My first article for this month. This time I decided to take a closer look at my favorite DP movie endings. So sit back and enjoy :)
10. Princess and the Frog
Ok, last on my list is the Princess and the Frog ending... and honestly I didn't like it at all. First of all the movie was a total lolfest. The music was not memorable, the characters were boring. I basically couldn't wait for it to finish. And then in the end it has like 5 different endings... Wedding in the swamps, wedding in a church, buying the restaurant, fixing the restaurant, singing one more unmemorable song... after each of these scenes I was actually thinking the movie would come to an end, and I was disappointed 4 times in a row...
9. Sleeping Beauty
Actually I loved the culmination in Sleeping Beauty. Phillip's fight with the dragon was epic! However the problem was that nothing special happened after that. I mean we've already seen the exact same waking up scene in Snow White, so this one just wasn't emotional enough. And then there a couple of blunt jokes and of course the changing colors of Aurora's dress, but this just wasn't interesting enough.
8. The Little Mermaid
This movie was one of my favorite childhood movies. I loved it. However, for the past couple of years I've started fining a lot of things I don't like about it. And it's not that I hate the ending, I like it. But I just don't think that Ariel deserved it. I mean she never made any sacrifice for her family and her friends. All she did was out of pure selfishness. And still everybody had to make sacrifices so she can be happy. If her dad was as selfish as she was, he would have never turned her back into human. Moreover I think her "I love you Daddy" like a bit hypocritical, she would have never said it, if he hasn't helped her achieve her goal. But I liked how chef Louis got owned by Sebastian, he totally deserved it.
Again, I liked the ending of this movie, it's just that I didn't find it interesting enough. As with Sleeping Beauty I loved the culmination, when the glass slipper fits Cinderella. And seeing her so happy on her wedding day is really sweet, after knowing how terrible her life was. Yeah, it is a cute ending, but it just isn't that special.
Honestly I really, really liked this ending. I loved how selfless Aladdin was and how he used his last wish to free the Genie. I also really liked the moment where the Genie hugs Aladdin, and tells him he'll always be a prince, no matter what everybody else is saying. And then Jasmine was finally free to make her own choices, without being suppressed by the law. Also it was really clever that they had so much humor in that final scene. The final carpet ride and the reprise of A Whole New World were really romantic. The only drawback is Genie's last appearance as the moon, but apart from that this ending was really sweet.
This is another movie that I absolutely loved. The action, Mulan's ambitions, the whole pressure she was under, and the way she triumphed were epic. And I actually really liked the ending too. First of all she received gifts, that no woman, or even man has received before her. The whole China (including the Emperor) bowed to her. She brought honor to the Fa family, and the reunion with her father was so touching. And she found a super hot boyfriend. The reason that this ending is not higher is the guardians disco and the chickens at the end. I admit, that was stupid.
Tangled's ending actually reminded me a bit of Anastasia's ending, which I am in love with. I love the scene where Rapunzel manages to bring Flynn back to life, it was really emotional. But my favorite part of the ending has to be her reunion with her parents. You can just see how happy they are that they are finally together again. I liked how the whole movie ended in a kingdom celebration, however I thought the drunk Cubit in the very end was completely pointless. I mean he wasn't even funny to start with. Anyway, this ending was quite cute.
3. Beauty and the Beast
This is one of the most magical movies ever, and the ending keeps up to the high standards of the movie. I absolutely loved the score, and the whole Belle bringing the Beast back to life. This has to be one of the best animated scenes ever. And then the whole castle turned back to normal, the spell was broken and everybody was so happy that they are human again. I thought the small fight between Lumiere and Cogsworth in the end was funny, and I loved the stained glass.
2. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
This is one of my favorite animated movies endings, I love it so much. It is filled with so many emotions: grief, sadness, devastation, regret, happiness, joy, friendliness, love... All of these emotions gathered in just 5 minutes. First of all Snow White's dead body lying in the room, with the candles around her and the dwarfs crying - it breaks my heart. And then we see that beautiful forest and a meadow, in the middle of which lies Snow White, surrounded by flowers, and grieving dwarfs and forest animals. The prince comes and he looks so devastated that he's late. All he can do is bid her farewell with one last kiss. But this kiss brings Snow White back to life, and in just a moment the whole scene from sad becomes extremely happy. I love that transition and I love how happy everybody is at the end. Above all you're really content that the sweet and nice Snow White finally lived her dreams.
Seriously, I can't imagine how anybody would say that this ending isn't great. True, it is sad and unusual for a princess movie, but that's where its true beauty is. I think the score is brilliant and suits perfectly their separation. I loved the fact that she had to make a choice, they knew they have to go on different paths. And I love how she was standing on her rock and watching the ship sail away. I'll try to describe how awesome this ending was with just 1 word: EPIC!