Archive for August 15, 2012

Ranking Disney: #30 – The Rescuers (1977)

The Rescuers is a film I’d guess a lot of people hold near and dear. One that would be ranked a lot higher on most lists.

Unfortunately, I did not grow up with this film, and didn’t see it until about a month or two ago. Which does two things — allows me to be objective about it, and doesn’t allow for nostalgia to enter into my ranking. You’d think that second part is basically the same as the first part, but it’s not. Sometimes nostalgia is a good thing, even if it is subjective.

While I really liked the movie, and totally get why it’s a classic — I just can’t rank it any higher than this because, to me, it’s just not as good as the rest of the movies that are higher on the list. I just didn’t enjoy it as much as those other ones. Now, with the sheen of nostalgia and having grown up with it laid on top of it, I’m sure I’d have had this about six or seven spots higher. But I didn’t, so, here it is:

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Pic of the Day: “Tough morning?” “I had a run-in with my old nemesis.” “Gum on the crosswalk?” “He won this round.” “Your old foe.” “Mmm-hmm.”