Frozen (2013)

Our review of Disney’s 2013 musical adventure/comedy that everyone seemed to like very much. Supposedly based on Hans Christian Andersen’s The Snow Queen, Frozen‘s at least as good as the last Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale Disney adapted. Make of that what you will. I made this.



2 responses to “Frozen (2013)”

  1. RJ Avatar

    So can you tell me why being shoved down my throat as a triumph of feminism? I don’t get it. How is “Frozen” a feminist movie?

  2. Charles Phipps Avatar

    I’ve been trying for the past ten minutes to come up with a suitable witty opening statement for my review commentary and, failing, have decided to let it go. *pause* I swear, that was actually unintentional.

    And I’ve forsworn myself to the Stark name. Tony will have to beat my ass.

    Frozen is a movie I am kind of on-the-fence about, DDM. On one hand, it doesn’t *feel* like a Disney classic. The Princess and the Frog? Disney Classic. Mulan? Same. This? This feels like someone trying to compete with Disney by doing NOT what Disney does.

    Like Tangled, it feels like Disney the Stephen King of Girl Movies is trying to be Dean Koontz. It’s weirdly dissonant as you’re watching a perfectly good children’s movie, like Shrek, but is manifestly not the style they’re so famous for.

    Now, you claim it’s actually very much Disney at the start but I’d argue this is Through the Looking Glass straight-up, Disney making fun of itself. The set up for the joke takes a while but the staggering amount of piss-takes they take at themselves makes me wonder just how disgruntled the writers at the House of Mouse are and why the executives flat out don’t even care to stop them from saying, “You know our classic premises? Bullcrap. All of it.”

    It’s why freaking Maleficent has her apologetic movie because someone doesn’t want Sleeping Beauty anymore despite Sleeping Beauty being awesome.

    I’m not sure what to make of it really. I love Idina Menzel, I love Kirsten Bell, and I love reindeer ventriloquism. Making fun of love at first sight is a great thing too, albeit a lesson which would have been more relevant seventy years ago. Yet, I think this film’s general LACK of doe-eyed earnestness prevents it from being a Disney classic for decades to come.

    I will say, though, the “Do you want to build a snowman?” made me cry like a little girl.

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