Disney Frozen is a great movie just in time for the holidays where a winter wonderland of adventure, love, and heartbreak awaits. I was excited to see a preview of the movie before it was released in theaters on Wednesday, November 27th.
When attending movies, I typically do not read about them in advance so I can enjoy the full story line. My only knowledge of Disney’s Frozen was the previews I saw of Olaf, the snowman, and Sven, the moose in a wonderful clip. Seeing the movie was clearly a surprise to discover this scene was not actually in the movie: however, we now have a new princess and a new Disney queen to celebrate.
Elsa was born with the power to create ice and snow, but only her family knew her secret. As in life, a fun event filled with giggles from little girls turns tragic and changes Elsa forever. She turns away from those she loves in order to protect them and even flees her castle in Arendelle.
Anna is the much loved younger sister who looks up to Elsa and is played beautifully by Kristen Bell whose voice magically brought the innocence of Anna to life.
[quote]Walt Disney Animation Studios, the studio behind “Tangled” and “Wreck-It Ralph,” presents “Frozen,” a stunning big-screen comedy adventure. Fearless optimist Anna (voice of Kristen Bell) sets off on an epic journey—teaming up with rugged mountain man Kristoff (voice of Jonathan Groff) and his loyal reindeer Sven—to find her sister Elsa (voice of Idina Menzel), whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom of Arendelle in eternal winter. Encountering Everest-like conditions, mystical trolls and a hilarious snowman named Olaf (voice of Josh Gad), Anna and Kristoff battle the elements in a race to save the kingdom.[/quote]
The music in Frozen is beautiful and is reminiscent of the style from Beauty and the Beast.
“Let It Go” performed by Idina Menzel is a powerful song and one that just resonates in my heart.
Where classic fairy tales such as Enchanted encourage marrying someone after only one day, Frozen takes a different stance in a hilarious scene that even my seven year old picked up on.
The predictable storyline becomes incredibly unpredictable and led to audible gasps from the audience in a clever twist you do not see coming.
What sets Frozen apart is the animation. Snowflakes and ice are difficult to photograph well, so I especially admire the artwork and amazing designs that completely transformed the scenery.
We saw the movie in 3D and the effects were amazing and worth every penny for both the movie but also for the short cartoon shown before hand called Get A Horse. When I take my entire family to see it again opening weekend we are definitely upgrading our tickets to 3D.
Know before you go: (SPOILER ALERT)
Frozen is rated PG but my opinion is it would be good for all audiences. With that said, there were a few things you might want to be prepared for in case your child is sensitive.
There are a few scenes that may be frightening to young children, just like in Brave. The parents go on a voyage in a boat and die during a huge storm. There are a few instances of “What the…?” The snow monster does give several huge scary roars and it is up close.
The short cartoon before the movie feels like watching the Muppets Vision 3D show at Disneyland and hopefully is included when the Frozen DVD is released.
Olaf is hands down the favorite character of the movie and hopefully he and Sven have a full length movie coming soon.
We simply cannot wait until Disney brings Arendelle to Disneyland so we can meet Anna and Elsa. Until then we will eagerly await for the DVD to join our Disney movie collection and play the characters on Disney Infinity.
Artwork copyright Walt Disney Animation Studios. Used with permission.
Thank you to Disney for providing media tickets so I could share this Disney Frozen movie review.