The critical community is filled with voices of all makes and models. Be it Dana Stevens, A.O. Scott, or Armond White; there is an opinion for every personality.  That’s why a service like Rotten Tomatoes, flaws and all, can be a great way to get a general consensus on what critics thought of a film overall.

Oftentimes, I will check out these diagnostics after I’ve completed my review of a film only to be surprised that I was on the opposite side of popular opinion.  Here is a list of ten films that received strong praise (these are ranked by Rotten Tomatoes score) that for some reason or another I just didn’t get:

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (89%) 

Sure this film was good to look at with some decent action, but at the end of the day I still think that the series is complete and utter nonsense.  The narrative allows for no consistency or character, tone, or plotting and ends up a convoluted mess.  Every moment confuses the viewer as they are left scrambling for what the consequences will be and what each character’s motivations are.  When asked why any of the scripts developments are occurring, the answer almost always is: Because.

Read my review here.

Frozen (89%)

Frozen is a film that feels both underdeveloped and overdeveloped at the same time.  I never felt like any of the elements ever fit together in any cohesive way and yet still felt like it hit every single familiar beat that Disney films have been hitting since Walt put his own head on ice.  Why does Elsa have ice powers?  Why are there trolls that are obsessed with makeovers living in the forest? Why should I care about a random snowman whose inclusion in the film is solely to sell plush toys?  What is up with the screenwriters’ obsessions with windows and doors?  I don’t’ know how to answer any of these questions, all I know is that Frozen is a narrative mess that also thinks it is way more clever than it actually is.

Computer Chess  (86%)

I get it; this film is trying to stylistically be a time capsule of bad video work from the late 80s, while employing non-actors to pull off “realistic” mumblecore performances.  In that manner the film is a complete success, it is totally boring to watch, poorly performed, and visually ugly.  As accurate as the director’s vision might be, that doesn’t make the film fun to watch.  What’s more, the film features a multitude of subplots that never really contribute to the film as a whole. Characters appear and disappear to never be seen again.  I’m not asking for every minor character to matter to the film’s core plot, I’m just asking that a film only waste so much of my time on things that aren’t essential.

This is the End (83%)

When are we going to stop accepting a series of skits as acceptable entertainment?  I remember when a film like Ghostbusters dared to be funny and to tell a story competently.  Sure, This is the End has some surprise commentary on Hollywood culture, but what do I care when there are no believable character interactions or motivations?  I worry that studios have forgotten that comedy comes from tragedy and I only feel tragedy when I care about something.  I clearly don’t care about a bunch of actors competing onscreen to say the next dumbest thing.  It is hard to say that a film is unfunny, comedy is so subjective, but This is the End and those of its kind (Stepbrothers for example) just don’t work for me.

The Place Beyond the Pines (82%) 

The Place Beyond the Pines so wants to be an epic.  You can feel it reaching out, grasping for ideas and purpose.  Yet, just because it looks like an epic, is as long as an epic, and deals in themes that seem epic, doesn’t mean that the film is an epic.  After an intriguing but also inconsistent introduction, the film turns to less interesting storylines that are full of dramatic coincidence and contrivances that all lead to a big dumb ending that says practically nothing.  I would instruct director Derek Cianfrance to figure out what his core story is next time and just focus on that.  This film never needed three entirely separate plots to give it meaning.

Read my review here.

Prisoners (82%)

Prisoners might be the silliest film of the year.  Just like The Place Beyond the Pines, it is beautifully shot and features a few solid performances, though I don’t consider Hugh Jackman’s to be one of them.  The film is immediately overwrought with dramatic pretense and characters weave in and out of the film with no narrative purpose.  Prisoners quickly expands beyond its core premise, questioning our interrogation techniques, and introduces multiple additional suspects, conspiracies, and psychopaths that are straight out of a pulpy comic.  After awhile, all of the screaming, maze etchings, and snakes begin to get comical and just a bit silly.  Pretty visuals cannot cover up Prisoners’s overwritten and nonsensical script.

Read my review here.

Iron Man Three (78%)

Iron Man Three does too much of everything, including undoing all the things that made Tony Stark an interesting film character.  The rules of his suit and personality are completely undone by the addition of his remote powered suits; suits whose powers are never fully explained and are inconsistently utilized. Just the first half of the movie introduces the concepts of mind-controlled robots, fire-breaking soldiers, the Mandarin, AIM, Extremis, Iron Patriot, and the fact that Tony is suffering from PTSD.  All of these additions are introduced before the writers can properly lay the groundwork for their best ideas to take root.

Read my review here.

Pacific Rim (72%)

I know that Pacific Rim is supposed to be just a film about robots punching monsters, but outside of that sense of scale nothing else works here.  At best Pacific Rim feels like a video game script from ten years ago, except that I didn’t get to play the game.  Worst of all are the performances of the actors.  There isn’t a single honest moment in the film and without honesty why should I care whether these people win or lose a fight?  If I wanted to see two things hit each other and not feel anything I’d slam my head up against the wall.  At least that way it’d be because I’d dulled my nervous system with a concussion.

