Okay, I have had a couple thoughts about this movie boiling up for a while…they are observations, things I saw and experienced, more than actual theories of my own, so please bear with me.
The interesting thing about Frozen is how polarizing it is. People seem to mostly either adore it, or they absolutely hate it with a scorn that seems to go beyond the film’s faults.
I saw it, and I enjoyed it, but I did feel it had some story problems, and many other issues have been raised that make some sense to me, as well. My opinion of the film isn’t the issue.
"I was at an event with some long-time animators once, and they all would not stop gossiping about how horrible Frozen was. They hated the plot, they hated the characters, and a lot of their anger seemed to be aimed at the fact that it was a success. Many comments about how the guy hero was a goof, and the other male a bastard. The gist seemed to be…this isn’t how we have always done these films. And now that it’s a hit, it means our way (the traditional male-driven story) may die out.
They were angry because a girl movie (their term) was a much bigger success than most of the boy movies they had worked on recently. And so every tiny flaw became a HUGE thing. It was weird to watch.”