THE LION KING vs. FROZEN

The Lion King Poster  VS.  Frozen Poster

A short while ago, I started seeing a bunch of versus movie videos on YouTube, and a lot of them were Disney movies: old Cinderella (Clyde Geronimi, 1950) versus new Cinderella (Kenneth Branagh, 2015), Beauty and the Beast (Gary Trousdale and Kirk Wise, 1991) versus Aladdin (Ron Clements and John Musker, 1992), and so on. Yeah, they were pretty odd, but the strangest one, in my opinion, was Tangled (Nathan Greno and Byron Howard, 2010) versus Frozen (Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee, 2013). People were comparing these movies? Fans were trying to determine the better one between the two? This was odd to me for a couple of reasons. First, Frozen is better. Second, these aren’t the movies I’d put together. To me, the real competitor of Tangled is The Princess and the Frog (Ron Clements and John Musker, 2009). If you read my review of these movies, you already know which movie I think is the better. Maybe I’ll make a versus post between them later, though probably not. But I digress. The real competitor of Frozen, however, is…drumroll please…The Lion King (Roger Allers and Rob Minkoff, 1994)! Right now, the Walt Disney Animation Studios is enjoying the Disney Revival, which is very reminiscent of the Disney Renaissance from the ’90s. The Princess and the Frog became The Little Mermaid (Ron Clements and John Musker, 1989) for today’s youth. Winnie the Pooh (Stephen J. Anderson and Don Hall, 2011) is like today’s The Rescuer’s Down Under (Hendel Butoy and Mike Gabriel, 1990). And Frozen is today’s The Lion King. Both movies are incredibly popular, they brought in TONS of money, they’re still memorable, and we’re still singing the songs. But which movie is the best? Which is truly the better complete film? Well, I must admit that The Lion King is my favorite Disney movie ever, as well as one of my favorite films period. But putting personal feelings aside, I’m looking at this from a fair, analytical perspective. I’ll be judging this based on the same categories I review these films: animation, songs and music, romance, characters, and story. That being said, let’s dive in and see which is the better movie. This is The Lion King vs. Frozen!

 

ANIMATION: The animation in both movies is spectacular! I love how animation can transport us into worlds that don’t look like our own, but feel like our own. The way Frozen makes winter look is incredible! This is the kind of winter we dream about – the kind of winter we want to see! I also love how the ice and the snow look. The texture, the weight, and the shape of them is just outstanding! I love it!

To be honest, however, those are the only pieces of animation that really impress me in this film. In The Lion King, everything impresses me! From the first frame, I’m instantly spellbound! Look at how the animators captured Kenya! Look at the sunrise! The sky! The trees! The mountains! The complete landscape! The waterfall! They not only brought the size, scope, and spirituality of Kenya to the film, but they made it a bit more epic by adding mythological elements to the layout. But what really does it for me is the animals! The Lion King has an all animal cast. This means the animators had to really capture the movements and behaviors of all these lions, hyenas, wildebeasts, giraffes, elephants, birds, ants, and everyone else! They don’t just become animators trying to draw animals – the animals are just there! Simba is a lion in this movie, not a cartoon or animated character! The characters are alright in Frozen, but they’re humans – they’re ordinary. Also, they have a sort of plastic texture to their skin; the people look more like toys and dolls than actual humans.. Point goes to The Lion King!

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SONGS/MUSIC: These movies have some of the best and biggest Disney soundtracks of all time! We can’t help but hear these songs in our heads whenever we think of these films. And The Lion King doesn’t just have great and fun songs to accompany the film; it also has an amazing score composed by the great Hans Zimmer to go with it! And again, Lebo M. helped bring the sound of the music to the continent of Africa! We’ve got some fantastic talent behind the music here!

