“Let it go. Let it go.” These lyrics can be heard from almost everyone, at every possible second. The movie Frozen has taken the world by storm, and is taking over the minds of people of all ages.
The film I assume was aimed to be for a younger audience, such as elementary school kids. However, it has become a hit film for high school goers, and it is driving me crazy.
Don’t get me wrong, this movie was blessed with amazing voice actors. Kristen Bell showed another side of herself as Anna, and Idina Menzel truly let her vocals shine. But really, if the movie did not have these people working on it, I feel it would be nothing more than a craze that will soon die out, never to be mentioned again.
You can’t walk anywhere without hearing the lyrics from this film. You can’t watch T.V without a commercial interrupting you advertising the release of the DVD. My father has even begun singing the songs in the car or even at home. It is reaching people of older generations, taking away the child-like feel and invading the homes of older people.
But what makes this film so likeable? Why is every person who has seen this movie obsessed with every aspect about it? Is it because the ending is fortunately not the go-to cliché Disney ending? Is it the catchy songs that get stuck in your head, leaving you in a happy (insane) mood? Or maybe it is just the way that this film established the broken bond between the two sisters, Elsa and Anna.
When I saw the film, I walked out mentally screaming at the creators for hiring an ex-Broadway star (Jonathan Groff) and only giving him a simple, vocally un-challenging song. How could they witness the Broadway talent that he possesses and just go ahead and give him “Reindeer(s) Are Better than People” and be fine with only that? He should have been given more.
This is just like any other craze. People will begin to get annoyed with the excessive singing of tunes, and slowly, the frenzy over this film will begin to cease. However, it does not seem to be happening soon! The film is slowly driving me out of my sanity as I hear the murmured questions asking me if I want to build a snowman, or telling Joan to hang in there. My name is not Joan, but I’m really trying to hang in there and not let this film take over my humanity.
As the awards roll in for this film, such as the “Best Animated Feature” or “Best Original Song” at the Academy Awards, people who have had yet to see the film are watching it, and allowing this maniacal craze to live on. It seems that as time goes on, the movie becomes more and more popular. Everybody loves Frozen, and they will hurt you if you think otherwise. If you even try to show your own opinion about the film, you are immediately suffocated with the chimes of defensive fans against what you’re saying. This movie is taking over the world, one innocent mind at a time.
The film is catchy, but not worth watching over and over and learning every detail about. And as the conspiracy theories roll in over the different connections this film appears to have with other Disney masterpieces (such as the brief appearance of Rapunzel and Eugene from Disney’s Tangled)), the craze continues, never ceasing. However, let’s hope that it will end soon. It is a cute movie, but the love it is receiving is driving many people to insanity. So, in the words of Elsa, will everyone please just let it go!