Frozen is a good film. But not a great film. I'll go with the positives first: Beautiful animation, well conceptualised characters, a nice plot framework, and some very catchy songs. You've heard it all before. Essentially this is a "it was really good except for" review. There's gonna be spoilers, so if you care, don't read on. As I said, the animation is great. Traditional animation wouldn't actually help this film, it needs the CGI. This is one the first films that I would say need CGI to work, what with the beautiful reflective snowscapes. The plot takes some pretty big swerves, with a surprise villain that subverts clichés. But this is where the film isn't as great. Elsa and Anna don't get enough screentime together to build up their relationship. This is an issue. Until, "Let it go", Elsa doesn't show much character. I know that's partly the point, to show her isolation and repression, but still. The villain, Hans, is introduced as a villain far too late, and horrifyingly (eh) doesn't get a villain song in a film with this good a soundtrack. Most of the time he's in his nice guy persona, which is unfortunate, as for about a minute this guy was threatening. Properly sadistic. Oh well. I like my villains, so next time Disney introduce the real villain earlier. The climax is a bit weak. Kristoff does nothing, despite being hyped up, and the villain doesn't get much of a comeuppance. and you kind of forget where all the plot strands are going. As I said, the problem is resolved by Elsa, who caused the problem. I still love this film though. As I said, the songs are great, despite stopping half way through. The protagonists are likeable, and I like the road trip style of the middle of the film. Especially "Let it go", obviously. I had less issues than others with "Fixer upper" just a fun little song. The middle is the best part. Like a crème egg. If you know what that is. I'm sure you do. Well that's enough of me rambling. It's good. I like it. Go see it. For all me describing the flaws, that's just because there's not much more to say about the myriad positive aspects that hasn't already been said by everyone else. So I apologise if this review looks negative. It isn't. Ciao!
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