Once Upon a Time: Frozen
This started as a Facebook status I posted Yesterday, but after spending a long time thinking about it, I decided there was more to it and I had a lot more to say, so here we go.
Before I start, if it’s not pretty obvious, this post is plagued with spoilers of the 4th season of Once Upon a Time. I’m doing my part right now in letting you know before you start reading.
A couple of days ago, Netflix finally released the 4th season of Once Upon a Time. I am not really sure if I’ve said it before, but given that I am a big Disney fan, the moment I started watching OUaT, I became an absolute Oncer. If I have to be honest, the first thing that prompted me into watching Once Upon a time, was seeing everywhere videos of the last scene of season 3, with Elsa coming into Storybrook, so I actually started watching in order to finally fin out what happens in that particular season,
The thing is, after a while watching and getting involved with the story, I ended up falling in love with the characters and the story; how non-traditional it was and how it deviated from the better known version of the characters, and the story became richer and more intricate with every little detail added.
What I am disliking the most about the Frozen season of Once Upon a Time (and there are a couple of things), is that they are trying to capitalize on every single detail from the Frozen movie. Every single one. From Sven, to cheesy dialogue, to the costumes cartoonishingly accurate and a lot more.
One of the main characteristics of Once Upon a Time was that it gave each character an alternate storyline (Snow White, Peter Pan to name two), and even key defining elements were represented differently (as with Ruby’s hood and Ariel’s voice). With Frozen, even though they tried to give Elsa and Anna a slightly different story line, it’s pretty much carbon copy from the Disney story, with even plenty of hints referring to the events of the movie, as if they were saying “We’re referring to the story you already know, do you remember it? Nothing changed there!!”
Don’t get me wrong, I am yet to finish watching the season, and I’m liking it in general terms. I think the idea behind the Queen of Snow was brilliant, but I felt some things a little forced to fit with Frozen’s already existing story line.
I’ll let you guys know what I think at the end.