Okay, I love Frozen. Truly, I do. I saw it twice in the theater, pre-ordered the blue-ray, and bought the soundtrack. I still catch myself singing "Let It Go" while doing laundry and washing the dishes. My sister and I forced our parents to watch it, even though we knew our dad would fall asleep midway through. I'm there - I'm on the Frozen fan train.
This should come as no surprise - I'm known as a huge Disney fan. With that said, I'm pretty much over the hype. Frozen is great and all, but I believe Disney has done better before. So why the unrelenting excitement for this one particular film? Maybe people just really, really like snow?
If you love Frozen for the same reasons I do, then you should do yourself a favor and watch the below films. All Disney (not Disney Pixar, they're at another level of greatness), but in my opinion, done much better.
Better soundtrack(s): Almost every film from the Disney Renaissance
My grade school years were during the Disney Renaissance (1989-1999), and I would have to admit, this is probably why I majored in theatre. The Frozen soundtrack is great, but is quite a short track list. If we're talking amazing soundtracks, please consider the following:
BETTER VILLAIN: Too many to list
Hans was an "eh" villain at best. The Duke? Practically non-existent. Disney has done WAY better in this department. I understand Frozen wasn't about good vs. evil, and it was truly about sisterhood, so why add a flimsy villain? I guess they needed something to add to the conflict, but when it comes to real villains, I'm just going to summarize my top five. There are so many others that would make Hans poop in his pants, but ain't nobody got time for that.
1. Scar: Kill your brother, try to kill your nephew, and practically have your subjects starve. Plus, a killer song "Be Prepared".
2. Ursula: Biggest hater in the sea. Hella jelly of King Tritan. "Poor Unfortunate Souls" is so catchy, my mom sings it absent-mindedly (she's not a Disney freak, like me).
3. Cruella De Vil: Terrible driver. Kills puppies. Covered in cigarette ash. Has a theme song so good that helped Roger and Anita get rich.
4. Gaston: Vain. Sexist. Animal Killer for décor. How is it possible that he's so charming when singing about himself in "Gaston"? Now THAT'S talent.
5. Maleficent: She still gives me the creeps, especially with that sultry voice. Oh, she uses the powers of hell to become a dragon? Run away! And she hates the kingdom for no reason. Why? Who hurt her?
What are your thoughts? Agree/Disagree?
Did I miss any films that could have been on this list?