Elysium (69%) 

I cannot think of a greater disappointment in the world of film in 2013 than Neill Blomkamp’s Elysium.  The trailers sold the film as a science fiction take on the 99% movement with body horror, big action, and incredible visuals.  What we got instead was an incoherent mess with some of the most intellectually insulting moments of the year, with a final shot that had me furious enough to stand up to leave before the film ended.  That’s not even to mention the performances from Jodie Foster and Sharlto Copley that are, in my opinion, the worst of the year.  I know this film isn’t loved, but how in the world is it agreed on by 69% of the critic community as being acceptable.

Listen to my discussion of the film here.

Ender’s Game (61%)

Ender’s Game sacrifices everything that makes movies enjoyable to watch.  It feels like it was directed by the SparkNotes summary of the book and a stopwatch.  Scenes raced by with no emotional resonance or moments for its audience to even determine how they feel about what is going on onscreen.  When the big reveal comes at the end it means nothing and has absolutely no effect or meaning unless you’ve read the book.  Are we supposed to care about an alien force that we’ve never seen or seen the consequences of?  This film will also remind you of why Harrison Ford should have retired years ago and why I am so terrified of his probable inclusion in the new Star Wars films.

What films do you think were massively overrated this year?  What’d I miss in these films that everyone is so positive about?

 

  • TangledFan

    Frozen was SOOOOOO overrated and this is coming from a huge Disney lover. Too many plot holes, bad songwriting, and *attempts* to be modern for my liking

    • Keyblademaster123

      The songwriting is not bad, it’s excellent. The really wasn’t any plot holes, it was rushed by a tiny bit, but that’s it. Also how is it being too modern, it wasn’t even attempting to be modern. There was no modern references in there, it was Disney returning to classic form again.

      • FrozenSucks

        The songwriting was absolute trash. I expected a lot more from the most popular animated movie.
        No modern references? Did you miss the Arrested Development reference? What about the dissing of the classic princesses? Do you even know what Disney’s classic form is?

        • Keyblademaster123

          Yes I do know what a Disney classic form and this film returns to it. The songwriting is not absolute trash but excellent. There isn’t any modern references at all. If there was a Arrested Development reference I would have seen it, but there wasn’t. Dissing the classic Disney princesses is not a modern reference, that’s poking fun at that cliche that the company has been using for years. Also the name FrozenSucks, really, that’s not biased at all.

          • Anonymous

            Actually there was an Arrested Development reference. It’s in “Love is an Open Door.”

            Hans: “I mean, it’s crazy!”
            Anna: “What?!”
            Hans: “We finish each other’s…”
            Anna: “Sandwiches!”

    • Anonymous

      …and your name has “Tangled” in it equals no bias…

    • Anonymous

      Modern?

  • Kathy

    THANK. YOU. Thanks so much for writing this. Very disappointed with This is the End, Place Beyond the Pines, Pacific Rim, Iron Man 3, and I hated Frozen. I do love a lot of these actors and I also am a HUGE fan of animated movies. Totally agree with you!!!! Thanks for sharing your thoughts!!!

  • Ruth Lynn

    Frozen should be at the top. It is actually the most overrated movie I have ever watched. I absolutely HATED it. Let it Go is also overrated, which unfortunately means I have to hear it all the time. Ughhhhhhhh! I was expecting so much from that movie. DISNEY, GET YOUR FREAKING ACT TOGETHER. Your last two Princess movies have been absolute trash.

    • CascadeWvera1

      Oh. Because you liked Tangled?

      • Solidjake

        Argumentum ad populum. Just because many believe something to be true doesn’t make it so. Frozen includes all the elements that have traditionally made Disney so wonderful to watch but it lacks substance. It jumps from plot point to plot point without any real flow and covers them up with musical interludes. Using them in this way not only harms the overall story but also takes away from the emotional impact of the songs which have always been one of the most memorable parts of Disney’s princess/prince movies. All but two or three songs felt more like filler then as an honest expression meant to emphasize the feelings of the characters. The betrayal of Hans was particularly upsetting as there was no build or for shadowing that gives a twist like that impact and reeked of Deus ex machina.

        • CascadeWvera1

          Oh no, I understand people being disappointed with the ‘filler’ songs entirely. But I feel like it’s very hard to make a musical that can live up to the 90s movies today. I honestly liked the twist (much like reality), but yeah, some build up would have been nice to make it more climatic. Then again, the film only had 2-3 years of production whereas many of the best ones had about 6 years, so that’s not exactly a fair comparison.

