I can’t recall when I first heard about that famous, or even infamous song Let it Go from the movie Frozen.

I must have watched the video clip of it on youtube about five or six times, it was quite compelling. (By the way, don’t bother with the Demi Lovato version, the Idina Menzel version is the only one worth watching!!!)

I’m sure though, if I had watched it in my teens or twenties it would have haunted me a lot more!

As it was it really just took me back to when I was a kid and felt like running away myself. Like I’d never measure up and what was the point, and I really did dream of becoming a bush pilot in the Arctic, and leaving civilization behind forever. *g*

But then I went on with my own life and didn’t think much of it.

Told one of the young people in my life about it and it turned out he loved the song so much he bugged me to purchase the movie.

Well…it had won best animated feature, and yeah, I was curious, although I was just as willing to wait till it came on T.V. for free—cheapskate that I am– but I went ahead and forked over the $20 to get the DVD.

The reason for my reluctance…I had a strong hunch that the movie would not live up to the song.

Being Disney, I was just sure they’d screw it up!

Disney doesn’t do ‘deep’ very often, or very well.

The song, as far as I was concerned, was an anomaly.

But then I figured, hey, Lion King was deep. So was Hunchback of Notre Dame, and Tarzan was pretty good too, well the first half anyway, so perhaps yeah, it wouldn’t be a disappointment.

As I got into the first five minutes of the DVD, yup, it was a HUGE disappointment.

The only good part was the song.

For the rest of it, they went the cheesy route. Aargh!

They could have made it phenomenal but the annoying character of Anna just had to hog the screen time! And Kristoff…every time he took a bite of a carrot that had been in his reindeer’s mouth, I cringed. What’s up with that???

Why do they have to portray the men in Disney films to be such dolts???

Is it so they don’t come across as threatening???

And why have such ditzy heroines?

Honestly there was absolutely no character difference between Anna and Rapunzel, the heroine in Tangled.

And the only thing I found impressive with Tangled was the insecurity they showed in Rapunzel, the second thoughts she had when she left her tower. That was good. The rest of the movie was typical Disney dross.

And what the heck is it with Disney that they have to have a pseudo death in EVERY SINGLE MOVIE!!!!


Give me a break!

Don’t get me wrong. There were a few times in Frozen where I laughed. But for the most part, save your $20 and just watch the song on line.

That’s the best part of the whole thing, and you can get it for free, any time.

Megamind is way way better! Still makes me think!

So I went into watching Frozen with some cautiously optimistic ‘great expectations’ only to be greatly disappointed.

And yet, that felt good for me.

Because the one entity I do feel jealous at times about, is Disney. (So you can read this whole post as a sour grapes sort of thing. *g* But at least I’m up front about it.)

Weird huh?

When I read the SCBWI newsletter and see some person do well, I automatically think, “Good for them!”

There was a time when I wouldn’t feel that way. I’d get jealous over every little success someone achieved.

Not at all any more! Alhamdu lillah!

But Disney…yeah. I get jealous.

I still wish I could have written some of the Pixar movies like Toy Story, all three installments, and some of the others (funny can’t recall them right now, but there’s a lot of good ones). And I love that song in Mulan, about the girl in the mirror, and then there’s the Pocahontas song The Colors of the Wind.

Oh well. No point in getting jealous.

Just acknowledging a job well done!

But in the case of Frozen, ooh, it just hurts that they could have made it magnificent, they could have made the movie as good as the song, and they lost the opportunity!