Read for yourselves, my good people.
We know that Disney does what it wants, regardless of things like history, physics, biology, etc etc etc.
I watched Saving Mr. Banks purely for the entertainment value. I knew that it was historically inaccurate, and now you do, too. (Unless you did already, in which case you still know! Huzzah!)
When approaching any media, it is wise to take what you are given with a grain of salt. Facts (the underlying components of a story) don’t speak for themselves; they speak through whatever frame of reference we use, and the story will change as we change our perspective.
I think it is very important to understand the shortcomings of the things we like. We can appreciate things in one area while being aware of how they fail us in another.
I just wanted to answer sircasey’s message with my opinion on the movie and the surrounding hullabaloo. I have no knowledge of P.L. Travers other than what I skimmed on her Wikipedia page. And of course she wasn’t all sunshine and rainbows; no human is.
I was actually against seeing Saving Mr. Banks because I had heard that it did not portray events accurately. I only ended up seeing it because I missed the showtime for the movie I really wanted to see. (I got distracted by pizza.)
As a movie, independent of any real events, I thought that Saving Mr. Banks was good and addressed some interesting thoughts regarding family. I do understand that the movie is problematic because it is not an accurate reflection of the author, Disney, and their relationship. Hollywood and storytellers in general have a habit of altering the narrative to suit their needs, as evidenced in many media.
I’m sorry I couldn’t answer this sooner! (I have limited computer access right now.)
Potential spoilers under the cut.
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Well, those are two very different movies, so it really depends on what movie-going experience you wish to have.
Frozen is sweet and hilarious and deals with sibling relationships.
Saving Mr. Banks, while sweet and sometimes funny, is a more serious look at parent-child relations.
Both have music and both end well (I mean they are Disney movies), but only Saving Mr. Banks made me cry.