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(Variety)   Frozen shatters sales records for first-day DVD and Blu-Ray releases after 3.2 million copies of the latest Disney Princess film were sold to parents who would rather die than hearing the awful, insipid Let It Go for the billionth time   (variety.com) divider line 88
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2014-03-20 08:27:39 AM  
That's rather harsh criticism for a song that won an Oscar. I quite like it, myself, and I'm a parent. Hell, I took my kid to the Frozen Sing a Long.
 
2014-03-20 08:32:22 AM  

Bunny Deville: That's rather harsh criticism for a song that won an Oscar. I quite like it, myself, and I'm a parent. Hell, I took my kid to the Frozen Sing a Long.


It's been too popular for too long, so the hive mind rejects it.
 
2014-03-20 08:35:12 AM  
"Let It Go" is the mainstream "Defying Gravity." Of course OGs won't like it.
 
2014-03-20 08:35:48 AM  
It sold out in our town by 4 PM.

/the girl that voiced the youngest Anna is from here
 
2014-03-20 08:36:13 AM  

gnosis301: "Let It Go" is the mainstream "Defying Gravity." Of course OGs won't like it.


Another good Adele Dazeem performance.
 
2014-03-20 08:38:18 AM  

kronicfeld: gnosis301: "Let It Go" is the mainstream "Defying Gravity." Of course OGs won't like it.

Another good Adele Dazeem performance.


Idina Menzel.
 
2014-03-20 08:41:40 AM  

gnosis301: kronicfeld: gnosis301: "Let It Go" is the mainstream "Defying Gravity." Of course OGs won't like it.

Another good Adele Dazeem performance.

Idina Menzel.


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2014-03-20 08:44:13 AM  

kronicfeld: It's been too popular for too long, so the hive mind rejects it.


Like Nickelback and Anne Hathaway!
 
2014-03-20 08:45:10 AM  

Crewmannumber6: It sold out in our town by 4 PM.

/the girl that voiced the youngest Anna is from here


I prefer the older Anna.

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2014-03-20 08:45:48 AM  
Listening to that song over and over is no worse than listening to "Hakuna Matata" or "Part of Your World" over and over.
 
2014-03-20 08:48:34 AM  
"I reject things that are popular - am I cool yet?"
 
2014-03-20 09:06:21 AM  
Y'all don't understand...It's hard out there for a parent in a post-Let It Go world. It's not just about Let It Go...It's about the Let It Go version done by Demi Lovato. Which leads to finding YouTube videos of regular people doing Let It Go, some of them in homemade costumes. Which leads to a dozen different parents driving around in their car with a video camera on the dash singing Love Is An Open Door. Which leads to sad videos of people unboxing various Frozen-related toys. Which leads to even sadder videos of people unboxing said toys and playing with them, acting out little skits and such. Which leads to a video of an Australian woman unwrapping a half dozen toy eggs, and excitedly commenting on each pack of stickers, erasers, and little plastic charms she gets. Which leads to another woman making Play-Do dresses for various dolls. Which leads to "Let's Play" videos of various Disney Princess games. Which leads to even worse "Let's Play" videos of some terrible series of iOS games featuring a baby, where someone with Asperger's takes you through, step by step, every possible interaction you can have with iOS Baby.

And at every point in this process, your 5 year old(s) is watching, enthralled, and any suggestion that they, you know, actually watch the movie Frozen (or Jake, or Curious George, or anything with an actual, damn plot) is met with howls and cries of "NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!"
 
2014-03-20 09:16:27 AM  
I don't get all the love for the movie.  The plot twist was executed well, but I felt that it wasn't the studio formerly known as Pixar's best story.

So I rewatched 'Let it Go' to see if my opinion would change.  I hadn't heard it since the movie.  Well, let's just say, if you haven't heard the message (don't lie or hide, be yourself), then I guess it's a good introduction.

The thing is this:  I was screaming this since she first displayed her powers!  Don't lie or hide it!  It was an accident in the beginning, train, concentrate, control it!  F*ck that troll, he was obviously wrong.  I just thought that whole premise was flawed, based on lies and dumb decisions.  It was like watching a long episode of Three's Company that ended in hugs, tears, promises and apologies instead of laughs and applause.

/King and Queen were the Furley's, the girls were Janet (hero) and Crissy, prince was Jack, troll was Larry
//Furley's are dumb but well meaning and listen to bad advice from Larry. Jack has a scheme, and its all a misunderstanding between the girls.
 
