The Miscellaneous Thought Thread

socalifornian

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So after everything that has happen this year, do you think this year will top off with alien disclosure?

The ball started rolling to Tom
 

PiratesMansion

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Why couldn’t they have just said Ariel was 21? Or even 18? The fact that she’s 16 has nothing to do with the plot of the Little Mermaid. All it does is weird modern audiences out. Even if it was done to stay true to the source material that still wouldn’t make sense as it’s irrelevant to the story they presented.

Could be worse. Snow White is 14.
 

Mac Tonight

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Rewatched The Great Mouse Detective last night. It still holds up.
Of all the Disney movies that should have gotten a sequel, this is one of them.
 

1HAPPYGHOSTHOST

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It is indeed an irrelevant and disturbing plot point...

Then again, so is the fact that Snow White was supposed to be... 14!

14 and 16 today are not the same as they were when these tales were first written. Don't forget you had young teenagers who were rulers of Egypt. Everything is realative to its historical time and place and you cant look back at it with the eyes of today and judge it for something its not.
 

mickEblu

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14 and 16 today are not the same as they were when these tales were first written. Don't forget you had young teenagers who were rulers of Egypt. Everything is realative to its historical time and place and you cant look back at it with the eyes of today and judge it for something its not.

True yet her age has nothing to do with plot of the movie. Just really a head scratcher on why they explicitly state her age. In others words they had nothing to gain by making her 16.

Maybe they thought that the her relationship with her dad wouldn’t be believable if she were 18 and “could do whatever she wants.” Of course that wouldn’t be true for my family. I’m 37 and still scared of my Dad.
 

1HAPPYGHOSTHOST

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True yet her age has nothing to do with plot of the movie. Just really a head scratcher on why they explicitly state her age. In others words they had nothing to gain by making her 16.

Maybe they thought that the her relationship with her dad wouldn’t be believable if she were 18 and “could do whatever she wants.” Of course that wouldn’t be true for my family. I’m 37 and still scared of my Dad.
They are keeping true to originally story. it doesnt hurt it or take away from it to me.
 

mickEblu

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They are keeping true to originally story. it doesnt hurt it or take away from it to me.

That’s just the thing they aren’t really keeping true to the original story. 95% of that stuff in the movie is not in the book (I don’t think) so it’s just an odd detail to carry over being that it has nothing to do with the plot.
 

1HAPPYGHOSTHOST

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That’s just the thing they aren’t really keeping true to the original story. 95% of that stuff in the movie is not in the book (I don’t think) so it’s just an odd detail to carry over being that it has nothing to do with the plot.
whatever the reason the age really doesnt matter. its a fictional tale
 

mickEblu

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whatever the reason the age really doesnt matter. its a fictional tale

i disagree. What if they said she was 12?
That fact that it’s a fictional movie with singing crabs and fish make it more of a head scratcher for me. If it was a historically accurate period piece that would be different. Anyway just a miscellaneous thought and something that strikes me as an odd/ unnecessary choice. I’m not asking for them to ban the Little Mermaid ride at DCA. Well not for this reason anyway. Haha.
 

1HAPPYGHOSTHOST

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i disagree. What if they said she was 12?
That fact that it’s a fictional movie with singing crabs and fish make it more of a head scratcher for me. If it was a historically accurate period piece that would be different. Anyway just a miscellaneous thought and something that strikes me as an odd/ unnecessary choice. I’m not asking for them to ban the Little Mermaid ride at DCA. Well not for this reason anyway. Haha.
I get where you are coming from but to me since its not important to the story it doesn't matter. Oh by the way I purchased one of those "save the mountain" shirts off ebay. it will be here next week.
 
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