894. Frozen

Title: Frozen
Director: Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee
Year: 2013
Run time: 1hr 42m

“In “Frozen”, fearless optimist Anna teams up with rugged mountain man Kristoff and his loyal reindeer Sven in an epic journey, encountering Everest-like conditions, mystical trolls and a hilarious snowman named Olaf in a race to find Anna’s sister Elsa, whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom of Arendelle in eternal winter.”

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2:12 – The ice breaking thing seems like a very dangerous occupation when you’re stood on it.
3:54 – “The sky’s awake, so I’m awake, so we have to play.”
4:47 – She a human zamboni.
7:28 – With great power…
11:55 – Ew, sharing a carrot with a reindeer.
14:49 – I really like jumping to be part of the pictures.
17:51 – So far, this film makes legit no sense, but I’ll go with it.
23:57 – We finish each other’s sandwiches??
26:05 – It’s SO X-MEN.
32:08 – All I knew about this film really was ‘the cold never bothered me anyway’- hoooray!
37:46 – “Don’t let the frostbite bite.”
37:53 – “I want you to take me up the North Mountain.” Excuse me??
44:36 – Gawd it’s taken 45 minutes for the amazing snowman to appear.
46:52 – Snowman dreaming of sun is awful!
51:50 – I really need the snowman to be okay.
54:39 – “You kinda set off an eternal winter.”
1:04:10 – “Unmanly blondness” is bollocks.
1:06:36 – Disney is so obsessed with hair colour, it’s obscene.
1:11:13 – OLAF FTW!
1:13:49 – Plot twist!
1:16:44 – Let’s just take a moment to appreciate lock picking with a carrot nose.
1:25:37 – Oh thank god, Olaf.

Conclusions

Blimey, this wasn’t what I was expecting at all. Things to like: that it’s about two princesses, and they aren’t squabbling or fawning over a prince (well, kinda are but not in the way most Disney’s go). Also, the snowman, who I loved except am also traumatised by because his one desire is heat and that bit by the fire, oof, no.

Otherwise, I didn’t really get it. It felt like they had a good idea for the song Let It Go, and then had to string out a story from it. It wasn’t totally clear that the villagers would have hated her and her powers until some random comment from one of them halfway through. It wasn’t totally clear why they had to wipe Anna’s memory or then why they didn’t give it back or mention it or apologise or anything.

I did like the twist of the prince being a bad’un, but then actually feel like the whole situation is the parent’s fault and they don’t get their comeuppance because they’re already gone. Hmm.

Rating: 2/5.