2014-03-20 09:22:01 AM  
When I first heard "Let it Go", I thought they finally remade "Dumb and Dumber" as a musical.
 
2014-03-20 09:24:03 AM  
But but, Piracy is killing the movie industry!
 
2014-03-20 09:36:11 AM  
I like the tune. And Ideli Nazedwhatshernameejad knocks it out of the park.

The lyrics, though? Euuggh.
 
2014-03-20 09:41:37 AM  
It's a good song, though I could use a break from hearing it. I will never tire of my three-year-old singing her little heart out to it along with her one year old sister trying even though she can't really talk.
 
2014-03-20 09:44:55 AM  
I prefer the Dutch version.

You've probably never heard it though.
 
2014-03-20 09:48:47 AM  

child_god: The thing is this: I was screaming this since she first displayed her powers! Don't lie or hide it! It was an accident in the beginning, train, concentrate, control it! F*ck that troll, he was obviously wrong. I just thought that whole premise was flawed, based on lies and dumb decisions. It was like watching a long episode of Three's Company that ended in hugs, tears, promises and apologies instead of laughs and applause.


You arent too familiar with how humans react to those who are different than them, are you?
 
2014-03-20 09:50:53 AM  
That's odd, if they "don't" want to hear the song again, then why would they buy the movie, subby?

You see, the MOVIE has the song in it.
 
2014-03-20 09:54:43 AM  
Some times I put on Chumbawumba just to get Let It Go out of my head.
 
2014-03-20 09:55:36 AM  
In many of the Disney movies, I find that the better ones, have songs that can be played outside the movie and work fine on their own.

Lately I noticed that the songs are so contextualized that without being in the movie, and this movie is terrible about that, these songs make no sense, they are nothing more than a narrative for the scene put to music, as opposed to being a supportive part of the movie and a true song.

I will add that while I truly enjoyed the movie, the songs were the worse part. "Let it go" was the better one for this movie, but still, it lacks the "stand-alone" factor that songs from the older movies have.

For example:

Part of your world: cut scene, the song happens, steps out of the storyline and shows her inner feelings, end of song, return to the story.

Love Is an Open Door: guy and girl walk around just talking to music as part of the story, trying to be epic/grandiose or something.

It's just the style of the lyrics... it just doesn't work for me.

Peter said it best: "It insists upon itself".
 
2014-03-20 10:04:09 AM  
I love me some Idina Menzel and Josh Gad.
 
2014-03-20 10:13:14 AM  
 
2014-03-20 10:25:15 AM  

jayhawk88: Y'all don't understand...It's hard out there for a parent in a post-Let It Go world. It's not just about Let It Go...It's about the Let It Go version done by Demi Lovato. Which leads to finding YouTube videos of regular people doing Let It Go, some of them in homemade costumes. Which leads to a dozen different parents driving around in their car with a video camera on the dash singing Love Is An Open Door. Which leads to sad videos of people unboxing various Frozen-related toys. Which leads to even sadder videos of people unboxing said toys and playing with them, acting out little skits and such. Which leads to a video of an Australian woman unwrapping a half dozen toy eggs, and excitedly commenting on each pack of stickers, erasers, and little plastic charms she gets. Which leads to another woman making Play-Do dresses for various dolls. Which leads to "Let's Play" videos of various Disney Princess games. Which leads to even worse "Let's Play" videos of some terrible series of iOS games featuring a baby, where someone with Asperger's takes you through, step by step, every possible interaction you can have with iOS Baby.

And at every point in this process, your 5 year old(s) is watching, enthralled, and any suggestion that they, you know, actually watch the movie Frozen (or Jake, or Curious George, or anything with an actual, damn plot) is met with howls and cries of "NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!"


Same exact situation, same exact videos in my house.  The voice of the lady with the eggs and the noise of them being unwrapped haunt my dreams.
 
2014-03-20 10:27:33 AM  
I had it reserved at the Disney store and picked it up Tuesday morning when the mall opened at 10 am.  I had to wait in a line that was wrapped around the entire store.

My daughter has watched it about 5 times since picking it up, but admittedly, I still don't hate the movie yet.  I don't know why, but it just hasn't worn out yet...but I think we need to switch it up a bit so that I don't start to hate it.
 
