by Cayce McCarthy. Arts and Entertainment blogger.
Hey Femm readers. For today’s blog, I want to talk about Disney’s old film, The Black Cauldron, and why it should be a remake of any kind whether live action or an animated feature. For one thing, the film has way too many plot holes! Its plot has more holes in it than swiss cheese! For those of you who don’t remember the movie here’s a summary.
In a fictional world known as Prydain, a boy named Taran works for a wizard-like character and looks after an oracle pig known as Hen Wen. Taran hates his job and longs to become a knight and fight in the war against the Evil Horn King who seeks the powerful Black Cauldron; which can unleash an army of dead soldiers. Taran is tasked to protect Hen Wen from the Horn King but faces trouble when he’s captured and runs into a princess, a menstrual, and a creature known as Gurgi. You know what this film’s main problem is? Disney tried way too hard to make it like a Shakespearian/Tolkien movie and it failed horribly.
Why is there a magical pig in the middle of the woods, how does she have powers, why does she know where the cauldron is? Why do they live in the middle of nowhere and where are Taran’s parents? If this country is at war how come, we don’t see any of the knights or other people in this film? Where the heck did the supposed princess come from, why was she being held captive by the Horn King, why does she have a magical glowing sphere guide, and is she even a princess because the Horn King implies that she’s a scullery maid. Whose castle is the Horn King in and where did the magical sword come from? Did it belong to a powerful King? How’d he die? What do you guys think?
Why on earth was there a furry Gollum like creature running around and why is the menstrual important? His character is practically useless and adds nothing to the plot but being an annoying man who screams “Murder” like in a Shakespeare play. Also, where the heck was his traveling companions? Wouldn’t the Horn King have captured them too? Why did the witches and fairies come out of nowhere? It’s like Disney went, oh it can’t be an epic tale without fairies or witches like in Macbeth so let’s cram that in there. Not to mention how the villain has little to no backstory! Seriously, Disney, you should fix this and make a better movie that fills in these plot holes. It would be a great live action movie. I can see actors like Sir Ian McKellen, Tom Holland, and others being in it. What do you guys think? ‘til next time.