Sunday, May 27, 2012

Prince of the Forest

I grew up watching movies like Cinderella, The Little Mermaid, Bambi, and Beauty and the Beast. I loved them all except Bambi. No, no! Not because it wasn’t good. I just didn’t get it. I must have watched it like twenty plus times but I just don’t understand it. You ask me why?

Well, first of all, why is a deer the prince of a forest? Where is Bambi’s father? At the end Bambi is on the edge of the rock when the new baby is born, then was the majestic deer in the same place at the beginning his father? These are a few questions I have about the movie. I had more, but I forgot. Oh, and what exactly is the point of the whole movie?

A few days ago, I decided to watch the movie again. You know, now that I’m twenty five, married and all grown up, I figured I must understand it better if I watch it now.

I didn’t.

I still have the same questions. I still don’t get the point of the story and why is the guy skunk okay with the name ‘flower’? Guess I’ll never know. Maybe there is a really deep meaning to everything that’s going on in the movie. I hear and read people saying that it’s such a moving and sad movie. Maybe it is, but I failed to experience those emotions due to the fact that I’m a possible moron. So with this movie, I draw the conclusion that I should stick to more regular fairy tales or the average boy meets girl movies so that I can actually enjoy them. I would, however, love it if one of you out there could explain the movie to me. It might make me feel less of an invalid because I cannot let a Disney movie get to me, you know L

Picture of Bambi from here