinderella Story directed by Mark Rosman and written by Leigh Dunlap. This movie made its debut in 2004. The setting of this film is in San Fernando Valley. In this film, there are a lot of people that make up the cast but I will just talk about the main characters. Referring to the website IMBD.com, A Cinderella Story stars Hillary Duff who played Sam Montgomery, who was the main girl in the movie which the story line is about. Sam’s step mom Fiona, was played by Jennifer Coolidge, the evil step sisters were played by Madeline Zima and Andrea Avery Ray. Austin Aims,
This story is about a hard working young woman named Tina (Anika Noni Rose), who only wishes for a restaurant to complete her life. She never asked to kiss a frog prince to get that wish. That is until she turns into one as soon as she did. This is very amazing, great memorable music (better than Frozen), and very realistic life style we can all connect to. Very memorable movie.
The movie “The Princess and the Frog” is not your typical “boy saves girl” movie. Instead, this Disney movie presents us with a strong female lead who doesn’t need a man to achieve her goals. In many previous Disney movies, it is demonstrated that a girl needs a man in order to get her happily ever after. Without a prince, she is nothing. In “The Princess and the Frog” the gender roles are presented to us as equal, even reverse at times.
Throughout the long list of Disney movies, Lilo and Stitch, Cinderella, and Beauty and the Beast are by far the top three movies for children to learn important life lessons. To start off, the movie Lilo and Stitch is about two orphaned sisters who learn the true meaning
The Princess Bride is a classic fantasy novel, written by William Goldman in 1973, filled with “fencing, fighting, torture, revenge, giants, monsters, chases, escapes, true love, miracles” (The Princess Bride film), but most importantly true love. True love is one of them most important themes in the novel and movie adaptation because it is the driving force of the action. It is a reoccurring theme as the characters mention how rare true love is, however, it is only in the Fire Swamp that show the audience what true love is. The events surrounding the Fire Swamp enforces the idea that true love is worth all the sacrifices and risks.
When growing up, every child has a different experience. From the way we were raised to the schools we went to and with the teachers we had, we all had a different way of growing up. Similarly though, most children now-a-days are raised watching movies. I know from my own personal experience that watching movies was a huge part of my childhood. Whether it was a rainy day activity, or at a sleepover, I could not imagine my childhood without movies.
Lion, directed by Garth Davis, is a compelling interpretation of a remarkable true story of Saroo Brierley, lost as a child and reunited with his family 25 years later. Throughout Davis explores the unique circumstances under which Saroo is separated and reconnected with his family and his journey along the way. At some points of the film, I was confronted by how Saroo, a five-year-old boy, expertely navigates, with great instinct and genuine innocence, through an extended, yet life threatening ride. To put it in other words, Lion is a journey that grabs you entirely; whether you want it or not, and you are involved in each and every scene.
Imagine that you are a troubled princess, lying on your back in the swamp, when you meet a talking frog who claims to be a prince from a faraway kingdom. He says that he has been cursed, and the only way to break the spell was if somebody kisses him. You pity the poor prince, so you lean in, kiss the frog, and in seconds you become a frog yourself! The “prince,” a dirty villager boy, runs away cackling like a witch and leaves you stranded in the swamp. In Vivian Vande Velde’s novel, Frogged, a villager boy tricks Princess Imogene into becoming a frog, while trying to find help she was kidnapped by a runaway teenager and taken to a traveling theater.
The 2006 British film “The Queen” depicts events that unfolded after the death of Princess Diana in 1997. In the film, the British Royal Family did not react the way the public expected them to. Due to their lack of grief that was publicly shown towards Princess Diana’s death, it resulted in their actions being heavily criticised by British media and the public. Newly elected Prime Minister, Tony Blair, had to step in to help the Royal Family deal with their bad relations to the public, with the help of Diana’s ex-husband, Prince Charles.
Two scenes that stuck out to me in the movie Cinderella Man were major keys in showing what it was like in the Great Depression and how it affected people. Although in these scenes James did not talk much at all the actual events that took place showed what he and his family was going through. The first scene chosen was when James was trying to get a job, back in these times there would a crowd of people behind a fence or barrier and the person looking for workers would hand pick people to do the said job. In this scene people are behind a fence trying to be picked for they job because it was very hard to get work so many people were poor and were paid very badly. The man looking for workers picks seven people for the designated job and someone yelling out "I've been here since 4". This man then takes out a gun and points it at the man picking workers trying to convince him to let him work, but the gunman is later beaten and taken away. This shows a great deal of how sad it was back then, that a man has to stick someone up just to try to get money to help himself and/or his family. Then it gives you a real insight by just having a wet piece of paper on the ground with a title of "Unemployment hits record
The movie does not exactly enlighten all the issues that adolescents are going through, but it provides a story of a boy who overcame the things that were holding him back. This movie can be used as a motivation for others who are dealing with similar situations. Conclusion Adolescents experience a large amount of change including puberty, high school, and romantic relationships.
Over the past century, film has served as a powerful means of communication to a global audience and has become a vital part of the contemporary culture in a world that is increasingly saturated by visual content. Due to the immediacy and the all-encompassing nature of film, the process of watching a film, is widely perceived to be a passive activity by the general masses. However, quoting Smith in his article about the study of film, “nothing could be further from the truth.” The study and understanding of film as an art form enhances the way we watch and appreciate films. It requires the audience's active participation and interaction with the film in order to fully comprehend the directors' intention behind every creative decision.
Movies can be used in various ways to create different moods and emotions in both a person’s growth and well being. People of all ages, use movies as a form of entertainment or even an activity to learn, which aids in the growth of brain activity. The different genres of movies, create different inclines and declines in an individual 's mood, depending on the program they are viewing. Specific films can have different effects on people depending on their background, interest, and personality. Movies have a significant impact on people’s physical and psychological states; negative effects include more aggressive and destructive behaviors, whereas positive effects include making viewers more lighthearted and enhancing productivity within their thought process.