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Disney’s “Frozen” is Overrated

Posted on the 06 January 2015 by Real Talk @talkrealdebate2012

Disney’s Frozen is overrated.

Yes, I said it. Yes, I know it’s almost like saying Beyonce isn’t the greatest singer of all-time (hopefully the Beygency doesn’t read this blog).

You can put the pitch-forks away, because frankly I really don’t care if you think I am crazy. Unlike some people, I cannot say in a conscious state of mind that this movie is the best animated film of all-time. Because it is not. It’s not even the best animated film of the past decade (that’s a close battle between Up and Toy Story 3).

While I am surely causing some of you to convulse with rage I ask that you first read my thoughts on the movie.

I watched Frozen last night for the first time (I’m probably the last person on Earth who can say that). And while I watched it with two enthusiastic, little girls (of whom one proceeded to spoil each and every “favorite” scene of hers, which happened to be every scene of the movie, and the other who had an incessant and overwhelming sensation to sing along to each and every song) I couldn’t help but wonder if I was really watching the movie that was so highly touted.

Yes, I liked probably the most overplayed, yet enjoyable song of 2014: Let It Go. While overall the music was pretty good, it could not compensate for the weak plot. Similar to a film overstuffed with CGI (a.k.a. Zach Snyder’s Man of Steel) this film replaced actual plot-line with catchy songs. Sorry, that just doesn’t do it for me.

Anna tries to prevent an everlasting winter that Elsa accidentally creates. Everlasting winter…please…welcome to Chicago. I guess Elsa’s the reason there is a snowstorm heading our way.

My favorite character oddly enough was Olaf, the snowman. Many of the other characters fell flat with personality; while others like Anna seemed to have drunk one too many Red Bulls. Maybe she thought they’d give her wings.

Needless to say it doesn’t. I couldn’t help but feel let down by a movie that grossed over a billion dollars. I was left waiting for more.

As for some people’s claims that this was the best animated movie of all time I ask you to watch more than one movie in your lifetime, because there are plenty of better movies.

Here are but a few Disney films that are better than Frozen:

Toy Story and Lion King are among my all-time favorites



Beauty and the Beast



Mayim Bialik wrote an interesting post about her experience watching the film with her two young sons. At least I know I am not alone.

While Frozen is a good animated film, it’s not one of the best (let alone THE best)

Okay. I am ready for the calls to get checked out by a doctor.

What do you think of the movie?


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