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A Bewitching Review

Again, I am doing another book review on a book so I won’t forget what happened in the book, and my thoughts about it. The book I’m going to talk about in this post is Bewitching by Alex Flinn, and you can find a description here. A little forewarning though, I’m going to talk about some spoilers. Overall, I thought that the book was interesting. I really liked how the author incorporated various fairytales into the overall story, especially the one dealing with the Titanic. However, with that comes a warning. You have to know the each of the fairytales to understand the individual stories. The stories that you need to know is Hansel and Gretel, Cinderella, The Princess and the Pea, and The Little Mermaid. I also have a small warning for the Little Mermaid. You have to actually read the Hans Christian Andersen version, and not go solely on the 1989 movie. It will make a difference. The substory dealing with The Little Mermaid follows the plot of the original Hans Christian Andersen version much better than the 1989 movie. Anyway, I have a bit of a problem with the overall story. Personally, I don’t like how two of the smaller stories are not directly involved with the Emma storyline or the introduction of Kendra. I mean, I can see the relevance of the other stories to showing how Kendra has good intentions and how it can lead to unfortunate consequences. But I feel like the other two stories are a distraction to the main story of Emma. Anyway, I think that this story could lend itself to be turned into a TV show along the same lines of Once Upon A Time. I also think that if you like fairy tale inspired stories, like Once Upon A Time, you’ll like Bewitching.
Bewitching

Disney: 1990s vs. 2000s

As I was doing my “research” for all of my classic Disney related blogs, I noticed that there were quite a few of comments that said that the movies from the ’90s are so much better than the more recent stuff. Case in point would the comment that veranasy16 made. This person said that he/she misses old Disney and the he/she won’t get bored watching stuff like The Lion King no matter how old he/she gets. Now, I’m a bit biased because I was raised on the ’90s movies and whatnot, but I have to agree with comments like that. I’m not saying the stuff nowadays is crap, but there’s a reason why the classics are called classics. I can’t really explain it. I think what it might be is the stuff from the ’90s is the best of cartoon animation. The current stuff, I think, is the best of computer animation. Although, I think stuff like High School Musical is kinda crappy. Anyway, that’s just my opinion.

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