Frozen - I thought I would like it more than I did. I know kids across America are singing Let It Go, but I wasn't enthralled with the music. It just isn't as good as The Little Mermaid or the other Disney movies I grew up on. Maybe I'm just older and not into singing animated movies.
I've only really dug about one Disney song per title. 'Let it Go' was mine for Frozen, and the rest were just really...whatever (well, the one with younger Anna was really cute/sweet too).
I definitely don't think it helps that there is a "Frozen-craze" going around, and I legitimately wonder if viewing it before it hit would have made for less sour opinions (people who got Last of Us later seem to be going through a bit of the same thing right now too, for example). I think it's more that people are just happy that Disney is "back
" after what was a pretty nasty
dry spell (which serves the interests of a new generation of kids and the twenty-somethings who grew up on it and are about child-ready age themselves). So yaaay. Fun times for all. It also doesn't help that we are in this "wonderful" Internet Age where memes explode nation-wide almost overnight to turn songs like "Let it Go" into about 1,000 different cover songs, or Frozen itself into a million different gifs, funny images, or fan art.
Nostalgia reaallly clouds my memories for Little Mermaid. I love the hell out of it. I shouldn't. Eric is a bit of a dud, Ariel doesn't really 'learn' anything, and basically the entire supporting cast served as better moral beacons against the rambunctious Ariel. But fuck it! It's a fun film to watch. (speaking of what I mentioned earlier, I actually don't really don't care for "Part of Your World", I thought "Kiss the Girl" was a million times cooler and more entertaining, musically-speaking).
I *do* love Frozen, but certainly the waves of support, fans, and awards have definitely exaggerate the acclaim (I've been a firm believer in trying not to build *anything* up in my head and just take it on as it is... I initially had no interest in Last of Us, and I adore it now).