We watched it. We did recognize that, like a lot of Disney channel movies, it was filmed in Utah. Magna specifically.
Disclaimer: The first Snowy River movie was not Disney, so we did not watch it. So there is a chance that this movie may have been better if we had watched the first one.
That being said…
This movie was not the best at holding our attention. We did get a bit bored, the horses were pretty, the accents were cool.
Melissa says that when she first saw this movie, she remembers thinking how this was a new kind of funny that she hadn’t seen Disney do before. She’s right. This is the beginning of that silly humor along with breaking the general rules of film like characters addressing the audience and the fact that they know they are in a movie and agreeing that some things just didn’t make sense. It is great! This movie is fun, unique and will make you laugh.
“Pollyaaaaannnnaaaa!” We love Pollyanna. How can you lose with Haley Mills? You can’t. (Note: we have yet to watch the other Disney Haley Mills movies. I hope the “can’t lose rule” will still apply for all of them). This movie is one that both Melissa and I have loved ever since we were kids. Pollyanna is the Queen! She just strolls into town all, “Hey everyone, let just be glad.” The town obeys and everyone is happy. But that scene in the tree after the bazarre!! If you have seen it, you know what I am talking about. It stresses me out. Every time that scene comes, I yell at Pollyanna, “No! Don’t!” and hope that she might listen to me this time, but she never does and then I am sad. Then I hear Pollyanna in my head saying, “Be glad” and, of course, I obey.
Ok, the first part of this movie brings all the Disney nostalgic feels. It starts with a little boy going to the World’s Fair to enter his invention. The fun part is, the World’s Fair that he goes to is the same one Walt Disney first presented his Carousel of Progress (which is now in Tomorrowland at Walt Disney World). These scenes were filmed in EPCOT and at Disneyland, so as Disney fans it was a blast to watch. But after that, the movie went downhill a little. It felt like a lot of action and yet the movie wasn’t really progressing. Also, for a movie titled “Tomorrowland”, we didn’t get to really see that much of Tomorrowland which was a big bummer. I would’ve have liked to spend more time there. So overall, first part of movie = fun, second half = I miss the first half.
The Shaggy Dog was boring. I’m sorry to be so blunt, but it totally dragged. We were both ready for it to be over. I found it weird that the boy not only turned into a dog, but that he turned into the neighbor’s dog. What happened to the dog when the boy was him? He would always just disappear when the boy became the shaggy dog. Was he aware of what was happening? Maybe he should’ve become a human in the boy’s body. That would’ve made things more interesting. And poor Annette Funicello’s character. A new French girl moves into town and then no one cares about her anymore. Stupid boys.
Love this movie! A little clumsy and a lot naive, Rapunzel is one awesome princess. This movie is funny, sweet and so beautifully made (check out the “I See the Light” scene. Gorgeous.) Also, how wonderful is that scene where Rapunzel is both crazy excited and equally terrified when she finally leaves the tower. It is brilliant. And let us not forget the most important thing that Tangled has taught us…That a frying pan makes a superb weapon.