          • Ruth Lynn

            Yeah, let’s just totally ignore the fact that Disney has tried to adapt The Snow Queen multiple times. I’d say that more time was spent on developing Frozen’s story than most. Maybe that’s what makes it particularly disappointing. That or the fact that it bears NO resemblance at all to the original story except the fact that there’s a snow queen.

        • Anonymous

          I’ll give you the Hans twist as it could have been played out better, but I thought that the songs were really good with maybe two of them out of nine being the ones without a purpose. I also thought that the storytelling was alright in my book, but he each their own. Different substance for different people, I suppose.

      • Ruth Lynn

        Haha nice reasoning. I dislike Frozen because I like Tangled (yup, that TOTALLY makes sense). In all seriousness, I do happen to like Tangled, but my hatred for Frozen comes from the fact that Frozen was a bad, highly overrated movie.

        • CascadeWvera

          Not really. I thought that you said that Tangled fans were disappointed in Frozen because they thought that it would be ‘just as good’. Also, apparently the 12% of people who disliked the movie were hardcore Disney fans.

          • Ruth Lynn

            Maybe you should reread the review. That’s not at all what I meant. I said that I know a lot of Tangled fans who went to see the movie because it was advertised as being “from the creators of Tangled and Wreck-It Ralph”. Unfortunately, it was not as good as either of those movies, so my Tangled fan friends and I were very let down. I never said that ALL Tangled fans were disappointed. I was explaining why my friends and I went to see the movie. There’s no question that lots of people went to see Frozen because of Tangled’s success.
            Also, it just happened to be that everyone I know who is a big Disney fan really disliked Frozen. It has nothing to do with liking Tangled. If I planned on disliking Frozen because I liked Tangled, WHY ON EARTH WOULD I GO AND WATCH FROZEN IN THEATERS? Your arguments are really flawed.

          • CascadeWvera

            Fine, but just because your Disney fan friends gave up because of Frozen, that doesn’t mean that everybody did. I know a few Disney fans who really liked Frozen. My point is that you can’t speak for every Disney fans out there. True though, I’m glad you actually realized not ALL Disney fans were disappointed. Great to hear.

          • Ruth Lynn

            Uhm duh? I’m still confused as to what your actual point is. Did I speak for every Disney fan out there? Please provide me with a quote. I’m fairly sure I only spoke on behalf of the Disney fans I know.

            “…I’m glad you actually realized not ALL Disney fans were disappointed.”
            I didn’t “realize” this; I already KNEW this. YOU were the one who falsely accused me of not knowing this.

          • Keyblademaster123

            Frozen is a great movie. The story is behind Tangled by a margin, the characters are very good and memorable. The best though in any Disney film though is Elsa who is the best they’ve ever created since the Beast. The animation is amazing and the songs are a lot better than Tangled’s. I like Tangled’s songs, but they are very lackluster. They range in average-good.

            Frozen maybe overrated, but in a very good way. The Lion King had this same problem and look what happened. Frozen is getting the same treatment and same deserved praise. This movie is an instant classic that pretty much defines Disneys return. Tangled, WIR, PaTF and Frozen are pretty much equal with the other great classics.

          • Ruth Lynn

            All of this is opinion, which I respect, although I disagree. Frozen’s story is FAR behind Tangled’s. Elsa is an okay character, but her sister is absolutely terrible. The songs, as a whole, were THE WORST I’ve ever heard from a Disney movie. They ranged from very bad to bad, with the exception of a few. I can’t remember the last time I hated a Disney song but Frozen gave me more than 50% bad songwriting.
            Frozen is overrated and not in a good way. The Lion King, although not my favorite Disney movie, is also overrated, but its praise is understandable to me. Frozen, on the other hand, is even more overrated than the Lion King and, for a movie that I consider one of Disney’s worst movies, this is completely incomprehensible to me. Tangled, WIR, PaTF are almost equal (personally, I think PaTF> WIR>> Tangled), but I would NEVER ever ever place Frozen among those three new Disney Renaissance movies. It may be the highest grossing animated film ever created, but it was completely unDisneylike. Walt Disney’s princess films had an innocent love and a clear battle between good and evil, both of which were lacking in Frozen.
            ^All of this is, of course, opinion (except the last part). You are free to disagree with it, but I just felt like throwing my thoughts out there.

            P.S. Good job liking your own comments.

          • Keyblademaster123

            That’s fine, it’s all opinion. Even the last part. I find it funny how you think I’m liking my own comment when I can only do it once. Lol no disrespect, but I’m not doing that.

          • Ruth Lynn

            How is the last part opinion? Look at any Disney movie that Walt Disney created. He even said it himself in interviews.

            Haha puh-lease. Anyone can create fake accounts and like their comments more than once. Considering the names of the people who liked your accounts are all pretty similar (Random, Random 14, Random 14, Random 15)…. I’d say they’re the same person.