2014-03-20 10:31:32 AM  

Champion of the Sun: jayhawk88: Y'all don't understand...It's hard out there for a parent in a post-Let It Go world. It's not just about Let It Go...It's about the Let It Go version done by Demi Lovato. Which leads to finding YouTube videos of regular people doing Let It Go, some of them in homemade costumes. Which leads to a dozen different parents driving around in their car with a video camera on the dash singing Love Is An Open Door. Which leads to sad videos of people unboxing various Frozen-related toys. Which leads to even sadder videos of people unboxing said toys and playing with them, acting out little skits and such. Which leads to a video of an Australian woman unwrapping a half dozen toy eggs, and excitedly commenting on each pack of stickers, erasers, and little plastic charms she gets. Which leads to another woman making Play-Do dresses for various dolls. Which leads to "Let's Play" videos of various Disney Princess games. Which leads to even worse "Let's Play" videos of some terrible series of iOS games featuring a baby, where someone with Asperger's takes you through, step by step, every possible interaction you can have with iOS Baby.

And at every point in this process, your 5 year old(s) is watching, enthralled, and any suggestion that they, you know, actually watch the movie Frozen (or Jake, or Curious George, or anything with an actual, damn plot) is met with howls and cries of "NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!"

Same exact situation, same exact videos in my house.  The voice of the lady with the eggs and the noise of them being unwrapped haunt my dreams.


And all the gay boys aspiring to be the next Adele Dazeem who post videos of them emoting their fabulous little hearts out to YouTube. I'm also a gay guy who loves show tunes, but dial it down, fellas!
 
2014-03-20 10:35:40 AM  

Champion of the Sun: Same exact situation, same exact videos in my house.  The voice of the lady with the eggs and the noise of them being unwrapped haunt my dreams.


The best/worst one is the one where she starts out with a shot of like a dozen of them, gets through 2, and you come to realize "Oh God, she's really going to unwrap them all".

"Stickers...jelly beans...another Peppa Pig eraser..."
 
2014-03-20 10:35:47 AM  
I don't understand the headline. If they don't want to hear the song, why are they buying the movie? Is there some step I'm missing?
 
2014-03-20 10:43:49 AM  

child_god: I don't get all the love for the movie.  The plot twist was executed well, but I felt that it wasn't the studio formerly known as Pixar's best story.

So I rewatched 'Let it Go' to see if my opinion would change.  I hadn't heard it since the movie.  Well, let's just say, if you haven't heard the message (don't lie or hide, be yourself), then I guess it's a good introduction.

The thing is this:  I was screaming this since she first displayed her powers!  Don't lie or hide it!  It was an accident in the beginning, train, concentrate, control it!  F*ck that troll, he was obviously wrong.  I just thought that whole premise was flawed, based on lies and dumb decisions.  It was like watching a long episode of Three's Company that ended in hugs, tears, promises and apologies instead of laughs and applause.

/King and Queen were the Furley's, the girls were Janet (hero) and Crissy, prince was Jack, troll was Larry
//Furley's are dumb but well meaning and listen to bad advice from Larry. Jack has a scheme, and its all a misunderstanding between the girls.


You're an adult, you've been taught along the way to make those connections.  Hell, movies probably helped with that process.

However, a five-year-old hasn't had the same life experiences as you've had.
 
2014-03-20 10:51:18 AM  

salvador.hardin: I don't understand the headline. If they don't want to hear the song, why are they buying the movie? Is there some step I'm missing?


FTFH:  3.2 million copies of the latest Disney Princess film were sold to parents

Missing step emphasized
 
2014-03-20 10:53:23 AM  
It beats watching Under the Sea for the nine millionth time.  My kids learned what the rewind and fast forward buttons on the VCR were just so they could queue up that song.  Did you know you can actually wear out a section of a VHS cassette?  You can.  The beginning and end bits get all stretched out and fuzzy, and eventually the whole section is unwatchable.  I switched my kids to a Mandarin Chinese bootleg version that I picked up on a business trip to China, and they STILL watched it over and over and over...  For a while, we could all sing Under the Sea in phonetically-learned Chinese.  I hate that song.  Stupid crab.  Oh crap.  Now it's in my head!
 
2014-03-20 10:53:27 AM  
Could be worse.....

//Everything is not, in fact, awesome
 
2014-03-20 10:57:39 AM  
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Did someone say my name?
 
2014-03-20 11:11:47 AM  

imfallen_angel: In many of the Disney movies, I find that the better ones, have songs that can be played outside the movie and work fine on their own.

Lately I noticed that the songs are so contextualized that without being in the movie, and this movie is terrible about that, these songs make no sense, they are nothing more than a narrative for the scene put to music, as opposed to being a supportive part of the movie and a true song.