Again, I personally love the songs from The Lion King more. One thing I realized about this film in contrast to other Disney movies is The Lion King doesn’t have one Number One song. Most people would agree the Number One song from The Little Mermaid is “Under the Sea.” The Number One song from Beauty and the Beast is “Be Our Guest,” and the Number One Song from Aladdin is “A Whole New World.” We can name other songs from those movies, but those are the songs most people remember the most. While, of course, Frozen has “Do You Want to Build a Snowman” and “For the First Time in Forever,” we all know “Let It Go” is the film’s Number One song. However, if you were to ask a large group of people to name the Number One song from The Lion King, some would say “Circle of Life,” some would say “Hakuna Matata,” and some would say “Can You Feel the Love Tonight?” TAKE THAT, FROZEN!

Also, as my girlfriend pointed out, the you can tell all the songs in The Lion King have a consistent style or genre. They all sound the same. Part of that comes from the fact that the filmmakers and music leaders wanted to capture the spirit and culture of the land this film is set. The style of the songs in Frozen isn’t as consistent. Some of them sound like musical theatre, some of them sound like modern pop music, the ice cutting song sounds like Irish-type music, and the music over the studio logos reminds you of The Lion King anyway. Having said all that, the point should go to The Lion King, right? Well…

While I love and prefer the songs from The Lion King…I have to admit…the songs from Frozen are better. Why? Because they actually do a better job of tying the songs into the story and what’s going on. No, not all of them do that, but, again, they do it better than The Lion King. Songs like “Do You Want to Build a Snowman,” “For the First Time in Forever,” “Love is an Open Door,” and “Let it Go” continue the story and tell us how the characters feel. The only songs to really do that in The Lion King are “Circle of Life” and “Be Prepared.” I can make arguments for “I Just Can’t Wait to be King” and “Hakuna Matata,” but it’s pretty obvious which movie utilize the songs more. What can I say? Point goes to Frozen.

 

ROMANCE: Is there really a competition here? I love The Lion King, but I know that the romance in that movie is unnecessary. The story is about coming to age, accepting responsibility, and the care and balance of life…Where the crud does a romance fit in to this? OK, romance is a part of life, but how does it fit into the story the filmmakers were trying to make? It doesn’t!

In Frozen, the romance is much better intertwined with the story. Anna’s romance with Hans is sort of the initial incident that sets the rest of the movie into motion. When Elsa and Anna fought over the sudden engagement, Elsa’s nerves got the best of her, prompting her to run away. After that, Anna’s discovery of true love begins. Not only does she learn the dangers of giving her heart to any random person, but she also develops a romance with Kristoff. I also like that their romance doesn’t end with a marriage or “true love,” but rather an attraction. They’re attracted to each other, they’re dating. All in all, the romance  in Frozen works its way in the story much better than The Lion King. Point goes to Frozen!

 

STORY: OK, I know that I usually follow the romance with characters, but that section actually gave me a hard time. I’ll talk about that in a minute, but let’s skip over it and go to story for now. Both of these films have really great stories! Whereas Frozen is very loosely based on The Snow Queen and The Lion King is…inspired by Hamlet, both films still stand out as unique. But which story is told better? Neither story is told perfectly, there are some holes in both of them; but they’re still good stories, and they’re told rather well. To be honest, this category almost gave me as much difficulty as the characters. I stumbled for a minute, but here’s what it came down to…

One of the main problems people have with Frozen’s story is the reveal that Hans is the villain. It could have been a clever, welcomed surprise twist like the reveal in Wreck-It Ralph (Rich Moore, 2012). In that film, hints were given throughout the film that supported why and how King Candy’s being Turbo could work. It made sense. It was a good surprise. It was smart. In Frozen, however, the surprise twist was random and seemed to come out of nowhere. The reason it doesn’t work that well is because there isn’t anything in the film to support the reveal of Hans as the villain. True, he talks about having 12 older brothers, but what else justifies him being the villain. There wasn’t a villainous thing he did in the film prior to the twist.It offers more questions than it does answers. Was Hans making up his plan all along? Why did he keep Elsa alive for so long when there were several opportunities he could have killed her? When he finally does kill her, why do it in front of everyone? I’m not saying this is a bad twist, but it wasn’t set up that well. It’s like the romance in The Lion King; if the filmmakers wanted this twist to be in the movie and have it work, they needed to work it in the story better.

