The movie Frozen really seemed custom made for someone like me. You have the child whose natural talents are stifled by the fears of her parents and religious leaders (here represented by trolls), who breaks free of societal expectations only to discover you can never truly be free of your responsibilities. You have the whole non-romantic love story between the sisters. But, unfortunately, you have a terrible lack of character development, really flat humor, a horribly uninteresting villain, and a soundtrack that would embarrass the song writers from FernGully. In fact, it was so bad that by the time Elsa sang the signature song, (the only good thing in the movie) I was completely tuned out. Honestly, it was as if Disney had been taken over by Don Bluth (I haven’t liked Bluth since he massacred Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH back in 1982). It was excruciatingly painful.
However, my kids really liked it so it looks like it will be playing, both on the TV and in the imaginary play, at our house until the next big thing comes along. I believe that’s the Lego Movie. I can only hope this one truly is as good as my kids tell me it is. 🙂