I will add that while I truly enjoyed the movie, the songs were the worse part. "Let it go" was the better one for this movie, but still, it lacks the "stand-alone" factor that songs from the older movies have.

For example:

Part of your world: cut scene, the song happens, steps out of the storyline and shows her inner feelings, end of song, return to the story.

Love Is an Open Door: guy and girl walk around just talking to music as part of the story, trying to be epic/grandiose or something.

It's just the style of the lyrics... it just doesn't work for me.

Peter said it best: "It insists upon itself".


You seem, to like to use, commas a lot.
 
2014-03-20 11:25:37 AM  

sniderman: You seem, to like to use, commas a lot.


Proper sentence structure is probably something you don't see often, so it's probably looking very strange to you.
 
2014-03-20 11:29:50 AM  

imfallen_angel: In many of the Disney movies, I find that the better ones, have songs that can be played outside the movie and work fine on their own.

Lately I noticed that the songs are so contextualized that without being in the movie, and this movie is terrible about that, these songs make no sense, they are nothing more than a narrative for the scene put to music, as opposed to being a supportive part of the movie and a true song.

I will add that while I truly enjoyed the movie, the songs were the worse part. "Let it go" was the better one for this movie, but still, it lacks the "stand-alone" factor that songs from the older movies have.

For example:

Part of your world: cut scene, the song happens, steps out of the storyline and shows her inner feelings, end of song, return to the story.

Love Is an Open Door: guy and girl walk around just talking to music as part of the story, trying to be epic/grandiose or something.

It's just the style of the lyrics... it just doesn't work for me.

Peter said it best: "It insists upon itself".


The songs were written by Tony-winning songwriters, so they were written like they would be in a Broadway show where the songs generally move the plot forward instead of being just tacked on to the story. It's simply a different style of musical writing.

Plus, there was the In Summer song, that was a pretty much what you want, a standalone song stuck in the middle of the story that had no bearing on the plot (although it does establish the Olaf character).
 
2014-03-20 11:54:28 AM  
Comb the Cheeto dust out of your neckbeard, submitter.
 
2014-03-20 12:04:43 PM  

Champion of the Sun: jayhawk88: Y'all don't understand...It's hard out there for a parent in a post-Let It Go world. It's not just about Let It Go...It's about the Let It Go version done by Demi Lovato. Which leads to finding YouTube videos of regular people doing Let It Go, some of them in homemade costumes. Which leads to a dozen different parents driving around in their car with a video camera on the dash singing Love Is An Open Door. Which leads to sad videos of people unboxing various Frozen-related toys. Which leads to even sadder videos of people unboxing said toys and playing with them, acting out little skits and such. Which leads to a video of an Australian woman unwrapping a half dozen toy eggs, and excitedly commenting on each pack of stickers, erasers, and little plastic charms she gets. Which leads to another woman making Play-Do dresses for various dolls. Which leads to "Let's Play" videos of various Disney Princess games. Which leads to even worse "Let's Play" videos of some terrible series of iOS games featuring a baby, where someone with Asperger's takes you through, step by step, every possible interaction you can have with iOS Baby.

And at every point in this process, your 5 year old(s) is watching, enthralled, and any suggestion that they, you know, actually watch the movie Frozen (or Jake, or Curious George, or anything with an actual, damn plot) is met with howls and cries of "NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!"

Same exact situation, same exact videos in my house.  The voice of the lady with the eggs and the noise of them being unwrapped haunt my dreams.


I thought we were supposed to encourage creativity in our children. I must have missed a meeting.
 
2014-03-20 12:17:57 PM  
Who the hell buys movies?  At the store, no less...
 
2014-03-20 12:18:37 PM  

imfallen_angel: In many of the Disney movies, I find that the better ones, have songs that can be played outside the movie and work fine on their own.

Lately I noticed that the songs are so contextualized that without being in the movie, and this movie is terrible about that, these songs make no sense, they are nothing more than a narrative for the scene put to music, as opposed to being a supportive part of the movie and a true song.

I will add that while I truly enjoyed the movie, the songs were the worse part. "Let it go" was the better one for this movie, but still, it lacks the "stand-alone" factor that songs from the older movies have.

For example:

Part of your world: cut scene, the song happens, steps out of the storyline and shows her inner feelings, end of song, return to the story.

Love Is an Open Door: guy and girl walk around just talking to music as part of the story, trying to be epic/grandiose or something.

It's just the style of the lyrics... it just doesn't work for me.

Peter said it best: "It insists upon itself".


