My Orion girl, Not Gaila~
What time is it?
And that’s Newt’s tattoo sleeves finished~
I attended a pre-screening of Frozen and I’d like to share a spoiler free review with anyone still on the fence. Now, I know there’s been quite a bit of controversy over this movie and lord knows I felt thrown by it all. But, I do love Disney so I went into the theater trying to keep an open mind. This is what I left with.
First off, the animation. Yes, the sister’s faces screamed Rapunzel, but their hair, outfits and facial expressions did not and I was able to distance myself easily enough. Let us all remember that this is no where near the first time that Disney has recycled their animation style.
The detail well and truly made up for it though. Really I’d say it blew me away. Anna’s strand of white hair worked through her braid, the beading on Elsa’s dress and the snow that clung to everyone’s clothes and hair. Oh don’t get me started on the snow. Seeing the magic of the snow and ice was just truly beautiful.
As for the characters. I had very high hopes that in where Disney may have slacked off in story and animation that their character development would at least be spot on. I wasn’t completely disappointed. I enjoyed seeing the backstory of Elsa and Anna’s relationship and why Elsa acted the way she did. Unfortunately that was basically it when it came to growth for any of the characters. That’s not to say there wasn’t potential, hints were made as to the history and reasoning behind both male lead’s mind sets and actions. But no growth or even a grand explanation happened, you’re simply left to accept them as they’re presented to you.
Now let’s talk story. If you’ve never heard the original tale of The Snow Queen then you my friend are missing out. When Disney originally announced Frozen I was over the moon about an adaptation of one of my favorite fairy tales. As time went on and more information was released my excitement quickly soured. I understand that no fairy tale in it’s originality can be well and truly considered G rated. But the butchering and lunch line picking apart of the plot upset me to no end. That being said, this movie still had a chance to come up with an endearing storyline that left me with a well learned lesson. It did not.
What Disney did present was a mash up of a handful of plot lines, that had the potential to work well on their own, woven together with a few key aspects of the fairy tale sprinkled in. It’s as if they tried to tell three stories at once, lost sight of their ending and panicked. No real lesson was learned and there was little to no resolution to be had. Instead a glorified ~*~love concurs all~*~ theme magiced away the problems.
So in the end I give Disney’s Frozen a 3 out of 5 stars rating. The music was ok, the animation had it’s points and at least one character saw development. Still, I feel a little like Disney left me out on the cold with this one.
@roseclear took this~ I dunno if this was ever posted, but I think it’s pretty cool, so here it is. #DragonCon2013 #StarTrek #StarTrekCosplay #nofilter #OAStagram
May I present to you my not so super secret cosplay~ Debuted at a friend’s Halloween party last night where nearly all the guests had apparently not seen Brave. My Merida!
If you want my body
and you think I’m sexy
keep your hands to yourself.