J-DHS Wants to Build a Snowman

By Joe Kiesa and Angela Bussone

Staff Writers

“Frozen” is not only a hit at Jamesville-DeWitt High School, but it is also a hit all around the world. According to Forbes, it is Disney’s third highest grossing animated film ever outside of the Pixar movies and it has made over $1 billion at the box office.“It is the best Disney movie ever because it had a different storyline from all the other Disney movies,” says freshman Livvy Behan. She is referring to the plot line being about two sisters, not a love story such as “Cinderella,” or “Snow White,” or “Beauty and The Beast.”

So what made this movie so popular?  Freshman Nikki O’Hara thought the characters were “hilarious and so cute.” The majority of people who have seen it agree that a very vital part of the enjoyment of the movie was the songs. “The songs are incredibly catchy,” says freshman Alex Catanzarite. “Let It Go” is one of the most popular songs from the movie, so popular that it won the Best Original Song at the 86th Academy Awards. “My favorite part of the movie was when they sang ‘Let It Go’,” said freshman Cassie Durkin.

Wasn’t “Frozen” meant to be a movie for little kids? Well that’s not the case here at J-DHS. A majority of people that have seen “Frozen” are freshman girls but even some seniors like Kevin Alkins and John Maroney saw it and enjoyed watching it. Maroney thought it was so good he decided to see it again. And again. “It appealed to people of an assortment of ages,” said Alkins. Junior Paddy Hagan saw it, too. “The movie was great and the animation was top notch,” he said. “It almost made me cry,” says freshman Matt Cappelletti. With all the ranting and raving by people everywhere, of course there are still some people that dislike the movie.

“I don't think it should have been so successful,” says freshman Alyson Shapiro. Shapiro is one of the few people who dislike the movie “Frozen”. “It wasn’t funny at all, even for little kids who the movie is meant to be watched by,” says Shapiro. She doesn’t understand the popularity of the movie; “I did not enjoy it very much.” Freshmen Marissia Potamianos and Harshal Nanavati both agree that the movie was overrated. “I just don't see what was so good about it,” says Nanavati.