Many of us grew up with Disney; Disney movies, Disney radio, Disney channel, Disney Land, Disney World. Some form of Disney entered our lives at some point and to some degree. We may be college students now and mature adults (possibly) but that doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy a good Disney movie; feel our hearts stop as the main character faces some unforeseen danger, laugh at the comical villan as they monologe about their evil plan, or even *gasp* sing along to the songs.
So let’s take a moment to look at what Disney has come out with lately:
The 2014 Top Five according to http://www.disneymovieslist.com
1. Maleficent– we all know the story of Sleeping Beauty. How the beautiful Aurora was cursed by the evil Maleficent, to prick her finger and fall into a sleeping death. How her true love Prince Philip had to fight and kill the wicked Maleficent and defeat evil in order to save Aurora with true love’s first kiss. This new take on the time old classic however gives a new look on Maleficent; raising a few new questions. Who is Maleficent? Was she always evil? Why does she look the way she does? and the most important question…What really happened?
2. Muppets Most Wanted– have you ever mistaken someone for one of your friends and there’s that awkward “oh…um…you’re not so and so…oops” or maybe you’re the one who is mistaken for that other person. Either way it’s an awkward moment that you slightly cringe at as you walk away before forgetting about it five minutes later. Now imagine if that person you were mistaken for was a criminal wanted by the whole world. That’s the problem the lovable Kermit faces in this comedic caper.
3. Cloud 9-Cloud 9, is about a young female snowboarder, Kayla. Kicked off her team she is assigned to work at a dog shelter where she meets Will Cloud a famous snowboarder who left the sport after an embarrassing failure. Kayla wants to compete in the Fire and Ice competition and prove she is a great snowboarder but with everyone telling her she can’t make it she knows its going to be hard. With her mantra, “Nothing is impossible she enlists the help of Will, who she finally convinces to train her. Can she show she really has what it takes? Is nothing impossible?
4. Million Dollar Arm-Based on a true story sports agent, JB Bernstein, needs to find new clients to keep his business afloat. While watching cricket games on his t.v. an idea sparks. Creating a contest called “Million Dollar Arm” he finds two cricket playing youths, Rink Singh and Dinesh Patel, from India and begins to train them as Baseball Pitchers. But nothing is ever easy. Having to adjust to a whole new culture, not to mention the difficulties of learning how to play America’s favorite game is a daunting task and these three will have to lean on one other and learn more about themselves and each other in order to make it.
5. Zapped- Boys can be annoying when they don’t do what you want them to. But as 16-year-old Zoey finds out there’s even an app for that. After what could only be described as a bad day,especially when her phone is dropped in the bathtub, thrown out a window, sides on a solar panel and ends up in her dogs food bowl, Zoey feels like it can’t get much worse. But the next day brings an interesting discovery; her dog training app doesn’t control dogs but boys. Everything is starting to look up until of course everything falls apart. This is a funny story about love, family, and accepting people for who they are not who we want them to be.
If you haven’t seen these movies try them out 🙂