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Frozen

Published December 24, 2018

Frozen

Film info

  • Title Frozen
  • Directors Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee
  • Year 2013
  • Run time 1hr 42m
  • Genres Adventure, Family, Animation
  • Tagline Only the act of true love will thaw a frozen heart

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.

Live blog

TimeComment
2:12The 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.”
4:47She a human zamboni.
7:28With great power…
11:55Ew, sharing a carrot with a reindeer.
14:49I really like jumping to be part of the pictures.
17:51So far, this film makes legit no sense, but I’ll go with it.
23:57We finish each other’s sandwiches??
26:05It’s SO X-MEN.
32:08All 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??
44:36Gawd it’s taken 45 minutes for the amazing snowman to appear.
46:52Snowman dreaming of sun is awful!
51:50I really need the snowman to be okay.
54:39“You kinda set off an eternal winter.”
1:04:10“Unmanly blondness” is bollocks.
1:06:36Disney is so obsessed with hair colour, it’s obscene.
1:11:13OLAF FTW!
1:13:49Plot twist!
1:16:44Let’s just take a moment to appreciate lock picking with a carrot nose.
1:25:37Oh 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

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