          • Keyblademaster123

            It’s still opinion anyways. You’re claiming Frozen isn’t equal, or has the elements, but that’s you’re view. It’s opinion whether you say it is or not. Also, I don’t know who those accounts are, I just reply and leave to do other matters. I’m not the one whose liking my own comments, even though it’s stupid of someone to name a account as random. Sorry in advance to those accounts if you see this.

            You don’t need to be a jerk about it as well. Saying comments like that don’t come off well and end up acting mean-spirited.

          • Ruth Lynn

            *your *who’s

            I claimed that Frozen didn’t have the elements, which is argument-based, not a fact. Saying that it is un-Disney-like is also argument-based, but saying that Walt Disney admired the triumph of good over evil in fairy tales is a fact. He himself said it.

            Pointing out that you liked your own comment isn’t mean. If you hover over the upvote area, you’ll see your name. It’s a fact that you liked your own comment and you’re still doing it. If you don’t want me to point it out, then don’t do it.

          • Keyblademaster123

            Whatever, I know I didn’t like my own comment. This is my only account. Yea I I liked my own comment with this one account, but most people do that anyways so why does that matter. In the end liking my own comment doesn’t matter, so pointing it out is pointless. If you don’t believe me fine, but I know it wasn’t me with those random accounts. Sure Walt said that, but Frozen still has those elements.

          • Ruth Lynn

            Opinion.

          • Keyblademaster123

            But Frozen far from the one of the worst, but one if the best.

          • Ruth Lynn

            Opinion-based argument.

          • CascadeWvera

            I’m with KeyBlaster on this. Your arguments come off as very mean spirited. Whether you like it or not, Frozen is a success with huge audience ratings and tons of money in the box office. These are facts, and you can stop being a Disney fan because of one film for all I care.

          • CascadeWvera

            I mean Keyblademaster

          • Ruth Lynn

            “Your arguments come off as very mean spirited.”

            ^And yours don’t? I’m not going to apologize because my arguments go against your opinions.Tangled was also a box office success. So were many other movies. What’s your point?
            You seem to care a lot if you keep responding. What I don’t understand is WHY you care so much.

          • CascadeWvera

            Okay fine. Sorry about that. But I never made out loud claims that Tangled was a bad movie of one of the worst (which I don’t think it is, I like it a lot) or say something like it ‘ruined Disney Princess films for me’ (whether it’s hyperbole or not).
            But anyway, I’m on my break and don’t need to discuss this anymore.

          • AegysLTS

            I have to agree too, I don’t always see Frozen fans making snide remarks about Tangled, or Hayao Mizayaki’s work, or Dreamworks’………..

          • AegysLTS

            um…don’t take it seriously but I wonder if this ‘Ruth Lynn’ hated Frozen because the characters are all lily-white? she did say that “PaTF> WIR>> Tangled”….LOL…

            once again, don’t take it seriously….

          • CascadeWvera

            Thanks for the support.

          • CascadeWvera

            Okay, I won’t.

          • CascadeWvera

            Just wondering, what makes Anna a bad character to you?

          • Ruth Lynn

            Why would I respond to this? I would end up criticizing her character and then you’d pull the “You’re a mean person” card again.

          • CascadeWvera

            I would not so long as I find your reasons valid. Okay, let’s start off fresh. I’m not going to call you a mean person, or to ‘get a life’. Sorry about those remarks.

          • Ruth Lynn

            Let’s just start this fresh and end it. I really doubt you’re going to find my reasons “valid” seeing as in I thought all of my arguments before were pretty valid (though admittedly snarky). I will apologize for the snide retorts, although I still choose to stand behind my opinions about Frozen. Likewise, you can continue to keep adoring Frozen and voila! We part ways as unlikely friends. (I hope you got the Tangled reference.)

          • CascadeWvera1

            Ugh. Fine.

          • CascadeWvera1

            :(

          • CascadeWvera

            You claim that Frozen lacks what makes Disney “Disney-like” yet you rank Wreck-It Ralph among the revival films, which seems more like a Pixar/Dreamworks film in my opinion.

          • CascadeWvera

            Whoops. Okay, fine. Maybe I misjudged you about that.

          • CascadeWvera

            Since when do Disney films remain true to the actual story? Pocahontas is nothing like the historical story. Hercules isn’t like the myth. That’s not a very fair argument.

          • Ruth Lynn

            What? What does this have to do with my argument?
            Whatever, I’ll entertain your argument nonetheless. Considering Pocahontas and Hercules actually had more in common with the historical story and myth (respectively) than Frozen did with The Snow Queen, I don’t see your point. There’s a difference between altering a story and reinventing a whole new story and calling it an “adaptation”. In the case of Pocahontas and Hercules, a lot of the historical and mythological “inaccuracies” were done to simplify the story for children, like Hera and Zeus’ parentage of Hercules (which is more child-friendly) and Pocahontas’ older age (which is more acceptable relationship-wise with John Smith/Rolfe).
            In Frozen’s case, I saw absolutely NO attempt to incorporate ANY elements of the original fairy tale, except to include a snow queen. It’s as if the creators just looked at the title and didn’t even read the original story.