Ironically enough, we sort of have the same problem in The Lion King. Scar had a perfect opportunity to kill Simba himself right after the stampede. Why the crud didn’t he? None of the reasons I hear ever really hold water, so it does become a plot hole. So, then, if both stories have the same story, is there a worse one? Well, in my opinion, I’d have to give the point to The Lion King. Why? Because in that movie, what you see is what you get.  The film as a whole cares about telling a good story. There’s symbolism in there and everything, but the filmmakers aren’t trying to throw any clever twists at you. In Frozen, they are. One twist works, but the other one, as I discussed, doesn’t. Again, if they wanted the twist, they should have worked it in better. It’s not clever otherwise. Therefore, point goes to The Lion King!

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CHARACTERS: OK, so the score is all tied up. This category will be the deciding factor; let’s get back to the characters. This section gave me the hardest time because both films have a great cast of characters! I’ll admit it, I enjoy Elsa, Anna, Kristoff, Hans, the Duke of Weselton, and Olaf. But I’ll always love Simba, Mufasa, Sarabi, Zazu, Scar, Timon, Pumbaa, Nala, Rafiki, and the hyenas! It is hard! They’re all fun, they support the story, they’re very relatable, and they’re timeless…Then again, are they?

This is actually where I was able to make the distinction. While I believe both casts are going to be timeless and beloved forever, I think the cast of The Lion King is more timeless. The cast of Frozen still feels modern. The language they use and their behaviors reminds me this film was made in the 2010s. Nowhere is this truer than in Anna. Her quirkiness and awkwardness really make her a product of this modern age we’re in now. “This is awkward. I mean, not this – not you. I’m awkward! You’re gorgeous. Wait, what?” You hear so people talk like that today. I’m not saying Anna or any of the other characters will be forgotten 20 years from her, but I do think this makes her at least a tad bit dated. When I watch the characters from The Lion King, I don’t get 1990s. I just see Simba. All I see is Timon. He’s just Pumbaa. They’re just Mufasa and Rafiki. They don’t  seem dated or a product of the ’90s. If it weren’t for that, this section would be a tie, causing this contest to be a tie. However, since the timeless factor rests more with The Lion King cast, I must give it to that film. Point goes to The Lion King!

The Lion King - Characters

 

CONCLUSION: Well, with a score of 3 to 2, The Lion King wins, becoming the better movie! Does that mean I hate or dislike Frozen? Not at all! I really like that film! And if you think Frozen is better than The Lion King, there’s nothing wrong with that either. For me, however, I can objectively and subjectively declare The Lion King as the better movie between the two! COME AT ME!

The Lion King

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MOVIE REVIEWS: Frozen (Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee, 2013)

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After being impressed with Wreck-It Ralph, I was interested to see the next Disney film. Even before the film was released or any reviews came out, I knew it would be a good movie. If you pay attention to the pattern of Walt Disney animated films, you’ll notice that every 5-10 films are really good while the next 5-10 films range somewhere between OK to bad. Right now, we’re in the really good phase. Thus, I was already expecting a really good film. However, I didn’t see this movie in theaters, and I didn’t rush to get it on DVD or Blu-ray after its cinematic run. I knew it’s be good, but I didn’t think I’d die if I didn’t see it right away. However, the world quickly let me know how badly I needed to see this movie. EVERYBODY sang all the songs from the film! EVERYBODY recited all the lines! EVERYBODY made every pun imaginable related to this film! My goodness, planet earth! Calm the crud down! Is this what it was like after The Lion King was first released? Oh, and speaking of which, how about the fact that this film was a greater financial success than The Lion King?!? Yeah, that really ticked me off! I got annoyed fast! I still wanted to see the film, I still knew it’d be good, but I needed Earth to shut up about it! But it didn’t! People went on and on about this film! To this day, I cannot walk into Wal-Mart without seeing some kind of merchandise for this picture! My cousin/goddaughter, who is almost 2-years-old, has seen this film and HASN’T seen The Lion King yet! I don’t care how great this picture is – The Lion King is STILL top boss! Well, I finally sat down and watched it with my mother December 26, 2014, more than a year after its release in theaters, and…(sigh) it’s amazing. I can see why the world keeps raving about this film. It is a great film. Everything about it is well done. So much thought, intelligence, and creativity was put into this picture. It shows! We’re passionate about the film because the filmmakers were passionate about it. But what makes this movie so great? Let’s find out.

