Alethea & Athena (double_dear) wrote,
Alethea & Athena

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Frozen and stuff

Oh man, this week. Mom and Steve left for their annual Thanksgiving reunion last night, which is why we didn't update--we spent the day trying to avoid being underfoot while they made all their last-minute preparations. Then today we went and made plans to see Frozen, so we ended up being out most of the day and haven't had any time to enjoy being in (temporarily) our own space.

As for Frozen...oh my goodness, I have so many things to say. Overall, the thought is, "I...think I liked it." We didn't love it, but we didn't hate it. But I still needed to come home and rant for a while, because I didn't know who wrote the music until we read the credits. The songs were written by the same team that did the Book of Mormon musical, and while we understand that the Gospel is all about forgiveness and we shouldn't judge someone's current work on something they did in the past, we're still uncomfortable with the idea that Disney, a company we grew up loving in large part because their movies reinforced all the things we learned in Sunday school, is repeatedly hiring people (they did the songs for Winnie the Pooh 2011) who made a name for themselves by mocking our deeply cherished beliefs.

So I've had some pent-up energy that (surprise surprise) is not really being alleviated by fighting Heartless in Kingdom Hearts [chi].

As for my feelings on the music, the songs were...I don't know. I didn't love them. Some of them were cute, and there were parts of some of them that were really great ("we finish each others..." "Sandwiches!"), but they seemed to be kind of lacking in heart or something. Maybe it was a pacing thing, because the movie seemed to be "song song song song song STORY!" Even before we knew who did the music, it got to a point where we would groan whenever someone's voice took on a musical tone, and it's not even because we didn't like the songs. It was because I felt like we weren't really getting anywhere with the characters...which is strange, because that's what the songs are supposed to do. And, thinking about it, the songs did reveal some emotion, but often they were emotions that didn't even necessarily manifest themselves in the character at all after that (perfect example: "Let It Go" performed by Elsa).

Then Kristoff showed up, and finally we felt like the movie got started.

And the rest of my thoughts are spoilery and/or long, and I really just want to curl up and watch TV or play video games or something, so I'll save them for later.

After the movie, we had lunch at Denny's, where the Hobbit-inspired honey cake French toast was really really good. When we went up to the register to pay for our food, I really needed to use the restroom, and it was looking like the cashier was busy, so Celeste's husband told me to just go because there was definitely time, and by the time I got back, he'd paid for everything. He tricked me into letting him pay for lunch!

Today I'm thankful for getting to see Frozen, those super delicious maple candies we got at the fancy candy store by the movie theater, Olaf being much less annoying than the trailers led us to believe (but now that we've looked up the cast, we have a hard time with him for other reasons; we're (sort of) trying to get over it), Celeste and her husband buying us lunch, and it being time to enjoy having the house to ourselves.
Tags: family stuff, frozen

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