          • CascadeWvera

            Fine. True, Frozen has little to nothing to do with the Snow Queen. There. But that shouldn’t be held against the film. Frozen (and all films) should be judged for what it is. Not for what it’s not.

            Referring to Pocahontas, saying that it has John Smith/Rolfe and that makes it more in common with history is like saying Frozen has at least a Snow Queen character. Only John Rolfe was in love with Pocahontas. John Smith never had a romance with her. But forgetting about those people, there are still several incorrect historical topics in Pocahontas.

          • CascadeWvera

            Just to add, I don’t think that anyone even referred to Frozen as an ‘adaption’. On most articles I see ‘loosely based on’. This means that Frozen has some elements that were inspired by the Snow Queen, but isn’t an exact representation of the story.

            For example, I believe that Elsa striking Anna in the heart was a reference to what the Snow Queen in the original story did to Kai to make him heartless and uncaring.

            Secondly, in the original story, a girl named Gerda leaves her home to save Kai despite Kai turning so cold. Similarily, Anna leaves her kingdom to help Elsa, despite Elsa shutting Anna out for several years.

            A film that doesn’t resemble the original tale doesn’t make it bad. Frozen does take more subtle references than most people would believe.

          • Ruth Lynn

            Yes, I would say that the movie is VERY loosely based on the story. People do refer to it as an adaptation though. Just type in “The Snow Queen adaptation” into the Google search bar and you’ll find Frozen.

            Except Elsa didn’t turn Anna heartless and uncaring. In fact, Elsa striking her in the heart was a complete accident because Elsa wasn’t even the villain. If that was a reference to the original story, then I’d tell the creators of Frozen to try harder. The characters are completely different. The ending is completely different. Are Elsa and Anna supposed to be like Kai and Gerda, with Kai as the good, benevolent Snow Queen? Hans and the duke as villains was a joke.

            I never said that Frozen was bad solely because it didn’t resemble the original tale (although I’m glad we’ve finally agreed it doesn’t resemble the story). There are lots of reasons that Frozen is just awful, in my opinion. Anyways, you can call them “subtle references” if you’d like, but that’s not what I would call them.

          • CascadeWvera

            Elsa was a combination of the Snow Queen and Kai.

          • Ruth Lynn

            Did I not already admit that there were several historical inaccuracies in Pocahontas? (I won’t bother correcting you on your use of words as that will probably anger you further and I feel like ending this conversation ASAP.) However, as I already stated before, Pocahontas has more in common with the historical person than Frozen has in common with The Snow Queen.
            1) Pocahontas, John Smith, and Chief Powhatan were all real people. Pocahontas was the daughter of Powhatan.
            2) John Smith really did write an account about Pocahontas saving his life from the hands of her father. (Now, whether this is true is debatable.)
            3) The Jamestown Settlement was really “the first successful English settlement on the mainland of North America”.

            Your turn. Name 3 things that Frozen had in common with The Snow Queen. (Good luck. The names aren’t even similar.)

          • CascadeWvera

            I already named two examples that were based on the original tale.

          • CascadeWvera

            I could say that about Tangled too, you know. The only characters that share the same name as the corresponding characters in the actual story are Rapunzel and Mother Gothel.

            There actually are two characters names Kai and Gerda in Frozen. I will admit that they are actually castle staff, and don’t play a large part in the film at all.

          • Ruth Lynn

            HELLO, mother’s pregnancy cravings, Gothel taking Rapunzel as repayment, healing tear, etc. I guess all of that just went right over your head. Try READING the original story before saying things like that. Tangled made far more of an effort trying to keep the original story intact.

          • CascadeWvera

            Well you already said that this isn’t the reason you disliked Frozen, so WHY did you being it up?

        • CascadeWvera

          I’m just not getting your big beef against the film.

          • Guest

            Maybe because I felt like Frozen, along with Brave, ruined the Disney Princess movies. Think about something that’s really special to you and imagine someone else completely destroying it. Wouldn’t you be upset?
            I’m just not getting your big beef with my big beef against the film. You seem like someone who can’t handle other people disliking a movie that you like.

          • Ruth Lynn

            ^forgot to sign in.

          • CascadeWvera

            Ruined the Disney Princess films? So what, only TWO films somehow cause all of the ones before to be bad. If the films where actually people, I would get it. However, Brave and Frozen don’t even touch the other Disney Princess films. What does every other Disney Princess film have to do with Brave and Frozen? They’re just two you didn’t like. I’m not that fond of Pocahontas, but that film didn’t stop me from watching the later Disney Princess films that came after nor did they ruin any films before.

