My Opinions On Unseen Classics

My Opinions On Unseen Classics

Angelina Balusek, Editor

Growing up, I only watched Disney movies with my grandparents’ VHS player, only owning a limited amount of tapes. Upon discussing Disney films in class, The Frontline news staff told me I need to educate myself on the beauty of my unseen films. This is my brutally honest rating of the movies I missed out on during my childhood:



As a Greek Mythology finatic, it was a huge shock when I said I’ve never seen Hercules. Out of all the movies I hadn’t watched yet, my class begged me to watch Hercules the most. So, that night I went home, grabbed some popcorn, and binged the ‘classic’. Immediately I was hooked and felt an obsession brewing. The music, the setting, Meg, all of it was amazing. I wish I would’ve seen it when I was younger, but I’m so glad I finally watched it. 10/10.

Sleeping Beauty

I never got through Sleeping Beauty as a kid. Maleficent triggered my killer anxiety, and I would cry anytime someone would put it on. I fought through my fears and sat through an hour and a half of old Disney animations, and in conclusion, meh. The beginning was very drawn out, and the climax/ending felt super rushed. Then again, I don’t think Sleeping Beauty is a popular favorite, but a classic. 6/10.


I absolutely adored Pocahontas. The music, storyline, and beauty of the film was incredible. This was one of the few princess movies I didn’t have on VHS, so I clearly missed  out on an amazing classic. 8/10.

Little Mermaid II

I had no clue there was a second (and third) Little Mermaid movie. I was never really into the original movie, but I liked the sequel. Like the original, I wouldn’t find myself wanting to watch it again soon. The plot was lacking, and the music wasn’t very memorable. 5/10.

Live Action Aladdin 

Aladdin is one of my favorite classics, so going into the live action movie I was nervous. I can say: it was phenomenal. Will Smith really made the movie special, and Naomi Scott and Mena Massoud made an amazing Jasmine & Aladdin. Dare I say it was better than the original. 100/10.