Mary made me rewatch Frozen. It's an okay movie, but overexposure to the movie has ruined it for me. I think I've said this before, but most of the cast serves as comedy relief, which makes it overly hard to take the characters seriously.
Like Anna. Her personality is "awkward / funny". Whenever she tries to be serious, the movie turns it into a punchline. This completely undercuts her romantic subplot. Why does the movie expect the viewers to believe the Anna / Hans romance is real, when every time it gets mentioned, it's a joke?
The love between Anna and Elsa is supposed to be the emotional core of the movie, but this doesn't come across because there is only one scene with the two of them together, before they are ripped apart. Also, there's an entire song about how distant they are. Possibly two songs, if you count "First Time in Forever".
I know they had the scene of Anna and Elsa as happy kids together, but that wasn't enough to sell me on the premise that they're best sister-friends forever. Partially because the scene included Anna's memories being erased. The movie doesn't address the fact that the trolls completely mind-wipe the poor child because...um...why did they erase her memory? I think they say it's to make her safe, but that's a lie. She's safer if she KNOWS the danger exists, than if she forgets about it.
I'm also a little skeptical about Elsa's inability to control her emotions. Introverted people are very good at that, yet Elsa can't keep her emotions down, for more than ten seconds. The girl has been practicing self-control for over ten years, and she still hasn't gotten it down? That's a bit of a stretch for me. To be fair, I'm only complaining about Elsa's problems in the coronation scene; when Elsa blows her top at Anna over the marriage thing, that's much more realistic.
I find it amazing that Elsa gets hailed as the most feminist-friendly, progressive Disney princess, given the fact that she grows two cup sizes during her big musical number.
(More on Frozen tomorrow.)