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Day 26 – Favorite Disney movie?
I have so, so many favorite Disney movies. Tangled, Moana, and Frozen easily make the top ten as newer Disney films, but Hercules takes the cake. Not only did Disney’s Hercules have a character with my nickname (Meg), but the music is literally so catchy that I can’t help but sing it whenever it comes on. This movie is full of feel good moments, good music, the sassy god of the Underworld, and muses that will leave you doubled over in laughter.
Speaking of that sassy, fast-talking god of the Underworld, Hades is easily my favorite Disney villain. His humor is self-aware and usually at the expense of others, but still hilarious and not something I was able to appreciate until I was older. His main (and maybe only) redeeming quality is that Hades is an honest god and keeps his end of the bargain no matter what.
The comedy doesn’t end with Hades though. The Muses easily add another layer of humor with their story-telling, songs, and interactions with the characters like Meg. The songs by the muses are some of the best of Disney in my opinion. I even played Meg’s “I Won’t Say I’m In Love” at my wedding last year where the Muses backed her up beautifully! I love all of the songs in Hercules, one of my favorites being Hercules’ “Go the Distance” which really gets me going during a work out!
Hercules’ story is an easy, feel good kind of story which is perfect if you need a pick me up. I usually turn to Disney movies when I’ve had a bad day or need a good laugh, and Hercules is a great pick for that. The characters are funny, and everyone brings a little something to the table that I hadn’t seen much in Disney’s usual princess movies.
Hercules is only loosely based on the original Greek myth, and Disney easily made it their own. I wouldn’t look to this movie if you’re hoping for another take on Greek myths. However! It’s great if you need a pick me up, want to belt out some lyrics with the Muses, or need a good laugh.
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