            I don’t have a big beef against you not liking Frozen. I have a big beef against you feeling like your arguments are shallow and ridiculous.

          • Ruth Lynn

            Uhm, that’s not at all what I meant. Honestly, I feel like I’m talking to a two-year-old. Do you have ANY reading comprehension abilities whatsoever? Do you understand PERSONIFICATION? Disney Princess movies are lumped together. I’ve never hated a Disney Princess movie but I guess there’s a first time for everything AKA Brave and Frozen ruined the Disney Princess line for me. I can’t put it in any simpler terms, so if you can’t understand that, then I don’t know what to say.

            “I have a big beef against you feeling like your arguments are shallow and ridiculous.”? You have a big beef against me feeling like my arguments are shallow and ridiculous? You pretty much just said that you don’t like the fact that I find my own arguments shallow and ridiculous. Don’t worry; I don’t find my own arguments shallow and ridiculous. If what you MEANT to say was that YOU find my arguments shallow and ridiculous, that’s okay, because I think yours are shallow, ridiculous, AND grammatically incoherent (as shown above when you couldn’t even word your distaste for my arguments).

          • CascadeWvera

            Really? Well I’m not really in the mood to be criticized for my grammar at this time. Nice talking to you.

          • Ruth Lynn

            As *interesting* as this conversation is, I have better things to do with my time. Have a great time spending the rest of your life trying to convince Frozen haters to like Frozen.

          • CascadeWvera

            I was never trying to convince you to like Frozen. If you don’t whatever. What I was trying to reason with you was that I feel like your opinions for the film are very invalid and slightly rude. That’s all.

          • Ruth Lynn

            LOL my opinions are “invalid” and “rude”. Why? Because they disagree with yours? I’m done here. Hypocrite.

          • CascadeWvera

            I never said that I’m mad at you for disagreeing with my opinion. You have yours. I have mine.

          • CascadeWvera

            So, I’m the two year old?! I’m not the one who is going on about how I didn’t like this one film and it ruined all the previous films for me. I don’t call it ‘personification’. Honestly, if my grammar is bad, I think yours needs a little assistance, too. Use personification better.

          • Ruth Lynn

            Please do point out my grammatical errors then. Personification has nothing to do with grammar, so even if I used personification incorrectly (which I didn’t), it still wouldn’t make my grammar incorrect.

            I don’t think you talking back to everyone who disliked the film is any better than what I’m doing. In fact, I recall you telling me to “get a life”. Frozen has been out for ~8 months now. Get over it. I’m only here because you keep sending me notifications. I saw your recent comments on another article which said that Tangled was better than Frozen. You have almost 100 comments talking about how Frozen is just as good as Tangled. Seriously, whose opinion are you trying to change and why do you care SO MUCH about what other people think about Frozen?

          • CascadeWvera

            Wait what? I couldn’t really care less what people say about Frozen. I’m not trying to change theirs or even your opinion about the film. However, I would like to add my two cents in my opinion of Frozen. My there’s no guarantee that their opinion will change. But like you, I’m just expressing my thoughts about the film. Why do you care so much about Frozen if you hate it? Hmm? I would not like to kill my time talking about something I don’t like. But it’s your life, so you can spend it the way you want.

          • Ruth Lynn

            “I would not like to kill my time talking about something I don’t like.”
            ^Really? You seem to like talking about my opinion a lot, even though you don’t like it.
            If I don’t express how much I hate this movie, then people will just keep thinking that EVERYONE loves Frozen. The fact is that there are Frozen haters out there and I’m proud to be one of them.

          • CascadeWvera

            I wouldn’t be so proud, but again, be happy for all I care. I know some people don’t like Frozen. That’s fine. What’s not fine is making accounts clearly to make a bad review or comment of the film.

            How do you know I’n talking about something I don’t like? I like Tangled AND Frozen.

          • CascadeWvera

            For instance, on your IMDb, Disqus, Fanpop, and Rotten Tomatoes accounts, I saw barely ANY activity other than rating Frozen as a bad film or one of the worst Disney ones. Making several accounts and NEVER using them for anything else other than to downgrade ONE film ridiculous, in my opinion.

            (Okay, on your IMDb account you rated Tangled as “the best since Beauty and the Beast” or something like that, but seriously?)

          • CascadeWvera

            Easy, they all had “ruth” in them.

          • Ruth Lynn

            Duh…? I don’t care if people know that it’s me. I’m not going to be like you, creating new accounts just so people won’t recognize me. I have my opinion and I am not afraid to let people know it.

          • CascadeWvera1

            Yes, and that’s fine (something I can agree on).

          • Ruth Lynn

            Hahaha nice to know that I have a stalker. Actually, I created an IMDB account just to rate Frozen. Since then, I’ve been doing quite a lot on that account. Also, my RT account was just signing in using my Facebook. It’s not that hard to sign into something through Facebook.

