In two days time, a debate kicks off the likes of which you will ne'er see again. But first, some background on the events leading up to this epic duel.
I have a daughter, which means that I have seen both Tangled and Frozen approximately 1,382,412 times. Some of you may recall a post I made nearly a year ago citing why Tangled is the superior film. Others found my argument so compelling that none dared challenge it for fear of the royal smack down laid upon them via a frying pan to the head.
Gene Gosewehr is a talented friend of mine who writes film reviews for Let There Be Movies. Being that Gene has daughters, we share a common fatherhood goal - to maintain our man pride whilst watching Disney princess movies. A noble crusade that generally requires us to appear happy throughout the films, (lest our daughters berate us), and, at times, join them in belting such ballads as 'Let It Go' and 'When Will My Life Begin'.
All that was fine and well until Gene crossed the line - "Tangled stinks, Aaron."
I dunno about you, but them's fighting words to me.
After a lengthy discussion, I determined that my good buddy had unfortunately been misled and brainwashed by the Disney hype machine. Indeed, the Frozen sisters hold him in such an icy sway that he challenged me to the ancient laws of combat!
Naturally, I readily accepted.
Unfortunately, our wives refused to let Gene and I duke it out in the streets...
Thus, we two fathers have decided to settle the Tangled vs. Frozen debate for good and all on our blogs for your reading pleasure.
Our week long duel (yep, a full week!) kicks off this Sunday with opening arguments. Then, each subsequent day, we'll argue over such topics as Love Story, Villains, Music, Sidekicks, and Life Lessons, all leading up to a grand finale next Saturday, March 21st where you readers will determine which of us made the better case for our favored film.
Understand this, folks: There will be no holds barred. No white flags waved. And if you're a Frozen fan, you should expect two things: (1) Conversion to the glory and awesomeness that is Tangled by week's end, and (2) Gene to cry...a lot.
'Yeah, but why a week long debate?' I hear you asking.
Because this is no joke.
Not some little fisticuffs scrap to sway you.
This is war.
In fact, I imagine it playing out something like this.
Did I mention that Gene is also a preacher, while Daniel Day-Lewis and I share the distinction of being the only 3-time Oscar-winning Lead Actors?
(Spoiler alert: If you’ve seen Gangs of New York, you’ll know who the victor of Gene and I’s war will be).
Stick with us this next week, folks. It’s gonna be epic.
Author. Actor. Rascal.