I thought this was a wonderful film! And I can't get enough of "Let It
Go". Great message for girls. I also loved the fact that a different kind
of 'true love' saved the day. It wasn't a man rushing in,
(though Kristoff was coming)it was family. Now excuse me while I go listen
to "Let It Go" another 100 times or so. :)
I think that Disney raised the bar for animators quite a bit with this one,
especially in 3D.For the people who have the notion that this movie
was promoting some sort of agenda, all I can say is this: when you watch a
movie, you'll just about always find what you're searching for. It
tells us a lot more about you than about Disney.
From an article responding to criticism about "Frozen" in
"Movieguide" today(March 14, 2014)...BY TOM SNYDER AND TED
BAEHR WITH ROBBY BAEHR AND BEN KAYSERHere are two quotes seemingly
contradicting each other in my opinion..."One must question,
then, the agenda of the Huffington Post to cite this one pastor as representing
all of Christianity." "As for the “Well-Behaved Mormon
Woman,” well the Mormon Church is a Non-Christian cult that promotes many
aberrant, heretical teachings. Mormonism teaches a form of works righteousness.
This theology contradicts the biblical teaching that we are saved by God’s
grace through faith in the sacrificial love that Jesus displayed when He died on
the Cross."I will respond that with some research, from those
who know what the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is really about,
you all will be able to make a more educated, less narrow-minded, and less
bigoted article.I have NOT seen the movie, although I will watch it
more closely now...
some of the subtle lyrics: It’s time to see what I can doTo test the limits and break throughNo right, no wrong, no rules for me
Just amazed so many people keep going to see movies in theaters instead of
waiting for the DVD to come out -- to the tune of so much money. What is the
appeal? Love watching movies at home with its superior perks, flexible
scheduling and great price.So yes, looking forward to seeing this
movie when I can get my free copy checked out of my local public library.
Maybe I'm an odd duck, but I thought the writing, plotting and pacing of
"Frozen" was a little clunky and disjointed. It had some
great moments, but it just seemed choppy. Lasseter's getting sloppy.
to nycutAgreed. Why do I have the feeling that i & c thinks that
1 big 'church' family would be okay?I'd love for the
new world order (Hogan, Hall, & Nash) to be calling the shots; it can't
be as bad as the ivy leaguers currently running wild in NYC and DC, brother!
@Llew40"I left the theater troubled by the subtle anti-family
message."In a movie where they broke with conventional norm and
made family the source of true love? "Elsa remained
"frozen" in her femininity without a man to validate her"You suggesting that women need a man to validate them is not the message
I'd want any daughters to learn."that all men can't be
trusted"The other guy seems pretty trustworthy..."happily ever after only comes to the strong, single, independent
woman?"They both had happy endings and one of them is clearly
starting a relationship with a man.
I left the theater troubled by the subtle anti-family message. Notice there was
no wedding at the end. Elsa remained "frozen" in her femininity without
a man to validate her while poor Anna had no one who really loved her. Is that
the kind of message we want our daughters to learn, that all men can't be
trusted and happily ever after only comes to the strong, single, independent
woman? It's a lonely life. Just ask Elsa.
A movie can receive an R rating for two reasons. It might have sex, violence, or
profanity purely for entertainment purposes. However, there's another kind
of R rated film that might simply contain content that is appropriate for adults
but not for children. Movies like The Passion of the Christ, Saving Private
Ryan, and Schindlers List fall into this second category.Thinking
adults should know the difference. I would never let my eight year old son see
Saving Private Ryan but I will insist that he watch it at 16.
Not that I want to put a damper here (I actually did like the film), but I just
don't feel that "Frozen" is as good as the hype. Frankly,
"Tangled" was a better film and it didn't get near as much hype as
"Frozen" has. Heck, "Monster's University" was a better
film. Oh well, at least people are excited about family entertainment.
There's a famous saying in Hollywood: "Timing is everything." Had
Frozen been released a year ago or last summer would it have done as well?
Maybe, but I have my doubts. When you look at 2013 in general, it
was kind of a disappointing year for family friendly movies. You had
Monster's University, Oz The Great and Powerful and The Croods being the
only other family movies to crack the top 15 in box office numbers for the whole
year. With the holiday season rolling around, moviegoers were desperate to find
a good family movie. Although Frozen had been well reviewed by critics, it had
been strangely undersold by Disney (I mean did anyone know there songs in this
movie when the first trailer came out?) A combination of positive
word of mouth and deep nostalgia for animated musicals (kids who saw Aladdin,
Beauty and the Beast and Lion King have kids of their own now) and great timing
by Disney to release the movie right smack in the middle of the holiday season
made for the perfect storm for a huge hit. Having Disney's name on the
movie I'm sure helped a lot too.
My wife and I look forward to watching this movie.
@MayfairRobert Lopez got an Oscar for Let It Go from Frozen and a Tony for
Best Original Score in The Book of Mormon.
This is a great article and I think you're spot on, Mr. Wright. People get
enough negativity, doom and gloom on the news. We want entertainment that is
UPLIFTING and HAPPY! We want Family Friendly! My husband and I decided to go to
The Lego Movie a couple days ago thinking it had been out long enough for all
the crowds to have waned. We were pretty shocked when we showed up to a full
house! And, it seemed there were many more teens and adults in the audience than
young children. I've read several articles lately pointing out many movies
on the horizon with religious and/or family-friendly themes. I'm hopeful
that Hollywood is starting to catch on. Frozen has reinforced the huge potential
to be Cash-Cows. And Hollywood is all about money. So, I hope the trend
continues. The best way we can get more of these kind of movies is to
financially support them while they are at the box office (not just wait to
watch them on Redbox or Netflix).
