I recently finished watching the popular Disney movie, “Frozen”, for the second time. The hype surrounding the movie was obnoxious and everybody was saying that, “‘Frozen’ is one of the best movies of all time. inch Watching it my first time around, it was not great; the bar was set pretty high and my expectations didn’t get together to the reality of the movie. But after my second time watching it, it has solidified in my brain that this movie is one of the worst Disney has ever produced.
There’s actually a funny history surrounding this movie. Walt Disney wanted to make this movie right back in 1943. “Frozen” was said to be Disney’s difference of the popular story book, “The Snowfall Queen”, published by Hans Christian Anderson (Get it? Hans, Kristoff, Anna, Sven. az movies Good job, Disney). “The Snowfall Queen” actually has, what would be Elsa, as the villain. They decided they couldn’t create the movie in the forties because they couldn’t discover a way to adapt it to a modern audience. They tried again in the late 1990s, but the project was scrapped when one of the head artists on the project, Glen Keane, quit. This season, they scrapped it again because they still couldn’t discover a way to make the story work. Then, in 2011, they finally decided on making Anna the younger sibling of the Snowfall Queen, which was enough for them to create “Frozen”.
“Frozen” was directed by Joe Profit (known for “Tarzan”) and Jennifer Lee (known for “Wreck-it-Ralph”). The bar was set pretty high for me since both those movies were well above the standards of a “kid’s movie”. The story would be just like the story book, but then, Christophe Beck composed the hit song, “Let it Go”. The production team went crazy; instead of trying to fit the song into the movie, they rewrote the entire plot and Elsa’s entire character to fit the song. I have never heard of an entire movie being changed to fit one song. Because of this, it’s blatantly obvious that no one could decide on anything in this movie. Since Elsa isn’t the antagonist, there actually was no real evil force. The Duke of Weaselton is brought up to be the villain in the beginning when he states, “Open those checkpoints so i may discover your secrets and exploit your wealth. Did I say that out loud? inch Why do you wish to discover the secrets and exploit their wealth?
The Duke has absolutely no development to the point where he doesn’t get a name. He barely even gets screen time. So if he isn’t the villain, who is? Well, within the last quarter-hour of the movie, Anna’s fiance, King Hans, is brought up to be the villain, stating he wants to rule a kingdom and he can’t because of his 12 other inlaws. This comes out of absolutely no place. There were no hints, no evil glances, no sidebars or monologues, nothing. He even sends comforters and hot soup to every person in the kingdom of Airendale. King Hans even says, he will protect Airendale because Anna left him in charge and “will not hesitate to protect Airendale from treason” when the Duke states he wants to lead. I can’t stand it when they get so lazy as to just throw in a villain at the previous few minutes because they couldn’t actually bring up a real villain. King Hans states that she wanted to lead and he would kill Elsa and all this other crap, but Elsa was just about to be wiped out and he saved her life. Why would he save her life if he wanted her dead? None of computer made sense and it irked me the entire movie.