ANIMATION: The animation looks beautiful. As an Ohio resident, I often hear people complain about the winter. I don’t know how many people could look at winter in this film and say, “I don’t want to live there.” It’s beautiful! I love the colors and the angles we get here. I love the way the ice looks. It’s so majestic and Heavenly. Plus, we get the return of the blend between traditional and CGI animation. That always excites me. There’s not too much else to talk about, I just love how beautiful the film looks.
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SONGS/MUSIC: Oh boy, here we go. I don’t know of any other Disney movie where almost all the songs where Number One songs except The Lion King. Before we get into that, let’s mention Christophe Beck. Beck is the composer of the score. He’s scored tons of other movies like The Muppets (James Bobin, 2011), Pitch Perfect (Jason Moore, 2012), Date Night (Shawn Levy, 2010), Crazy, Stupid, Love (Glenn Ficarra and John Requa, 2010), and SOOOOOO many others! Beck’s scores are often very enjoyably whimsical, in the same way Hans Zimmer’s scores are epic and grand. He does a great job with this score. However, let’s talk about our songwriters, Kristin Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez. Remember in my Winnie the Pooh review when I said to keep these two in mind? This is why! My goodness, they are some incredible songwriters! I don’t know how Disney figured they should write the songs for this film, but I’m sure they’re not regretting their decision! These aren’t my favorite Disney songs, but I’d be lying if I said they weren’t good. They’re incredible! Let’s get into it.
1) Frozen Heart: OK, this isn’t the most memorable song in the movie, but…ice!…That’s really all I have to say about it.

2) Do You Want to Build a Snowman: Alright, I love this song! It’s true, I do! This is my favorite song in the film! Maybe I’m a sucker for that sweet melody. Maybe I’m a sap for young Katie Lopez’s voice. I don’t know what it is, but this number is such a gem to me! It’s an important song because we see Elsa and Anna growing farther apart from each other. That’s quite interesting, actually; for such a sweet-sounding song, it does show one of the saddest moments in the film…Not the saddest moment, but do you want to see 2 sisters who love each other be torn apart? I didn’t think so.

3) For the First Time in Forever/(Reprise): I don’t often remember this song, but I know a lot of other people love it. As I’ve said before, though, just because I can’t remember a song doesn’t mean it’s bad. This is a very good song. Aside from the great lyrics and melody, this song shows us how our main characters feel and who they are. Anna is a complete extravert. She just wants to be noticed, to have someone close in her life. She wants to meet people. She wants to be with people. Elsa, on the other hand, is a total introvert. She wants to keep people out of her life. She’s afraid that by letting them in will only hurt them. This song displays that perfectly.

4) Love is an Open Door: This is another good song (get used to that in this review). This goes perfectly with what I said before about Anna being an extrovert. Because she’s so open with people, it makes sense that she’s willing to fall in love with the first person she meets and talks to. “Love is an open door” is pretty much code for “I am an open door,” or “My heart is an open door.” The first time we saw this, however, we didn’t know Hans was the villain. If I can judge this song based on that, it’s a cute song. It’s nice. I hope a lot of people didn’t mentally dismiss this song when they first saw it; this isn’t the first Disney movie to reject the “love at first sight” cliché. We’ve had Aladdin, Mulan, Tarzan, The Princess and the Frog and Beauty and the Beast. It’s a good song.

