I remember visiting this website once...
It was called "Give me something to sing about..."
Here's some stuff I remembered seeing:
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Since we all know (plenty well) how much Disney hates the true love couples, do you think there's anything actually bad about them? I myself love them and see nothing wrong with fairy tale characters acting like fairy tale characters. realistic couples can be fine, but we have plenty of those IRL and in film. I don't buy people are just hating them because it gives kids bad ideas about love either. Kids aren't stupid, they know a kiss won't wake you up from a coma.
Ironically, the Love At First sight couples are the ones Disney can actually do convincingly. The only couple that started out from mutual neutrality and developed believably through the course of the movie is Rapunzel/Flynn, primarily because it did not begin with disdain and complete resentment towards the ideas and ideals of one another and because they had scenes like the campfire one where the two of them shared personal information with one another that they were reluctant to share with anyone else. Then there are couples like Tiana and Naveen that make absolutely no sense because it was about either of them insulting and verbally abusing each other until either conformed to the other’s idea of a perfect partner and only then did they stop being inconsiderate and disrespectful towards one another. “If I can mince you can dance” - how about “you don’t have to dance to impress me and I don’t have to mince/cook/do anything else you want or force me to do to look worthy in your eyes for us to respect each other’s interests and priorities”?
Anna and Kristoff had a beautiful beginning, the fact that little Kristoff following Anna and her parents led him to his adoptive family and that she technically changed his life for the better before they even fell in love was an excellent premise for a romantic arc. But then the movie HAD to turn it into a shame fest/cautionary tale where everyone tell Anna how she SHOULD feel. WHY couldn’t she have a positive relationship with MORE than one man? WHY couldn’t she gain independent experience and get married after a glass of vine and chocolate fondu and LEARN from it? Who said she couldn’t do it? Right, a random ice harvester from the mountains who had no idea how to form relationships with people and a sister who lived in isolation for years and therefore also had a very little idea of it. At least Anna was brave enough to TRY.
Cinderella and her Prince got mutually attracted to one another, being grown adults who spent legitimate time together during the ball and had conversations. The movie does not specify whether they marry a day or a YEAR after the ball. Aurora and Phillip interacted and SHE asked him out on a second date, intending for her adoptive guardians to be present and also express their opinion in regards to him. Snow and Prince didn’t know much about each other but they did NOT marry by the end of the film and it was implied that they will have plenty of time to get to know more about one another.
To suggest that those couples are unrealistic yet insulting each other until the other gives in is NOT is utterly ridiculous.