Sunday, September 12, 2010

Snow White's Plotholes

I recently watched Snow White with my cute, little, sainted Sicilian Catholic mommy, as it's always been one of her favorites. Although it's not exactly my cup of tea, I have to admit that it is an animated work of art and an obvious labor of love in a way that very few animated movies ever were again. I just have three questions:

1.) Seriously, you expect me to believe that this princess is forced from her life of luxury - and right away all she wants to do is clean some midgets' filthy shack?

2.) The dwarfs sing that they're working in their own diamond mine. Excuse me? If that's the case, then why are they living in a filthy shack in the woods? Are they just waiting to lure in some princess with a maid fetish?

3.) Why doesn't the evil queen just use her magic to make herself a little prettier?

My favorite part of the movie will always be when the queen sees the skeleton in the dungeon who obviously died stretching through his bars for a water jug, and kicks it at him, and cackles, "Have a drink!" Why don't they do that in Disney cartoons anymore?



Rayne said...

1) Because in the era the movie was made that what ALL women were supposed to want. To clean up and care for men. At least they left out the 'have their babies' part.
2) Because Dwarves are tighter than... well, something really tight and not politically incorrect. They want to keep the diamonds, not spend them. Like Scrooge McDuck. Besides, it's not like they have a shopping mall nearby.
3)Because even magic can only do so much when you are ugly to the bone.

Aravis said...

*LOL* Excellent points, every one.