5) Let It Go: Alright, now we’re here! The most popular pop song to have come out within the past 2 years! As a song for a musical, this song is more than strong. Elsa is finally able to be who she wants to be and do what she wants to do. This is her liberation song. But this song did more for the movie than give us a hit song or serve the plot. This song changed the plot. One of the early concepts for the film included Elsa being the villain. When Lopez and Anderson-Lopez wrote this song, they gave Elsa a voice. They gave her more of a character who could be emphasized with. Because of that, the filmmakers decided to change the story. The song was a game changer in a number of ways. Let’s face it, people, this is a fantastic.

6) Reindeer(s) Are Better Than People: Huh. This is an odd song. I don’t know who asked for a friendship love song between a reindeer and a man, but…thanks? If you are able to get past the strangeness of this number, you’ll find that we do get some character development here. Kristoff doesn’t like people…Yeah…Next song.

7) In Summer: This song could have easily been scrapped from the movie, and nothing would have changed. However, it is a fun song. It’s funny. It’s a toe-taper. It’s enjoyable. It’s surreal. It gets a pass for that.

8) Fixer Upper: I don’t like this song. It’s cartoony. It’s pointless. It doesn’t add anything. Why is it here? For a film this good, I was hoping we could do without a pointless song. Well, we’ve got this one. It is a little catchy and funny, but this did not need to be here at all.

