Hello Arsties! We’re back (again).
As per usual the holiday season was overwhelmingly busy, I ate enough for 4 people, and oh yeah, Toronto decided to imitate Ottawa this year. WHAT IS UP WITH THAT?? Everything is frozen!
Hark! Is that a segue I see?
Yes, over the holiday season I went to see Disney’s Frozen. And you know what? I LOVED it. (And yes, I am incredibly proud of my winter weather to movie segue, thank you for asking.)
I saw it twice in theatres and almost went a third time until I looked at my bank statement from Christmas present shopping and realized that would be a bit excessive. But if I was a millionaire, I’d have done it dangnabbit!
Then, yesterday as I was perusing my newsfeed- Facebook obviously, let’s be serious- I saw some negative reviews about Frozen. My initial reaction was, “and I called you people friends!” But then I remembered that everyone is entitled to their own opinion so I pondered aloud, “who crapped all over your heart to make you hate this beautiful movie?” and “the Grinch called, he wants his 3-times-too-small heart back.” That’s right, I had two simultaneous, complex thoughts at the same time.
I guess what I’m trying to say is- no wait, I got one more: hating Frozen is like taking a selfie in public… you look like an IDIOT for doing it.
Okay, now I’m done.
Here are seven reasons why Frozen is amazing:
- The Sister Relationship
Every Disney movie has a love story. And that story usually involves a guy and girl falling in love at first sight. Well, not only does that not work (trust me, I’ve stared at a lot of strangers) but it’s also over done. It was so refreshing to have a story where the main relationship was between two sisters and what they were willing to do to protect one another. And I LOVE when Kristoff calls Anna out for wanting to marry a guy she’s just met. Thank you Disney!
- Music http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YEJ566EnNgMI have been listening to the soundtrack nonstop. Let It Go is Disney’s own Defying Gravity and it just makes you want to sing at the top of your voice. My family really appreciated that this Christmas. The songs are fun, emotional, and really tell us about each character.
“Go ahead, knock.”
“Why isn’t she knocking?”
“Do you think she knows how to knock?”
Truly, there are some great laugh out loud moments in this movie. Many thanks to Josh Gad who voices Olaf but the other characters have their moments too.
- Self-Saving Heroine
Initially, I had a hard time wrapping my head around Anna as the main character because Elsa’s story is so much more interesting. But what’s really cool about Anna is that she isn’t the damsel in distress. In fact, when she saves Elsa from Hans, Anna unintentionally saves herself through an act of love towards her sister. I know the Heroic Princess isn’t a new concept, Disney also did this with Brave and Tangled, but it’s nice to see this trend continue.
- Unexpected Twists and Turns
When I watch a movie, I can usually guess where the story’s going and how they’re going to get there. But with Frozen, it caught me off guard twice! I had no idea Hans was evil, that was pure genius!
Yes, he’s there for comic relief. And yes, you could probably buy your own island from this little guy’s merchandize sales. BUT. Olaf represents more than just a good time. He’s all heart in three oddly shaped snowballs. Moreover, Olaf symbolizes the good that can come from Elsa’s powers. Everyone views Elsa as a danger because of the curse, but Olaf is literally the living proof that she is not the villain.
- And finally… Idina Menzel
It’s that voice! No doubt her time as the iconic Elphaba landed Idina her role in Frozen but who cares? Who else could pull of that breathtaking balance of fear and ferocity? It was beautiful.
So in conclusion, therefore, and to sum up, I loved Frozen and so should you.
Have a wonderful week!
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