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“The cold never bothered me anyway” – on progressive ideas in Disney’s “Frozen”

February 24, 2014 Leave a comment
  • Frozen_(2013_film)_posterI loved how spunky Anna was, and the struggle that Elsa faced.  The fact that parents can be wrong even when well-intentioned, that once can’t marry a man one has just met, and that not all princes are perfect – these are just a few of the great topics addressed in “Frozen”.
  • Idina Menzel (Elphaba!) does a fantastic job with “Let It Go”, and the animation sequence that goes along with it was fantastic as well.  The working song “Frozen Heart” was also good, but I always love working songs.
  • I felt the movie missed a scene where Elsa explained to Anna what had happened when they were children, and that Anna just stumbles through the whole movie without knowing their history.
  • I felt like dialogue took over in the second half of the movie, and opportunities for additional songs were missed.  Musicals are great in that songs act basically like soliloquies, allowing us to glimpse inside a character’s mind without the trouble of having to use interactions/actions to show, not tell.  When done well, songs are excellent ways of getting to know characters!
  • There’s a cute bonus scene after the credits.
  • 5/5!