We all know that going to the movies means sitting through what feels like 30 minutes of previews before the movie even starts. These can range from great to a little entertaining to laughably horrible to FOR THE LOVE OF ALL THAT IS HOLY WHY DID THEY SHOW THAT PREVIEW TO THIS AUDIENCE? DO THEY HATE US??
Many Disney movies now also include a short film beforehand. Generally, these are 5-10 minutes and are at least somewhat charming. Unfortunately, the new Frozen short film that is played before screenings of Coco has apparently missed the "somewhat charming" benchmark. By a lot.
And people are over it.
First thing you need to know is that this "short" is long. Really freaking long.
Oh, was your kid excited to watch Coco? Sorry, they are gonna be itching it get up, pee, and run screaming before the real movie even starts.
The running time of the Frozen short is 22 minutes. But honestly, it feels like 30. Time seems to stand still when you’re held hostage by Olaf.
People aren't happy about having to watch this short film.
Coco is getting great reviews. It’s essentially universally loved by all who see it. So being forced to watch something that is entirely NOT Coco first feels like punishment.
People are confused about why the short film is there at all.
Coco is such a great film on its own. Why did the powers that be decide that they had to tack on a mediocre Frozen short? Did they think Coco needed the boost?
Many people are left wondering if the Disney execs were worried that audiences wouldn't buy into a Mexican story.
But a great story is a great story. And a children’s movie full of music, colors, strong family connections, and more than a few pulled heart-strings is going to work. Even for predominately white audiences.
If they thought the short film would be a boost, they got it really, really wrong.
People don’t just have feelings about it. They have strong feelings. And they’re not mincing words. We’ve collected some of the funniest, most biting comments on the Frozen short.