Thursday, December 18, 2008

The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Beginning

Ta-daaa! Here is the long awaited review of Ariel's Beginning! Short summary: Cute little Disney sequel. But I know you want more, so here is the actual review! ^_^

(Take note of the music box in Ariel's hands, as I will mention it again)
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In the beginning, there was much music and love in the Kingdom of Atlantis, for the boring and grumpy King Triton was married to his love, and thus he was happy.

Then one day King Triton and his lovely Queen and their seven daughters were out frolicking and the King gave the Queen a beautiful musical box, for she loved music and singing.

Out of nowhere . . .

. . . came a PIRATE SHIP! And then . . . it SQUISHED the Queen!!!

The entire kingdom was heartbroken. Then King Triton was grumpy and boring and mean and he banned music from the Kingdom of Atlantis.

His daughters were very very bored. They had a governess who wanted to become the King's right hand and wanted to get Sebastian the crab in the dungeons away from the King. The seven princesses wanted to do fun things but they were not allowed.

One day, Ariel was scrubbing coral when she noticed a flounder hitting some coral and it was making . . . (gasp!) . . .music! He was scared that she would bring him to jail and he ran off.

However . . . Ariel followed him!

Then she found an amazing secret music lair, where fish who loved music and dance and singing could gather and be happy. And Ariel also found out that Sebastion was the lead singer!

Unfortunately, King Triton found out and destroyed the music lair. Ariel and the band ran away! Then they found a secret beautiful cave and Ariel discovered the music box that belonged to her mother. She had an epiphany of how much her father must miss her mother and that hearing music was painful to him.

King Triton was searching for Ariel and realized that his daughters were more precious and deserved to hear music if they wanted.

Then the governess (see scary purple woman below) tried to kill Ariel. Through some tricky and cheesy moves they trapped her in the dungeon.

King Triton was so happy he said "Music for all!" And then there was happiness in the Kingdom of Atlantis.

And that is the story of how Ariel returned music to the Kingdom with love and friendship!

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So. Yeah.

I know I am a dork.

And . . .yes. I did cry during this movie. Multiple times in fact!


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