Snow White, awakened from an enchanted sleep by true love's kiss, goes off to marry Prince Charming and lives happily ever after.
goes to the ball and meets the prince, who she falls in love with and
marries after he finds her by use of the glass slipper.
Ariel rescued Eric from drowning, and gave up her life under the sea to marry him for her happily ever after.
Anna bumps into Hans when she runs through Arendale, and it's love at first sight, happily ever after . . . or not.
I like Disney princess movies, a lot. My favorites are Beauty and the Beast, Tangled, and Frozen. For some reason, though I grew up on Snow White and Cinderella, I didn't really care very much for princess movies until I saw Beauty and the Beast. After seeing Frozen,
I realized that my favorite Disney Princess movies are the ones where
the girl doesn't fall in love with the prince until she gets to know
him. I also articulated a thought I had, and had heard some of.
Snow White first meets Prince Charming, he has climbed over the wall of
her house and scared her half to death by being a stalker. Then later,
still not having ever spoken to him, she is perfectly willing to go off
and marry him.
Cinderella doesn't know
her prince. They met at the ball, and, after spending a few hours
together, he will do all he can to find the girl who the glass slipper
fits, so he can marry her. And she's going around the castle in a trance
singing "So This Is Love."
the worst. She wasn't even supposed to be at the surface, but after
seeing Eric, she will trade her soul to be with him. And after defeating
Ursula, her father even gives her a happily ever after for her
None of them really knew their prince. This is where I have to quote Elsa, "You can't marry a man you just met."
doesn't. She doesn't like the Beast until he stops being a beast and
starts being a hero. She was only in his castle because she sacrificed
herself so her father could go free. Rapunzel doesn't fall in love with
Flynn until he realizes thievery isn't worth it and decides to be a hero
instead. She even says she likes Eugene Fitzherbert better than Flynn
And then we come to Anna and
Hans. "Love is an open door." "You and I were just meant to be." And
within a day of knowing each other, they are engaged. Only Anna's sister
Elsa won't bless the marriage.
FROZEN SPOILER You'd
think in the Disney tradition true love would pull through and Anna and
Hans would be happily ever after, but they're not. Hans turns out to be
the bad guy, after his own kingdom, and he's willing to kill both Anna
and Elsa to get it. Kristoff, who is against marrying someone you just
met and someone Anna actually gets to know, is her real happily ever
after. END FROZEN SPOILER
Frozen turns the stereotype on its head and I like that.
So, while I like Snow White, Cinderella, and The Little Mermaid, I prefer Beauty and the Beast, Tangled, and Frozen. They're funnier anyway, and the songs are more fun to sing.