“Frozen” Was a Heart Warming Experience
Headed to the theater to catch "Frozen" tonight, nice family affair. Out of the 8 of us, 3 being kids, it was well enjoyed. My thoughts, however, were not necessarily shared by the others.Gotta admit, I'm a Disney fan. Just added to my Bucket-list: "Get a Season Pass to Disney and make full use of it." Going to see "Frozen", I honestly had little idea what it was about. Disney did a good job of keeping the basic under wraps. Knew there was 2 sisters, one was some kind of winter Queen and possibly evil, the other barely knew her sister but was trying to find her for some reason. Also knew there was a strange, goofy snowman, plus some guy and a reindeer. Figured a love story would be involved. So adventure and romance in the Disney genre, probably geared towards girls, I could handle that.
Now overall, I did enjoy the movie, 3 of 4 stars I guess. Olaf, the snowman, added a nice comic touch. He wasn't the brightest bulb, but it added to the comedy that a snowman craved Summer. He had plenty other one-liners to keep you chuckling, which I might have done out loud once or twice. The movie also had a plot twist, which is a nice addition to any movie if you ask me. (Sorry, no spoiler here.) And the story line was good, leaving me wanting more when it was over. (Nice set-up for the continuing story Disney.) And the message was FANTASTIC - Don't let your fears overcome you, as you'll live an unhappy life. Great to teach a daughter who is often afraid of many things.
However, the singing annoyed the heck out of me. I get it, Disney movies have songs. If I were to say, "Look at this stuff, isn't it neat...", I bet I've cursed you with signing that the rest of the night. You're welcome. :) The bothersome part for me, was you don't always need songs. And, when a line of dialogue suddenly becomes sing-songy by the end, into a full blown song, grrrr. Let the music cue up, then song break out, and I'm okay. But this way of doing it, felt like a Broadway play. I'm not at a play, I'm at a movie. Save this for the Broadway adaptation. And that, is where the other 7 in the group scowled at me. Hey, I can have an opinion.
So overall, 3 of 4 stars. But the kids loved it, so I highly recommend it. (Like what kid doesn't love a Disney flick...)