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hxcfairy

This film would have been so much better if it had focused a little more on Elsa and her storyline.
7 years 4 months ago
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mandapuspi

People say it's something different, but I think it's still a typical Disney.
7 years 4 months ago
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thaleya

Someone mentioned that Beck shouldn't do more work "for the sake of every Disney fan." This person does NOT speak for every Disney fan. Let it Go has become one of my absolute favorite Disney songs. Generally, the score was below the typical Disney standard, but that one song went a long way in compensating for it.

In regards to the "African" music - there is no African music. The weird sounding thing in the beginning and the end is basically Saami yoiking (with a backup choir based on a hymn), which is a Norwegian cultural thing. I know this because I am Norwegian. For a film based on a Scandinavian fairy tale, set in a Scandinavian environment, this music couldn't have been more fitting.

To me, it's clear that Disney put an unexpected amount of research into this, and I was generally impressed by all the details in regards to Norwegian culture and mythology; everything from trolls, to Kristoff's clothes, to the mention of "gløgg" and "lutefisk" (a horrible dish which you should never ever taste, btw) and the use of the Norwegian Fjord Horse. I went into the cinema expecting to be disappointed, but I left the cinema smiling, surprisingly pleased and content.

And the animation? Stunningly beautiful. They captured the winter landscape perfectly. I already know I'm gonna watch this film several times.

Edit: Since then, I've watched it more than twice. After my second viewing I actually liked it even better, noticing more brilliant details and, once I'd gotten more used to it, appreciated the music more. I think it's a good quality that a film gets better after multiple viewings, instead of just boring. Brava, Disney. Brava.
7 years 3 months ago
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ClassicLady

I not only loved this movie, I had a real catharsis in watching it. I had no idea what the storyline was until minutes before walking into the theater. When I realized it was about sisters and the bonds they share, I almost didn't go in. I have sisters who have also, through no fault of their own, shut me out of their lives emotionally. This movie made me cry, lifted my heart, gave me hope for the future and generally gave me the hope that life does and will get better, even if it isn't perfect. I may have read a lot of things into this movie but isn't that what a good movie is supposed to do? Hit you where you live and make you think and feel? On a practical level, the animation was exceptional. I saw the 3-D version and the characters just seemed to pop off the screen. (Even more exciting, to me, was the short shown just before the movie with Mickey Mouse and gang literally jumping out of a black and white "Steamboat Willie" cartoon and becoming colorized in the best 3-D animation I have ever seen in my life! I thought Goofy was going to fall into my lap! I could feel the sweat jump off of Mickey's brow onto my face! With that start, I was expecting all kinds of greatness from Disney and they certainly didn't disappoint.) Anyone worried about the music...well, just concentrate on that upbeat, positive song Elsa sang when she finally realizes her "curse" is really empowering... Can't get more positive than that! Thank you, Walt, wherever you are.
7 years 4 months ago
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cangelm1

It's about time Disney stepped into the new world. A woman who doesn't depend on a man to come in and save the day. Also, Anna stood up for herself and got to sock the bad guy! Was a nice change of pace to see women stand up for themselves!
7 years 1 month ago
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Unfortunate Synopsis

This was the best Disney film in close to 20 years, and the fact that spoiler is admirable. Some may not like the music, but I thought it was pretty good, and the signature song was very enjoyable.
7 years 4 months ago
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lekast

After that, my son and I agreed to look Totoro for the 10th time!!!
6 years 5 months ago
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nafees

not bad, may be good enough to produce a blockbuster. but nothing great or extraordinary. over-rated frankly speaking.
And seriously this wins Academy Award over 'The Wind Rises'. oscar has just became a joke with this.

Typical dysney princess story. The ost 'Let it go' was good. I would give it 5 or 6 out of 10. [5-6/10]
6 years 7 months ago
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stexdo

The animations are very good but not top-notch.. average story and dull ending. Unfortunately I saw the Italian dubbed version so the songs are translated and have ridiculously bad lyric composition.
6 years 7 months ago
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Midfreewayfox

I agree with thaleya but would like to point out that Saami is part of nordic cultural thing, not only Norwegian :)
7 years 1 month ago
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Illjwamh

The "African music" is actually based on a Danish/Norwegian Christmas hymn.

The only part of this movie I didn't like was the Snowman's song, which reminded me of the gargoyles from The Hunchback of Notre Dame (whom I hated). Everything else was great.
7 years 4 months ago
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SofiaLivroNoronha

It's a great story, with very good characters, flawless animation and an amazing plot. But the music... It didn't convince me at all, and that's usually one of my favourite parts.
7 years 4 months ago
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Siskoid

After liking Tangled quite a lot, I was eager to see Frozen, which given all the cosplay and the hoopla about the main song, I sort of thought was about Elsa the Ice Queen. But no, it's really about Elsa's hilariously awkward sister Anna, and of course, a cast of delightful characters, just like Tangled. Some nice songs and themes, a mount that acts like a dog, a villain that holds some surprises, and beautiful animation. If that's a formula, it's one I can get behind (though Disney's next project from this "universe" should break the mold a bit more lest the films lose their sparkle). I do tend to think Frozen is a little overrated - it's definitely good, but it's not, say, The Lion King, and I still think I might prefer Tangled, if we're comparing them, but... just listen to me. I'm having a harder and harder time keeping up the pretense that I'm not a particular fan of computer animation!
5 years 4 months ago
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lachyas

I've seen this twice now and I honestly enjoyed it much more the second time round. However that doesn't change the fact that there's hopelessly poor storytelling in the first 30 minutes or so: it's contrived, badly paced, far too reliant on almost non-stop, very same-y songs, and surprisingly chaotic (bordering on confusing, the ultimate sin of any kids animated film). It's just way too long, way too uninteresting, and way too aurally abrasive for what is ultimately a set-up. Given that the script apparently underwent significant changes in the late stages of pre-production, perhaps this isn't all that surprising.

Thankfully however from the moment the first notes of the stunning 'Let It Go' kick in the movie goes from strength to strength, introducing some of the most memorable animated characters of the last few years and, impressively, managing to subvert fairytale cliches whilst not risking alienating the target demographic. The humour is spot on, managing to appeal to both adults and kids alike, and doesn't fall into the trap of relying too much on animal(ish) characters like many other Disney movies do; the humans here are just as fleshed-out and just as entertaining as their sidekicks. Sadly the action scenes feel a little unnecessary and uninspired, but luckily underpinning everything is phenomenal animation technology and skills that make even the duller moments of the movie simply shine.

I think it's one of the better animated film of the last few years, and it's certainly comfortably better than Pixar's post-Up offerings, but I maintain that the prolonged and meandering set-up phase prevents it from being considered a true Disney classic, and I don't think that's going to change no matter how many times I view it.
7 years 1 month ago
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jonashus

Both story and story-telling is lame. They sure didnt spend much time or effort making this movie. Further I dont think kids will be interested in anything else than the living snowman. And he isn't in the movie for the first 20 minutes.

As I'm from Sweden I should say something about the nordicness as well I guess. I could tell pretty soon that the movie played out in Norway. The names (Sven, Anna, Elsa, Olaf), the mountains and when they mentioned Fjord it was clear.

I'm not norwegian so I could be wrong but it was a lot that didnt seem to fit in. The houses, the architecture, the ships, the clothes, its not spot on. Its more english or something I would say.

And our trolls do not look like that and theyre not singing, chubby love machines. Trolls arent nice, most of the time.
7 years 2 months ago

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