Said to be the “best Disney” film since The Lion King, the slim pickings at my theater of choice around Christmas made seeing Frozen even easier. Since finally I saw this, it’s time to share thoughts on this snowy animated movie.
Frozen (2013) Disney Film Review
Young princesses, Anna and Elsa are the best of friends. They are more than just sisters; their relationship is one without turmoil… until Elsa’s magical powers destroy that. Born with the ability to turn anything at her touch into ice, Elsa and Anna’s midnight winter playground frivolity goes wrong when Anna is hurt at Elsa’s hand and for the next many years, Elsa (voiced by Idina Menzel) confines to her room in the hope she will come to outgrow or control her powers.
Three years after the death of their parents, Elsa’s coronation day arrives and with it Elsa’s worry over being able to manage secreting her powers, and a fear that Anna (voiced by Kristen Bell) may learn the truth.
It’s hard to look back at Disney’s record and actually pull out films that are “bad.” Sure, like anything there are certain ones that are less than memorable yet through it all, they’ve maintain enchanting, adventurous and (mostly) family friendly entertainment. For this, the creative Disney minds were inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s The Ice Queen. I cannot recount all of the social media mentions that popped up on timelines for this movie. The result of all of this is that I walked out of the theater with a smile quite as big as Olaf’s.
In addition to being pure entertainment, this also frames a realistic portrait of sisters; the young closeness contrasts with growing apart as time passes. Something that’s an accurate portrayal of life with sisters, and to be honest, this film actually made me tear up once or twice. The progression of this script is brilliant and I had a great appreciation for the guessing game it engages us in. I wavered between the outcome of relationships though didn’t doubt everything would end tied up in a pretty package.
Elsa’s character is probably the most complex; she’s one of those characters we root for to choose good over bad. Anna is the pure counterpart to Elsa; she’s open, warm, adventurous, and truly desires a relationship with her sister. It’s this that makes Frozen so precious. As always, the supporting characters are just as good. Kristoff is a fun personality; and seriously, I’m not sure there’s a more adorable side-kick than Olaf the snowman. Things don’t get funny until that little guy shows up midway through the movie. I dare you not to fall in love with this little guy. Aside from spontaneous bursts into song (which are beautiful by the way, I love Elsa’s ‘Let it Go’), the movie is brilliant. The animation gorgeous (the clothes, settings and characters themselves), and I adore the few moments that set up Anna and Elsa’s childhood.
If you hold Tangled as one of your favorite Disney movies or you’re looking for something to see, take all of the little girls in your family to see this! It’s irresistible. ❤
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Content: PG is the rating for some mild “rude” comments and the “adventure” of the movie.