Reasons “Frozen” Rocks

I finally got to see Disney’s “Frozen” and I love it! This is the kind of empowering movie that “Brave” claimed to be and fell short of!

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SAFE-TO-READ Reasons Why:

1. It’s gorgeous. Even with obviously disproportional heads, eyes, etc., Disney has mastered this newer style of animation. Paired with the spectacular visuals of Elsa’s ice creations, this is pure eye candy.
2. The characters not only are complex, but the entire movie owns those nuances, bringing out more and more reasons to invest in these protagonists as it goes along instead of trying to smooth everything neatly into a tidy ending box.
3. The music! The last few movies Disney made caused me to wonder if they’d forgotten how important their soundtracks are to making things compelling, but clearly they have remembered! I almost cried at the end of “Do You Want to Build a Snowman?”
4. They actually came up with a good reason to have a goofy, talking snowman running around. I’m impressed.
5. This is a fairy tale treatment that explores the real folklore material of “The Snow Queen” and comes up with a valid interpretation, rather than simply turning it on its head in one simple way like through modernization or completely reversing the blame.
6. Even the comic relief characters have wisdom and a level of emotional resonance.
7. Romance was important, but put nicely in its place.
8. There is a credit for “Caffeination” with only one name-“Carlos Buenavidos”, aka “Carlos Good Life.”

Long live the Queen!

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3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. CMrok93
    Dec 19, 2013 @ 17:20:40

    Nice review. No matter what, the kids will love it. Most parents will do, too, and I think that’s what matters the most as well.

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  2. sinistmer
    Dec 19, 2013 @ 21:38:37

    I am hoping to see this at some point over the holidays.

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    • wheresmytower
      Dec 20, 2013 @ 00:38:48

      Yes, you should! Have been watching some of the outtake songs and stuff since then and wow, it evolved a lot! They started with a more typical Disney thing and let themselves grow into the complex story it wound up at! Sadly, a lot of the youtube comments seem to prefer the typical Disney style, but still! I think you’ll really like the climax-it’s predictable, but still just so new for Disney!

      Reply

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