Saturday, October 13th, 2018
If you haven’t seen Ferdinand, what on earth are you waiting for?!
I don’t have favorite movies; in fact, movies aren’t really my thing at all. I prefer TV shows for their ongoing plots and character connections.
But I love Ferdinand. The messages throughout the movie are those of authenticity, individuality, kindness, and belonging.
Ferdinand was born a fighting bull. He was the outcast because all of the other calves wanted to fight and win honor in the ring of the Matador, but all he wanted was to take care of his flowers. After his dad was chosen to fight the Matador, and ended up not coming home, Ferdinand runs away. He finds a beautiful new home full of flowers, joy, love, and peace. I don’t want to ruin the movie, so I won’t say specifics, but he does have to confront his past again as an adult, and it’s all about his journey.
My absolute favorite part of the movie, and really hit me as the most important (I remember I felt like it hit me over the head), was when Ferdinand helped a friend and after being thanked, he says “Oh, its ok. Anyway, it wasn’t a big deal.” His friend simply replies: “Well, it was for me.”
I could watch this movie on repeat; I just love it.
And as an added bonus, anytime I turn it on, Finn LOVES to watch. He doesn’t do this with any movie except this one. So that’s saying something.