Well, different strokes for different folks I guess.  Personally, I hate the style of musically where it feels like we are taking a break from the narrative to do a song and dance number.  I much prefer musicals where the songs are contextualized and integrated into the story to advance the plot.
 
2014-03-20 12:29:48 PM  

Geoff Peterson: child_god: The thing is this: I was screaming this since she first displayed her powers! Don't lie or hide it! It was an accident in the beginning, train, concentrate, control it! F*ck that troll, he was obviously wrong. I just thought that whole premise was flawed, based on lies and dumb decisions. It was like watching a long episode of Three's Company that ended in hugs, tears, promises and apologies instead of laughs and applause.

You arent too familiar with how humans react to those who are different than them, are you?


Sure I do. I've lived it.  However, how we react to those reactions is what determines our character, right?  Because I disagree with an action taken doesn't mean I don't understand why it was taken.  They were scared and chose to hide it, lie about it.  I liked how it all turned out, and it could've been that way from the beginning if everyone was honest: Your powers hurt someone, you need to learn to control them.  However, we wouldn't have this particular movie or lesson, so whatever. Just my thoughts on the plot when comparing it to previous efforts like Up! or Toy Story (1,2,3).

Slow To Return: child_god: I don't get all the love for the movie..
.
You're an adult, you've been taught along the way to make those connections.  Hell, movies probably helped with that process.

However, a five-year-old hasn't had the same life experiences as you've had.


This is true, and I don't have a 5 year old anymore to survey but I did watch it with my slightly older children who shared the same opinion (probably due to my influence, of course).  As I said, if it is a child's the first time hearing this idea, then it is good introduction.  I think another lesson is how lies can make things worse.  Just be honest and be yourself.

I like cartoons and the art of story telling, so I don't think I'm biased against it.  I guess I wasn't its target demographic, or perhaps a little too old to fully enjoy this movie.

Cheers
 
2014-03-20 12:34:15 PM  

child_god: I don't get all the love for the movie.  The plot twist was executed well, but I felt that it wasn't the studio formerly known as Pixar's best story.

So I rewatched 'Let it Go' to see if my opinion would change.  I hadn't heard it since the movie.  Well, let's just say, if you haven't heard the message (don't lie or hide, be yourself), then I guess it's a good introduction.

The thing is this:  I was screaming this since she first displayed her powers!  Don't lie or hide it!  It was an accident in the beginning, train, concentrate, control it!  F*ck that troll, he was obviously wrong.  I just thought that whole premise was flawed, based on lies and dumb decisions.  It was like watching a long episode of Three's Company that ended in hugs, tears, promises and apologies instead of laughs and applause.

/King and Queen were the Furley's, the girls were Janet (hero) and Crissy, prince was Jack, troll was Larry
//Furley's are dumb but well meaning and listen to bad advice from Larry. Jack has a scheme, and its all a misunderstanding between the girls.


Actually the troll was right, fear was her greatest enemy. Only it wasn't others fear of her it was her fear of her powers. Her powers went out of control whenever she was afraid. She had to learn to except them as part of herself
 
2014-03-20 12:36:58 PM  

child_god: They were scared and chose to hide it, lie about it. I liked how it all turned out, and it could've been that way from the beginning if everyone was honest: Your powers hurt someone, you need to learn to control them. However, we wouldn't have this particular movie or lesson, so whatever. Just my thoughts on the plot when comparing it to previous efforts like Up! or Toy Story (1,2,3).


I've never read Hans Christen Anderson's "The Snow Queen," but Disney's made no qualms about "Frozen" being an adaptation of it.  I'm not sure if this was a plot point in the source material or not.
 
2014-03-20 12:38:42 PM  

child_god: This is true, and I don't have a 5 year old anymore to survey but I did watch it with my slightly older children who shared the same opinion (probably due to my influence, of course).


Yea, take it from me.  A 5-year-old isn't even going to understand that conclusion if you explain it to her, much less come that that conclusion on her own.
 
2014-03-20 12:45:41 PM  

imfallen_angel: sniderman: You seem, to like to use, commas a lot.

Proper sentence structure is probably something you don't see often, so it's probably looking very strange to you.


*snerk*
 
2014-03-20 12:53:01 PM  
Let it go, just let it go...
 
2014-03-20 12:53:48 PM  
Also, I actually got my copy a day early thanks to preorder through the Disney Store.  :-)
 
2014-03-20 01:01:06 PM  
Meh, I liked Frozen and I'm ostensibly a late 20s male. To each their own I suppose.
 
2014-03-20 01:02:07 PM  
 
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