I actually was avoiding doing a “story thoughts post” about Frozen because I absolutely cannot never not ever look at it objectively because of Personal Reasons, but I got this ask a couple days ago so I want to give it a try!
Now of course opinion is subjective (though, growing up with lawyers for parents, I’ve always joked that “some opinions are more equal than others”). My opinion of any movie is going to be influenced by outside sources as well as the movie itself. With that said, I usually try to limit my critiques to the content of the movie and my knowledge of storytelling. I can’t do that with Frozen, like, at all. My opinions on Frozen can be broken down to about:
One half: Really intense personal feelings based on the time I first saw (parts of) the animatic and what I was going through at the time
One fourth: Grumpy reactions to how tumblr pre-judged the movie based on early marketing releases and internet here-say, combined with my general distaste to what I will refer to as “pre-fandoms”
One eighth: General irritation with misinformation or oversimplification of how the animation industry works, complicated by the sound-bite, contextless culture of tumblr
One sixteenth: Misc. personal insecurity
One sixteenth: The actual content of the movie.
Will I be able to explain any of this sensibly? Probably not! Spoilers ahead!