One of many childhood favorites I’ve been able to revisit thanks to Disney+. Just as good as I remembered it! Classic Disney magic. Great coming of age story. Just enough goofy to remind you it’s a Disney movie. Perfect balance.
Swayze plays a close to perfect hero. Scott Glenn plays a villain akin to his brilliant performance in “Backdraft.”
Lace up your skates and get ready for this film to triple axle its way into your heart. (This line is just as cheesy as this movie) In true Disney film fashion, the characters all find themselves and their true callings after being put in what first appear to be incredibly awkward situations, only to find out following their heart would lead them to victory in the end. Who knew physics are the key to becoming a championship caliber figure skater over the course of about a month? And… the adorkable knight in shining armor who drives the Zamboni gets the girl.
In the words of the Disney+ description, “a brainy ugly duckling realizes her dream of becoming a champion figure skater…” although, none of the characters skate anywhere near “ugly duckling.” If Michelle Tratchenberg, Kim Cattrall, or Hayden Panettiere are in it, I will watch it. Every time.
EMILIO! A solid Disney original. Underdog story with a hot shot learning humility, family drama, and a group of misfits becoming a kickass hockey team. This one has it all. Kind of miss when the NHL team had the cool logo and was owned by Disney. The 90’s were a wild time. Definitely give this one a shot.
Better than expected. Pretty middle of the road story-wise. Adventure packed coming of age story. Pixar’s patented gorgeous animation. A fun couple of hours at the theater. Bring tissues, and be ready to shed some tears… Pixar doing Pixar things. Will be a nice addition to Disney+ in a few months.
Cheesy – Check
Romantical – Check
Happy Ending – Check
Yep… this one’s got every ingredient for a solid Disney Chanel original movie. An adorable love story, with some good chuckles along the way. Coincidently, also the reason I got into watching “Modern Family.” Making my way through the nostalgia of the Disney+ library this week.