JNA- I think the Book of Mormon musical connection you are thinking of is Olaf
the Snowman, played by Josh Gad, who was in the NYC version.He makes
a much better snowman than he does an Elder.
It was a fun movie, good animation, interesting characters, a couple of great
songs. There were lots of really good movies this year, some exploring darker
subject matter. This doesn't need to lead to a cultural war.
@iron&clayWait, a tyrannical authority is using social
persuasion to brainwash innocent families to turn everone into R-rated
Anarchists so the social chaos will make us join the One Big Family and give up
our liberty and become robots?!! Oh no! But the Moral Compass can
save us! Hooray! If we'll all just be Christian, we won't have to give
up our liberty! Whew.(On a serious note, lots of people have fully
operational "moral compasses," and they're not all stamped
"made by Christianity.")Otherwise, sounds like a pretty good
At least here in Utah the reason that Frozen has gotten so much attention is
because someone had to project their own feelings onto the pure movie and make
it out like it was all about promoting a gay agenda. It's truly sad that
such a great movie has been dug down into the mud like that. I agree with the
author's assessment, it's as pure as the white snow that's seen
throughout. I loved the movie, it gives those with ANY kind of problems hope.
If you're depressed, suicidal, have health problems, low self-esteem, or
whatever it gives you a little happiness in a world filled with darkness.
Disney did an amazing job with this, and I hope they have a sequel. We
can't have too many GREAT/MORAL/UPSTANDING movies.BRAVO DISNEY!!!Sincerely,Ann Marie Blodgett
I feel the over-all goodness and message of the movie is well well well well
worth support!!! The hit song bothers me a little because, to me, it encourages
selfishness and lack of personal responsibility....But then on the other hand
maybe we all go through stages like that...What really matters is she learns to
do a better way...through her sister's example.
Spot on Jason. I would add that the music is exceptional. While the storyline
has some defects, it's the music that is stuck inside your daughters'
heads (and likely your wife's too). Also, there is a
refreshing absence of overt preaching of liberalism (i.e. multiculturalism,
environmentalism, socialism, etc.) that has tainted so many films lately. I
think people are tired of Hollywood trying to indoctrinate their kids.
I think there's one important detail missing here regarding what Hollywood
will make. This is an animated movie. So we should be comparing that to the
offerings of other animated movies rather than the offerings of live-action
movies. Animated movies have their strength in getting kids to want to go. A
live-action G or PG movie may have less natural appeal to kids than an animated
one and an R rated animated movie... I honestly can't even think of an
example. (Was the South Park movie in theatres and if it was was it R or
How do Pres. Obama and conspiracy factor into a discussion of this wonderful
movie? Maybe the only thing frozen will be our national assets when the runaway
debt finally takes us to the tipping point.
To Mr. Jason Wright,You are going to remain inside Hollywood's
box of conundrum until you understand that Hollywood's owners are an elite
group of Wall Street Bankers who make a percentage on all big government debt.
Promoting chaos and anarchy within a Constitutional Republic serve's
the purpose of bringing about the 'New World Order' of government
control and ownership of everything and everybody.Obamacare is just
Yeah my grandkids and I have been enjoying it for a couple of weeks now on Vudu.
It is really a good movie. My two yr old grand daughter just loves it. She
dances and sings 'Let it go' (just the three words over and over
again!) all day. I love the movie.
The only thing I didn't like about the movie was having the prince end up
being a bad guy since it was a 180 degree flip from his earlier actions and
seemed like a cop out so it would be easier for Anna to choose the other guy.
And to CAGirl, the snowman was the best thing about the movie.
I find it interesting that the one of the writers of the music for this show
also wrote "The Book of Mormon, The Musical" I'm just sayin...
When will Wright and others get it that Hollywood's owners are trying to
subvert the family as the basic unit of society and transform individuals into
robots to the one big government "family" with a tyrannical dictator
that owns and controls everything and everybody..Don't you get it?Without parents teaching their children Christian values, children will grow
up with 'R rated' conditioning and will not behave themselves in
society.You see, without people voluntarily living God's laws,
then of necessity everyone will agree that we have to give up our liberty and
our Constitutionally protected individual rights to total government control in
order to stop the chaos and anarchy of a society without a moral compass.
I dislike being a damper on this "Frozen" conversation, but I did not
like this movie. The talking snowman was ridiculous. Disney likes to throw in
some buffoonery in most of its movies for children, and that got really
tiresome. The "Let It Go" song leaves me cold. I simply don't
understand its popularity. However, the animation was outstanding.
Don't read it too deep. It's making somebody some money.
Frozen's popularity goes beyond its clean nature, although, that certainly
has something to do with the film's success. Frozen's writing,
directing, animation, voice acting, and music are exceptional. Piles of less
engaging but clean family friendly films have flopped. Audiences favor morally
excellent films, but only when they also offer high entertainment quality.Many of Hollywood's creative types are less interested in
satisfying the masses than they are in creating content that satisfies their
inner muse and that appeals to their Hollywood peers. They openly deride
filmmakers that "pander to the masses." You can see what is in these
people's hearts by the content they create.
It was also refreshing to see true love was not "new love" but
"worked for love" of family.
Or you could buy a digital copy on Amazon.com 2 weeks ago and save yourself the