I watched, for the first time since I saw it in theaters, the motion picture Frozen tonight on the streaming service Disney+, for which I am thankful even though they CINECAST!ed up Gravity Falls apparently.
This thing, at the time, and especially after it really 'blew up' had a lot of haters. Most of which were from nitpicks, by FLY's estimation. And, while I wasn't sure since I hadn't watched it, this film has done nothing but rise in my estimation since I watched it. Good to see that was justified, and I really think most of the complaints I've heard aren't entirely justified. Granted, this film does have a problem, but it's one I knew even at the time when I first watched it, and that's the Anna problem. The core of the film is the relationship between the sisters, of course, but Elsa is the true compelling character, and it's all the more apparent of a rewatch that she's more complex/I wish it was more about her. Ofc "Let It Go" is a fire starter, though I know the reason it works is maybe not why it should work, but hey, that's sort of like an element of the tension that I like so much in #FBC, so guess that explains why I've taken to it. Plus I work in the Demi version when I hit cardio. That whole scene climbing up the mountain and making the ice castle is wonderful, moments like that is when the film soars. Not that Anna is completely bad, just compared to Elsa she feels less interesting. That's a bad word, but it's late, so whatevs. She is less interesting. I'm 'in' TGP now, and didn't really register that Bell was Anna originally, nor was I as taken with what Bell can do as I have become, but she does stand out here. Which isn't her fault, because if you really consider it, she hold her own with a lot of talented musical performers and fake Jonah (though that's not fair, I listen to TBoM OST a ton, and Gadd is good for what he needs to do), but it is more apparent on this rewatch that she needs to reach a bit more to sell her songs.
But I'm coming down negative when, in reality, this probably is DAS's best since Bolt, though I guess I could make a case for WiR or maybe even WiR2 once it really gets going.