Hey everyone, after uploading my most recent podcast, I realized I never actually reviewed Disney's Frozen. I've seen it many times, I own it on Blu-Ray, but I still won't formally review it. And here's why.
When I write or film movie reviews, I generally like to do it within a week of watching it for the first time. This way, all my feelings are fresh and aren't influenced by all sorts of outside factors. I generally like to keep a blank slate when watching a movie for the first time so the bar isn't raised or lowered to far so I generally stay away from reviews before watching.
Now it's not like I haven't reviewed things long after the fact, Turtles Forever review and The Family review are 2 examples. However, those movies are not regularly talked about. I was still able to keep my opinion separate from others because no one talks about Turtles Forever or The Family. Frozen on the other hand is the most talked about movie in the past 2 years. There is so much stuff about "why Frozen is an amazing departure from the formula" and "how Frozen rips off the Lion King," and similar. It's very polarizing and I've been to influenced. If I were to review it, I feel like I would be bouncing off to many other opinions and it wouldn't be the same unfiltered opinion that I had within a week of viewing it. I would ultimately end up defending arguments for "it's the best Disney movie of all time" and "it's the most overrated Disney movie of all time." Why? Because that's just my thought process.
So here's the deal, I'm going to do my best to give my thoughts on Frozen. This isn't going to be a full review because that time window has long past. I will reference what other people are saying, and how I feel about that. Here it goes.
Frozen is a really great Disney movie. The songs are great, the characters are really enjoyable, and there's a great twist in the final act. The story isn't the most compelling, it feels like a typical fairy tail with your evil magical queen and princess who has to stop her. Making them sisters was a nice touch, and the twist was great. It's better than your average fairy tale story, but it's no Wreck it Ralph. The songs are amazing. Disney did it again with a soundtrack that will have kids and adults singing them for years to come. In fact, it's impossible to escape let it go, which is what people are associating Frozen with. The characters are what really makes it though. The relation that Anna has with her sister Elsa is amazing and what is really making people say "this is the best Disney movie of all time." Olaf is amazing, with genuinely funny comic relief and usefulness in the final act. It's really amazing and I recommend it to any Disney fan. I won't call it the best Disney has ever done, but it's really good.
Well, there you have it, an attempt at reviewing Frozen a year after it's release. Hope you enjoy and hopefully you got a peak into my creative process. This has been Pokematic, signing off and bu-bye.