Frozen (2013): It’s really, really hard to review this since I have to remove the hype from my opinion. If I included the hype, the rating would be quite low. Since Frozen is now the highest grossing animated film ever, it is getting a lot of praise. I have to remove those facts from my opinion of this film. In the beginning of Frozen, Anna, a girl who has been locked inside a castle, alone, for most of her life, finally experiences the outside world when her older sister Elsa comes of age (I’m not gonna tell you the plot, look it up, watch a trailer). The first thing Anna does is bump into a guy. In usual Disney style, they sing a song about how much in love they are and become engaged, within minutes of knowing each other. Now, I think like most normal people, this almost made me turn off the movie, because what the fuck is that? Thankfully, this is supposed to read as obnoxious and silly, and two characters poke fun at this during the film. Woo, bullet dodged there. Once I realized my issue with Anna’s stupidness when it comes to love is supposed to be mocked, I started to enjoy the film a bit more. Being a Disney film, it has the heart, the emotion, and the connection you expect from these movies. It doesn’t, however, have the songs. Besides one song, Fixer Upper, I won’t be humming any of the music featured in this movie. Sorry, but Do You Want To Build a Snowman or Let It Go is just not my cup of tea, easily forgettable, Let it Go being even more forgettable (I loathe that “The cold never bothered me anyway” line, it just sounds awkward!) Another issue I had was the pace, this movie goes way too fast. At the end of the movie, I wanted more. The payoff isn’t as grand or impactful as I wanted, hell even the journey to find Elsa is not adventurous.
All that being said, I did not dislike this movie. Do I think it’s the best animated movie ever made? HA! No. I don’t even think it’s the best animated musical ever made. Speaking of musical, was it me or did the musical aspects just die 40 minutes into the movie? Anyway. Since the film is enjoyable, but the music unmemorable, the pace way too fast, the journey uneventful and the finale really anti-climatic…it’s not a bad animated film, and I would watch it again, but it has issues. I like that it’s very empowering to girls, it is clearly a feminist film, and in certain aspects it does excel, but in others, it does not. I have to give this film a 7/10.