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As I previously said in Mondays blog post, Pinocchio is not one of my most favourite Disney movies. Because of this, it has been such a long time since I have seen it. I, of course, remember what happens but a lot of the smaller details I have forgotten. So, I thought that for Pinocchio week, I would re-watch this Disney classic and give you my own review of what I think. I’ve never written a movie review before, so this should be interesting! Let me know what you think in the comments down below!
Throughout Pinocchio there are a few characters I love and a few I really do not like. Gepetto is lovely and so heart warming; all he wanted was a son to love all of the wooden carvings he would make. I also really like Figaro and Cleo even though they do not speak through the entire film. I’m an animal person, what can I say? Pinocchio is of course a little brat; he doesn’t know any better though so constantly gets himself into trouble. As an adult, and a very anxious adult at that, the situations he gets himself into cause my heart to jump into my throat. How can a boy be so silly? Jiminy Cricket is, well, Jiminy Cricket. I could take him or leave him to be honest with you. J Wothington Foulfellow and Gideon are for me, some of the best characters in this movie. I love villains (usually, but we’ll get to that part), and these guys are no different. I love how Gideon is like the extra little thought we all have. Foulfellow says something clever and Gideon responds as if to say well done to Foulfellow the clever thing he just said. Stromboli however is not a villain I like. Not one bit. Nope. Sorry.
The story of Pinocchio, in my opinion, is a good one. It has a good moral and at times, teaches some good lessons. For example, ‘a lie will keep on growing and growing until it is as plain as the nose on your face’, as well as ‘you must choose between right and wrong’. In life, you will constantly be faced with situations where you must choose between right and wrong or choosing between lying and telling the truth. I think teaching children the difference between right and wrong at a young age will benefit them greatly later on in life.
The music that was composed for Pinocchio is a mixture of beautiful and fun. You have fun songs such as Hi-Diddly-Dee and I’ve Got No Strings. Then you have the beautiful songs like When You Wish Upon A Star. You can see my top 3 favourite Pinocchio songs in yesterdays blog post. Just click this link.
Overall, Pinocchio is not one of my favourite Disney films. It does however have it’s good points. As I’ve said, the story is nice and has some good lessons in it for small children. It has a few likeable characters, but for me a few them are either too bland and forgettable or just unlikeable. I always feel so torn because I want to love every Disney film that Walt had a part in but with Pinocchio, there’s just something that doesn’t make me love it as much as others.
What do you think of Pinocchio?
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