Frozen

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Walt Disney Animation Studios Released 2013

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Director:
Jennifer Lee (XXX) , Chris Buck (II)
Released:
2013
Rating:
PG
When their kingdom becomes trapped in perpetual winter, fearless Anna (Kristen Bell) joins forces with mountaineer Kristoff (Jonathan Groff) and his reindeer sidekick to find Anna's sister, the Snow Queen Elsa (Idina Menzel), to break her icy spell. Although their epic journey leads them to encounters with mystical trolls, a comedic snowman (Josh Gad), harsh conditions and magic at every turn, Anna and Kristoff bravely push onward in a race to save their kingdom from destruction.

Metacritic Score

  • 100

    The Playlist Drew Taylor

    As far as animated movies go, it doesn't get that much better than Frozen. It's a new Disney classic.

  • 70

    The Hollywood Reporter Todd McCarthy

    Energetic, humorous and not too cloying, as well as the first Hollywood film in many years to warn of global cooling rather than warming, this tuneful toon upgrades what has been a...

  • 70

    Variety Scott Foundas

    This always enjoyable tale of mysterious magic, imperiled princesses and square-jawed men of action proves longer on striking visuals than on truly engaging or memorable characters.

SUBMIT REVIEW
  • Best Disney Movie Since The Renaissance age

    9.0
    This Movie was really amazing.

    the songs are catchy and the plot is interesting it looks like something disney has been hiding for 20 or more years if you havent seen it go watch it now
  • Fantastic!!! :-)

    10
    I love Olaf! I just want to sing "Let it go" right now! One of the best Disney movies ever made.
  • A Second Disney Renaissance is Upon Us

    10
    This is one of the best movies I have ever seen before. Despite being CGI, it feels like a film from the Disney Renaissance. The CGI animation is unbelievably beautiful, the songs are brilliant, and the characters are very likable.



    The only negative thing I can think of is that Let It Go has been way overdone on the internet with covers and parodies (including one made by the Westboro Baptist Church that ticked me off even before I saw the movie). However this does not lower my score because that means the song is very good and fans really want their try at it.



    Also Disney did a lot of research into this film. At the beginning of the film where the people were harvesting ice was historically accurate. That is actually how ice was harvested centuries ago. Also when Hans' sword shattered upon hitting a frozen Anna, if you look closely before he hits her, frost forms upon his blade. When steel is frozen at a low temperature, it becomes brittle as glass.



    What I love best about this movie is the relationship between Anna and Elsa. Anna wants to be with her sister and reunite with her while Elsa only stays distant because she feared hurting her little sister. It shows how much the two love each other. I also love how the act of true love was the sisters' bond rather than with a romantic interest showing us there is more to true love than just romance.

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  • Really "cool"

    9.0
    The music is great, well there is A few gaps in it but it's A great movie!
  • Perhaps the most overrated movie of all time! A really huge letdown for a disney fan like me. (WARNING: Spoilers inside)

    1.5
    When I first saw the teaser trailer for Frozen in 2013, I thought the teaser looked cute while a lot of people thought it was really crappy and didn't show anything about the plot. Aren't a lot of teaser trailers supposed to be like that? Then when the official trailers came out last fall, I was really looking forward to this movie. I knew the film would have a cliched storyline, but it looked like a really fun and cute adventure, and proved me that Disney was starting to get back on their feet again after their recent movies which have been really good such as The Princess and the Frog, Tangled, the Winnie the Pooh remake, and Wreck-It-Ralph. And after seeing it in theaters, I thought it was solid, I definitely had more positives for it than I do now, but still knew it wasn't a perfect film. But then as the attention went on and everyone kept singing the songs over and over again, I started to dislike the film. Then as the film received it's 2 Oscars, I've truly realized how overrated this film really is, and started hating the film even more. And now, I've completely come to the point where I hate Frozen, and is now the most overrated movie of all time!



    The story revolves around to little girls named Anna and Elsa, who live in a castle with their parents. One night they Anna has a hard time falling as she wakes up Elsa to use her ice powers and play with snow, till suddenly Elsa accidentally shoots Anna with her ice powers, after their parents see what happens, they take Anna to see the Trolls as Mr. Troll removes Anna's memories about Elsa's powers. Since then, Elsa is forbidden from using her powers and is forced to stay in her room till she can find a way to control her powers. While their parents sail of on a ship, they sadly die during a storm. And as Anna and Elsa grow up as Teenagers, Elsa finally finds how to control her powers. As the kingdom celebrates Elsa's coronation day, Anna falls in love with a man named Hans. But suddenly Elsa forbids their marriage and uses her ice powers in public. After emberassing herself, she runs away and by using her ice powers, she creates an ice palace and brings their snowman Olaf that they built together as toddlers to life. Anna wants to find Elsa, reunite, and bring back the season of Summer. Along the way, she meets up with Kristoff, an iceman, Sven, his reindeer, and Olaf, Anna and Elsa's childhood snowman that Elsa recently brought to life. After Anna reunites with Elsa, Elsa strikes Anna with her ice powers in the heart again, and it's up to them to get Anna to kiss with her true love Hans (I'll get to what happens with him and Anna soon) orelse Anna will freeze forever.