            I personally don’t care if you think it’s ridiculous. I think it’s ridiculous that you made two separate accounts on this thing just to upvote your own comments. (CascadeWvera comments and CascadeWvera1 likes the comments.) I also think it’s ridiculous that you take the time to actually look through my activity on various websites. I don’t know whether to be creeped out or to be somewhat proud of myself for gaining a loyal follower.

          • CascadeWvera1

            I’m not a stalker. I just run into your accounts and have gotten a little irritated because of your reasons for not liking Frozen and harsh judgement of those who do. Anyway, I actually have one account for Disqus (CascadeWvera1). The other is just my username (for the most part) when I use the guest login.

          • Ruth Lynn

            I don’t talk to Angelpi anymore and since you use different usernames, I’m not sure what to tell her. “Hi Angelpi, CascadeWvera1 says hi”? She probably wouldn’t even know who I was talking about since your IMDB username is different, unless you ARE Angelpi (which I highly doubt since Angelpi and I seemed to have similar opinions regarding Tangled and Frozen).
            Yes, as for your Disqus username, I could’ve guessed that the girl talking about hyperboles was you.

          • CascadeWvera1

            Yes, I know. It was kind of intentional.

          • Ruth Lynn

            I said hi to Angelpi for you. She doesn’t know who you are. Sorry.

          • CascadeWvera

            Yeah, I noticed.

          • CascadeWvera

            Pity Anna, Elsa, and Merida wouldn’t make the top ten EVER.

          • Ruth Lynn

            Don’t worry. It’s not much of a pity. BRB. I’m busy celebrating the fact that Frozen’s IMDB rating finally (but inevitably) dropped.

          • CascadeWvera

            Yeah. I took note of that. Honestly, I don’t rely on IMDb that much anymore. Some of those “reviews” were so hollow, in my opinion. For instance, one said “Worst movie I took my 5 year old to” (I believe). How many movies could you have taken your five-year-old to? I mean, seriously? There are much worse children’s movies out there. How could this possibly be the worst?

            Also, many of the reviews are very short and don’t go into much detail as to why they did not like the film. What I’m getting is that many of the reviews might be just negative to bring the rating down. Personally, I think that when something becomes a cultural phenomenon, people get tired of it. Disney’s milking Frozen’s success so much, that now there’s even a pre-parade in parks so more people can meet Anna and Elsa. Frozen’s still going on for about seven months after it’s release, and I’m even reading comments on YouTube of people getting annoyed of Frozen. So, a large backslash from audiences isn’t that surprising to me.

            Besides, I remember The Lion King having a rating of about 7, a few years back and now the rating is up to 8.1. Never know.

          • CascadeWvera

            Ratings mean almost nothing. Like it or not, Frozen is still huge.

          • CascadeWvera

            As a side note, what do you mean “[Tangled] is Disney’s only hope?!” Frozen was hugely successful and they’re milking away it’s success for parades, ice shows, and even Broadway (possibly). What’s your point?

          • Anonymous

            Why do you want the ratings to drop? They don’t mean much. It doesn’t mean people are starting to realize it’s bad. I think a lot of those comments are just made because it’s popular. I’m not saying people can’t dislike Frozen, but seriously, did you READ any of those reviews on whatever website? They’re awfully fishy, I do judge the credibility of some of those “critics” and “reviewers.” Many can’t get the facts right.

          • CascadeWvera

            I would be fine with your opinion if it didn’t feel ridiculous to me. It’s not so much that you didn’t like the movie. It’s so much that you don’t really have very fair reasons to me. Things like “I hope Frozen’s ratings drop!” or “Froverrated has become a cult!” or “Frozen mocks the Disney tradition” are ones that come to mind.

          • CascadeWvera1

            Okay, I was really hot-under fire when I told you to “get a life”. I was in just a bad mood. Sorry.

          • CascadeWvera

            My arguments are really flawed?

          • Ruth Lynn

            Glad we agree.

    • Anonymous

      You mean Brave and Frozen? What was wrong with them?

    • Anonymous

      Uh…it was critically acclaimed. Just because you didn’t like it, doesn’t make it bad. Disney doesn’t need to get their act together. Was critically acclaimed and made over a billion dollars. I’d say it was a success.

  • Joesatmoes

    I agree with Frozen, Elysium and Catching Fire.

    The Hunger Games movies are both very overrated as hell imo-and this is coming from someone who enjoyed the books (I wasn’t the biggest fan, but I liked them). I feel like this series is just as good as the Percy Jackson movies- maybe even worse because of shaky cam action scenes that don’t have as cool…action (at least in the PJ world people have powers and wield weapons, and the camera actually shows when someone dies).