ROMANCE: The romance of this movie is pretty unique. There are two romances to talk about here! I already talked about Anna’s romance with Hans earlier. If it weren’t for that plot twist toward the end of the film and Anna’s extrovert personality, this would be a huge step backwards for Disney. However, Disney’s a lot smarter than we give them credit for. Not only did they dodge the “love at first sight” cliché, but they also mocked this cliché they became so famous for. They say upfront how ridiculous the notion is to begin with. What this shows is the importance of being too open. The “romance” between Anna and Hans shows the danger is blindly trusting somebody. That’s a good message for people, especially this day in age, due to technology, social media, and the modern principles we live by. Alright, that’s Anna’s romance with Hans, but what about her romance with Kristoff? I admire this romance as well! Is it the greatest Disney romance ever? No, but it’s still a good one. I’m sure a lot of people will say these two fell in love by the end of the movie, but I would argue differently. Look at how they set up the lesson. Look at how they keep talking about Anna’s romance with Hans and the result of that. If the film is coming out and saying there’s no such things as love at first sight, I don’t think it’s saying romance can be developed in such a short amount of time either. Yes, an attraction between the two of them is more than possible, and that’s exactly what I think this is. They’re attracted to each other. They’re young, they went on a grand adventure together, they learned a lot about each other, and they saved each other’s life. That’s totally fine! I can see how an attraction could come from that. Maybe they will fall in love (they probably will), but this is fine for now. In fact, this is fantastic! No I don’t believe they’re in love, but I do like their attraction to one another.
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CHARACTERS: This is one of those movies that I find myself liking all these characters, at least the ones the movie wants me to like. Let’s go through them.
1) Anna – There are a lot of good things about Anna. I like that she’s funny and quirky. She’s not just clumsy, but she can say some funny things as well. I love her journey and her arc. I love watching her learn what it truly means to love someone. I love her extrovert personality and spirit. It makes Anna so entertaining and fun to watch. We still emphasize with her, though. I want to see her bond with her sister. I want them to be friends again. That really saddens me! Anna is just a wonderful character! She’s engaging, she’s fun, and we can all sympathize with her! Anna is great!
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2) Elsa – The first time I saw this movie, I sympathized with Elsa the most. Really, I thought she was the protagonist, the one who the movie was really about. And even though Anna’s the one who has the growth and change in the story, I still sympathize will Elsa the most. I feel sorry for Anna, but GOOD GRIEF, said Charlie Brown! Elsa’s the real victim here! She wants to be close to her sister. She wants things to go back to the way they used to be. She won’t let that happen, though, because she doesn’t want to hurt her sister again. Her sister means so much to her that she would rather avoid making contact with her than hurt her again. But Elsa has another trait that is very relatable to audiences. Elsa has a fear greater than hurting people, and that is the fear of her gift. She doesn’t know how great her powers are. Because of that, she’s afraid of them. I think that’s relatable to a lot of people. How many don’t want to use their talents because they don’t know how great they are? That’s a great characteristic for a character like Elsa. She’s not spewing out jokes or falling on her face like her sister, but her journey to discover who she really is and where she truly belong really captivates me. I love Elsa!
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3) Hans – I have mixed feelings about Hans. On one hand, he is a smart villain. He knew how to work this entire conspiracy against the kingdom of Arendelle so that he could rule. He had a plan, but was also flexible and spontaneous enough to go along with the convenient events that took place. This was a clever guy. On the other hand, though, there are some problems with him. Did he have to wait until Elsa and Anna came back to Arendelle to do away with them? If he had gone after Elsa alone, he could have killed her, come back, and he would have been that much closer to ruling the kingdom. He could have done something else. But putting these things aside, he is a creep, isn’t he? Didn’t he trick you with how nice, thoughtful, and charming he was in the first two-thirds of the film. His meanness might have come out of nowhere, but he showed how cruel he really is – how dark he is. But even then, his character isn’t that interesting. He’s interesting to watch because of the twist in he plot. As a character, though, I don’t know if I want to watch him. I don’t find myself invested in him by that point anymore. I do find issue with him, but it’s mainly in regards to the plot. As a character, I like him; I must say, though, I like him much more as a caring and naïve prince than I do an evil villain.
Frozen - Hans
4) Kristoff – This is an enjoyable character. I do like that he’s a stick-in-the-mud. I like that he’s a loner. One question that was never answered, though, is why? Why doesn’t he like people? Why has he always lived with his reindeer? What did humans ever do to him? If those questions had been answered, I’d be able to relate to him more. As he is, he’s fine. I like Kristoff.
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5) Olaf – As soon as this snowman comes on screen, you know what he’s going to be. He’s the comic relief. He’s the one who’s going to make us laugh by causing accidents, making puns, and doing and saying over the top things. Olaf definitely lives up to that title. The question, however, would be is he a good comic relief? The answer is a thankful yes! He’s not the funniest character in the world. Some of the things he says and does have no purpose than just to make the audience laugh. However, he does a good job at making the audience laugh. He’s not loud and over the top, and he’s not too distracting from the action and story. I’m not exceptionally excited whenever he’s on screen, but I’m not hoping he’ll leave either. He is a legitimate funny character. He does make us laugh. He’s also adorable. I think half of that comes from his service to the plot and main character, and the other half comes from how naïve he is. He is a fun guy. Olaf is cool.
