We watched The Lorax last night, and it was interesting contrasting it with Frozen. The former had a much simpler story, so it was able to spend more time on the characters' interactions and emotions...not that Frozen doesn't spend time on that, just that...I don't know, it was weird.
Anyway, speaking of Frozen, I did want to write a proper post about it, although I'm not sure I want to do that right now. I'll just write some now, I guess.
See, the main problem I had with Frozen was completely of my own making. Well, almost completely. The point is, I went into it with a predisposition toward the movie. First, there was the trailer that had me exceedingly annoyed at Olaf (compounded by a phone call from Gaston, where he mentioned Olaf's part in the holiday World of Color show, saying he was "frickin' hilarious"; somehow, this had me even more annoyed).
Second, there was Anna. I had a predisposition toward her, which was made even more unfair by the fact that I deliberately tried not to read all the information that caused the predisposition. One of our Disney news sources quoted Kristen Bell (the actress who voiced her) as saying something about how she always dreamed of being a Disney princess, but she hated how they were all so perfect. We didn't want to read the whole quote for fear of spoilers, which was probably a bad idea because now we don't have the whole context of what Ms. Bell said, but I did see something about making gagging noises, which I took to be a reference again to the "too perfect" princesses. So I was annoyed at her.
She also claimed that Anna was the first adorkable Disney princess, and we totally disagree--Rapunzel is totally adorkable. Athena said that as she watched Frozen, she was reminded of something, and the best she could come up with is that Anna is actually a lot like Mulan. Interesting parallel: when Mulan came out in theaters, the actor who voiced Shang went on the Rosie O'Donnell and bragged that Shang was the first Disney character with nipples. But the very first (in a full-length feature--I couldn't say about shorts) was Chernabog (Fantasia), but since he was probably referring to Pocahontas and Aladdin characters, you could say he meant "since Disney movies got good again," which is still wrong, because King Triton had nipples in The Little Mermaid, as did Quasimodo (The Hunchback of Notre Dame), whose movie came out after Pocahontas but before Mulan.
Aaanyway. Mulan and Rapunzel are totally adorkable, too. Unless I'm mistaken on the meaning of adorkable, which is entirely possible.
The point is, as a holier-than-thou Disney know-it-all, I was annoyed at the holier-than-thou I perceived in Anna's voice actress (whether it was actually there or not).
And I think I was mostly able to get over all that stuff, which means that the movie definitely had some quality. But I'll talk more in detail about that later, because I still have work to do.
Today I'm thankful for getting to spend some time with Page, getting to see The Lorax, having a lovely Thanksgiving, Page coming inside so we can close the door, and getting to listen to music while we work.