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Evangeline, Why Can’t You Be True?
March 16, 2010, 6:00 am
Filed under: Movies, Reviews

I remember wanting to see this (Disney) movie at the theater, but just never got around to it. All I know is that once I saw how hot the prince was, it was like when I saw Gaston in Beauty & the Beast: I was in!

I really loved the movie. I wasn’t sure if I was going to, what with the whole ‘It’s Disney’s first black princess!’ PR overload, but that wasn’t really a factor. At least, it didn’t get too bogged down in trying to establish black history. It just happened to be a story that took place in 1920’s New Orleans and the main character(s) just happened to be black. Big deal. And the thing is, I didn’t even fall in LIKE with the human characters (with the exception of Mama Odie) as much as I fell in LOVE with some of the animal ones. Ray the Cajun lightning bug and Louis the swamp gator were definite favorites. They had me cracking up every time they were in a scene. I also really loved Dr. Facilier (the voodoo villian) and all his creepy voodoo store goodies. Great, great, great. Continue reading