Le vent se lève! … il faut tenter de vivre!
I guess just, yeah, it was a nice movie… but Disney could do better- has done better, with less technology.
Plus I’m still pretty steamed about The Wind Rises losing. I just saw it today, and holy shit, it was wonderful. It was beautiful, and it even gave me a emotion like I was saying goodbye to someone I loved- which was appropriate, given that it was Miyazaki’s last film. It was based on a real person, and had adult themes, but still had that artistic and fantastical aesthetic that I’ve loved about Miyazaki’s films.
It’s kinda the same reason I don’t like Kingdom Hearts?? Like, I enjoyed watching the film, and the music for it matched the mood well. But it’s just… people want to make seem a bigger deal than it is.
I mean, people have talked about this stuff before.[[MORE]]
Hans being evil was not something you had to rewatch again to catch. I went into the movie knowing Hans was a jerk, so I was looking for clues. And there was one, not several like people (TUMBLR) say. The thing with foreshadowing and dropping those kinds of bombs is if you make it too subtle, people will still be confused. Example; The Sixth Sense did a perfect job. All of the clues for the twist ending were so very subtle, that when you found out the end you were shocked and confused; HOWEVER, when you saw it again, it was so obvious. Frozen made Hans too honestly nice, they didn’t give any real hint other than the “Love Is An Open Door” song (and MAYBE that “yeah, she’s ordinary!!” line, but that could just be easily taken as a dumb thing to say and not a slip of the tongue). He was too genuine in his actions and his voice, which yes, I understand he was trying to fool people, but it was so genuine the entire movie. There was no real “hmmm I wonder if Hans is who he says he is…” moment. Tumblr can look into things as much as they want, but in the end, if it’s not blatantly obvious the second time around, then you did something wrong.
Kristoff. Who is he? Where did he come from? Is he an orphan?? How did he meet that reindeer? We know less about him than we do Hans, but yet it’s better that Anna marries him?? People shit on the fact Anna wanted to marry Hans after two hours, but she knew Kristoff a little more than a day. The movie was preachy about it, but then was hypocritical.
The music was… eh. Good, but not as good as people say. It was very obvious its influence was Wicked. Let It Go was… nice, but it was only really good because of the fact it was accompanied with something childish and silly as Do You Wanna Build A Snowman?.
Plus, the animation for the snow and ice was cool… but Rise of The Guardians did a better job.
In fact, that’s it. That’s what annoys me the most about the movie. It’s the fact that it’s portrayed as this game changer, this “Oh!! This has never been done before!!!11! Good job, Disney!!!” movie, but in reality we’ve seen the aesthetics, story, characters, and relationships before. In Disney movies, no less. And they did it better than Frozen did.
I’m really sick of Tumblr worshipping this movie. People read too deeply and make this movie sound like a masterpiece, when it’s lackluster in 95% of it. You want to see a masterpiece? The Wind Rises was a masterpiece. And it doesn’t have talking snowmen.
okay I shit on Andrew a lot, but he’s actually the greatest, most genuinely sweet guy I’ve ever known. He always manages to make me laugh and feel wonderful about myself, and I probably won’t ever be able to properly explain just how happy I am with him.
FUCKING FINE SUBMIT IT AGAIN
I DID BUT I DELTED IT BECAUSE IT WAS TOO FUCKING STUPID TO GO ONTO MY QUALITY BLOG