    Now let's get to the problems I had with this film:



    Con #1: The plot of Frozen for the most part feels very cliched and predictable. I could easily tell every minute what was going to happen next in the film.



    Con #2: Even the animation at times feels a bit choppy at times. While it definitely looks very beautiful, I enjoy the bright colors and artwork that is done, the characters move too fast most of the time while at other times they move kinda slow.



    Con #3: Another problem I had with the film is the pacing. My lord is this film rushed as hell, they literally rushed scene by scene throughout the film. The film is only 102 minutes long, kinda funny that the film was that long and yet it felt like it was way shorter than that. It's like faster than a balloon floating up into outer space (Even though it would pop as it leaves Earth's atmosphere).



    Con #4: The Songs, now this is one of the main reasons why this film is so overrated and overhyped. The songs are not only really annoying, but they're out of place too. Even "Do you want to build a Snowman?" and "Let it Go" (2 of the most popular songs) were very underwhelming for me. While they were well written, they felt too forced, meaning it seemed like the writers tried to hard to make them heartwarming and emotional. The same goes to "For the first time in Forever" and "Love is an Open Door". As for "In Summer" and "Fixer Upper", they were both very out of place, right when Anna, Kristoff, and Sven first meet Olaf, he sings a song about Summer, when that topic isn't even important about the film (Even though the film does take place during Summer). Then after Anna is striken in the heart with Ice powers again by Elsa, they meet up with the trolls again and tell about how Anna's heart is frozen thanks to Elsa, and if Anna doesn't kiss with her true love, she will be frozen forever, so the trolls basically sing a song about fixing up Anna or whatever they're singing about, that's out of place too. And not to mention about 4/6 of the songs in the film are in the beginning, then after the 2 songs in the middle there are no more songs played for the rest of the film. And because of how rushed the build up was, you could not go 20 seconds without hearing another stinking song.



    Con #5: Throughout the whole movie, I could tell the writers were so lazy that they ripped off the idea from Tangled. The plot, the characters, the animation, and even the songs feel very similar to Tangled. The characters have the exact same character traits as the ones from Tangled, Look:



    Anna/Elsa = Rapunzel

    Kristoff = Flynn

    Sven = Maximus

    Olaf = Pascal

    Hans = Mother Gathel

    Anna/Elsa's Parents = Rapunzel's Parents



    Con #6: And now the main problem I had with the film, *Drumroll* the plot twist near the end of the film. (WARNING: This is major spoilers here, I repeat S-P-O-I-L-E-R-Y, so if you don't want to know what happens in the rest of the film then please look away!) As Anna meets up with her true love Hans and is about to kiss with him, Hans suddenly turns into a villain and let's Anna freeze, as he claims to everyone in public that Anna is now dead because of Elsa. LIKE WTF??!?!!! Anna and Hans could've been a pretty cute couple if the writers at least developed their relationship more like in The Little Mermaid where they took time to develop Ariel and Prince Eric's relationship. But instead, they came up with the most cliched, sloppy, pathetic, and predictable way to finish off the movie. A perfect example of how as the film went on, the movie got stupider (Especially after "Let it Go"), the writing got stupider, the writing got stupider, the characters got stupider, the jokes got stupider, and the songs (of course) got stupider (especially since they started becoming more out of place).



    And if there's one more problem I have with this movie, it is the character Olaf. Like the score, he is also one of the main reasons this film is so overrated and over hyped. I honestly found his voice very screechy and annoying as hell. And also, why is he voiced by Josh Gad? I love Josh Gad, I love him in Modern Family and The Daily Show. And I don't know why he is in this so called movie.



    Overall Frozen is a really cliched, sloppy, unoriginal, and predictable mess. Everywhere I go I see people singing "Let It Go" and "Do You Want To Build A Snowman" all the time. And thanks to all the hype this film has gotten, my rating has dropped down to 1.5, and the more attention this movie gets, the more my rating drops. I wanted to give this film a 1 because of how sick and tired I am of it, but the only 2 positives I have is that I do like the idea of the film having 2 princesses, that is definitely something you've never seen in a princess story before, and at times I did feel pretty bad for Elsa and her character (Anna not really). But besides those few Pros I still cannot stand Frozen, and it's really surprising that all the fans never seem to pay attention to the lame and predictable plot, the rushed pacing, the lack of character development, the out of place songs, and of course, the predictable and cliched plot hole towards the end of the movie with Hans and Anna. Hopefully, Frozen will finally be forgotten once Disney's next animated flick "Big Hero 6" arrives this November. Please, go watch Tangled, Winnie the Pooh, Wreck-It-Ralph, or the Princess and the Frog instead, or even go watch the disney renaissance movies (Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, The Lion King, Tarzan, Mulan, the sensational six cartoons, the cartoons mixed with live action (Mary Poppins, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, and of course, the original animated movies made by Walt Disney (Snow White, Cinderella, 101 Dalmations, Lady and the Tramp, The Jungle Book, Pinocchio) or anything else from Disney (Excluding any crap from Disney Channel). Just please let this movie go (meaning move on from it already) and don't waste your time or money.



    Final Grade: (1.5/10 stars) F+moreless

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