    Frozen, however, is the one that really breaks my heart. I really thought this would be like Tangled but more darker and more emotional. The reviews- from critics and from friends- were just incredible.And what I had hoped to be my new favorite Disney princess movie, the one to rinse off the dissappointing taste of Brave…left me with a movie that was almost as bad (though there were some good points).

    And Elysium, I felt, was just a very generic sci-fi dystopia movie.

    I thought that Ironman 3, Pacific Rim, and This is the End were fun entertaining movies, but I guess they don’t really deserve THAT high scores. But I found them as really fun action (for the first 2) and comedy (for the latter) movies.

    • CascadeWvera1

      Boo-hoo.

    • Ruth Lynn

      Wow. I completely agree with what you said about Frozen. It broke my heart as well. :( I love Disney movies and was really hoping to enjoy it, but like Brave, it was a major disappointment.

      • CascadeWvera

        But Brave technically isn’t a Disney film. Yes, Merida is a Disney Princess, but the film itself isn’t a Walt Disney Animation Studios production. It belongs with the Pixar films, so you really can’t blame Disney for it. Also, Pixar’s kind of in a slump at the moment…

        • Ruth Lynn

          I know Brave was Pixar, but since Pixar is owned by Disney, it’s still a Disney movie to me.

          • CascadeWvera

            Okay, yeah, but since Brave isn’t actually part of the Walt Disney Animation a Studios canon, it’s a little unfair to say something like “Brave (and Frozen) are the worst Disney classics”. But anyway, keep in mind that Brave came after the mess that was Cars 2.

          • Ruth Lynn

            Correct me if I’m wrong, but I don’t think I ever called them the worst Disney classics. I called them the worst Disney movies.

            “But anyway, keep in mind that Brave came after the mess that was Cars 2.”
            ^What? Why does that matter?

          • CascadeWvera1

            Okay, fine. You called them the worst Disney movies (which I don’t understand because you must not have seen Home on the Range or Chicken Little). What difference does that make? It doesn’t make much of a difference in my opinion.

            Regarding Pixar, their situation reminds me of Walt Disney Animation Studios’. They had created the big hit that sold tons of money and was critically received (Toy Story 3 and The Lion King). Then right after, they created a film that was deemed as a “downfall” (Cars 2 and Pocahontas). Pixar is now struggling to get back on their feet as Walt Disney Animation Studios tried for years.

          • Ruth Lynn

            It makes a difference because I don’t consider them “Disney classics”. That’s an honorable title I hold for movies that I believe are worthy.

            Didn’t watch Cars 2, but then again, I don’t really have much hope for Pixar/Disney sequels (with the exception of the TS trilogy).

          • CascadeWvera1

            Okay. Understood.

      • AegysLTS

        I have to agree with Brave, quite a disappointment, but still the animation is fantastic.

        • CascadeWvera1

          Yes. I think that Brave’s problem was the trailers had words like “change your fate” when it’s a story literally about a cranky teenage girl who wanted to change her MOM. But the animation and voice acting are superb.

          • AegysLTS

            Yup. For all the brilliant graphic and cultural artistry put in, what brought Brave down was that the story didn’t resonate, that is where Frozen did right, a story that hit home to everyone’s (mostly) heart. Still I believe Brave deserves the credit of being another masterpiece, instead of just taking a dump on them like what so many bewildering Frozen haters are doing…:(

    • Anonymous

      Be wary of the popularity.

    • Anonymous

      Frozen was plenty emotional (to me) and not one Anerican trailer implied that Frozen would be “darker.” Okay, maybe the “Elsa Trailer,” but most of the trailers before were comedic and light showcasing Olaf the Snowman (who everyone dreaded).

  • Guest

    Shut up.

  • Liress

    I honestly adored Frozen and really liked Catching Fire, but whatever. I couldn’t care less. I think that the missing one on this list was Gravity. While I did like the film, I don’t think that the dialogue was left desired. But just my two cents.

  • Anonymous

    A lot of your questions on Frozen are very invalid.

    I don’t really see the need for explaination of Elsa’s powers. The origins are more like a “cheery-on-top” than something necessary for the actual context of the film.

    Rapunzel’s hair had to be explained because its origins actually had context with Tangled’s story. It explained why Mother Gothel captured her and what happens when Rapunzel’s hair would be cut (which ties into the climax). The magic is still a little wonky in a sense because in the climax of Tangled, somehow, now Rapunzel’s tears can also heal. There is also the case where Rapunzel heals Flynn Rider’s hand, but unlike Mother Gothel, he doesn’t become younger.

    But anyway, the origins of Elsa’s powers have little to nothing in context of Frozen. Yes, she has ice powers, but that’s all that’s really needed for Frozen. Unless we were to remove Elsa’s powers, it would not be very necessary. We know that she’s stuck with them for life. What difference would it make if they were explained anyway? Oh that’s right. We’d be going way off topic from what the actual story is the origins would be useless.