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STORY AND THEMES & MESSAGES: The story is incredibly strong. There are a couple of problems with it, but it’s fantastic as a whole! I love the set up. I want to see where it’s going to go. I want to see what the outcome of this story is going to be. You probably already know the main issue with the story. Prince Hans’ surprise twist in the third act comes out of nowhere. It works in regard to the theme the film is trying to get across. On paper, it is indeed clever. I even like the subtle set up we get for this twist in the first act of the film. He tells Anna he has 12 older brothers, remember? That’s the reason he plotted this stunt against the Arendelle monarchs. Again, it looks fine on paper. When we see it on screen, however, it doesn’t feel that genius. Rather than being able to totally be invested in this surprise twist, this feels like something that was figured out and crafted at the last minute. It felt as though Hans became the villain because Disney films have villains. I’m not saying this is what happened when the filmmakers were making this film, but that’s what it feels like. There’s nothing wrong with this twist, but it feels like it was thrown together sloppily. Maybe if we saw some other subtle hints that he was a villain, that’d be fine. However, it’s clear that the only real reason for this plot twist was so we could work our way to the message of the film.
I must say, I LOVE the message of this film! This is incredible! It’s exuberant! It’s colossal! I don’t mind the plot twist with Hans if it means I get this amazing message! It’s so rare! When was the last time you saw love displayed like this in a film – especially a children’s film?!! When it was revealed Anna’s life could only be saved by the act of true love and everyone believed she needed to be kissed, I rolled my eyes. “Really? We’re doing this again? Are we really going back to The Little Mermaid stages of true love?” I was really disappointed! But, sure enough, the movie is smarter and more clever then I gave it credit for! To see Anna’s life saved because of her sacrificial display for her sister was beautiful! Really, the message is the best thing about this film. The story is really good, the characters are great, the songs are wonderful, but the message is displayed in such a great way that it makes the film worth the watch!
As I mentioned before, and you may have heard, an early idea was that Elsa would be the villain. She was going to freeze Anna’s heart intentionally, kidnap her, and send an evil army of snowmen to attack Arendelle. I’m glad the filmmakers changed the story. If they had kept this idea, the story would not have meant anything to the audience. The theme was consistent throughout; Anna was always going to save Elsa’s life in the end. If the filmmakers had kept the idea of Elsa being the villain, a wide audience would not have understood why Anna would go to such great lengths to save someone who was so mean to her. I’m not saying that would have been terrible to show, but keep in mind how big Disney’s audience is. Do you think everyone around the world would have been or board with Anna saving someone who wanted to kill her? On top of that, we wouldn’t have been able to sympathize with Elsa. Because of that, the story needed to change. We needed to see Anna and Elsa bond as sisters and love each other. That’s where the heart of the movie is, the bond between the two sisters.
Obviously, the theme is love. However, it occurs in more places than just the end. Elsa distances herself from Anna because she loves her and she doesn’t want to hurt her again. It’s sad and can be avoided, but we see why she did this. Anna, being the extrovert she is, can only love the way she knows how and wants to spend as much time with Elsa as possible. Olaf nearly melts because he cares for Anna and loves her so much. We learn that love is not giving your life to someone blindly. That’s especially important nowadays. Think about how people give other folks all their information online. Think about how some people pretend to be someone else on social media. This film subtly says to be careful of that. It’s not wise or smart to fall for someone you don’t really know, and looks can be deceiving. I really like that.
The message and the ideas are what really make this film great. They truly are the best things about the movie. What makes the film spectacular is that the message and themes are supported by a good story, great characters, music, animation, and an interesting romance. All of these elements combined make this film as great and powerful as it is.
Frozen - Story

CONCLUSION: What can I say, folks? This movie is just fantastic! Yes I’m annoyed that it surpassed the success of The Lion King, and that film will forever be my favorite Disney movie; but this film IS good! In fact, this is basically the Lion King for the younger generation. It’s a big film. It’s enormously popular. The songs are strong. The characters are all loveable. The story is great. The animation is great. It’s just amazing! I do really enjoy this film! I can’t really say it’s one of my personal favorites, but I don’t know how anyone can watch this film and not be impressed by its greatness! Even if people are becoming annoyed by the fact that it’s everywhere, that doesn’t mean that the original content is any less good. I know Disney’s working on a sequel right now, and I’d be interested in seeing it. I do surprisingly see potential in what the sequel could be.
This is my last Disney movie review for now. Some of you might have been hoping I’d tackle Big Hero 6 (Don Hall and Chris Williams, 2014) first, but I haven’t seen it yet; I’ll try to review that later. I’ll be sure to review other Disney films later, but I want to start posting other movie reviews and start going back to posting poems and creative writing pieces. Until then, thank you for keeping up with these reviews, folks! Share your thoughts about them, and keep the magic alive! God bless you all, and I love you!
Frozen - Conclusion