Though not particularly deep or thought provoking, Frozen is charming, magical icy fun and actually quite funny.

Frozen
Directed By: Chris Buck
Starring: Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Jonathan Groff, Josh Gad, Alan Tudyk

Frozen_PosterPremise: As children, Princess Elsa accidently injures her little sister Anna with her power icy powers. As a result, the king and queen sequester their daughters from the rest of the kingdom until and Elsa can control her powers. However, instead of teaching her to control them they teach her to suppress them out of fear forcing Elsa to isolate herself from her little sister. When Elsa must take the throne after the king and queen die in an accident, she accidently reveals her powers frightening the entire kingdom. She flees to the forest in order to protect those she loves, unknowingly setting the entire kingdom into an eternal winter. With the help of a mystery man, a reindeer, and magical snowman, Anna, sets off to find her sister and stop the winter from destroying everything in sight.

My Review: So last week, I was doing the dishes and when I finished I felt the need for a nice cup of ice water. So what do I do? Grab a handful of ice, naturally. Well, in case you didn’t know, wet hands and cold ice do not mix, and suffice it to say I was in a lot of pain. Where am I going with this? I. Know. Cold. Not the “Brr, it’s chilly outside” cold, but the painful, damaging your nerves kind of cold. Frozen captures this kind of cold perfectly both literally and metaphorically. Visually, the movie’s animation will leave you feeling icy yet charmed at the same time.

Though Frozen may not be on par with some of the greats (The Incredibles, Finding Nemo, Lion King), I would definitely call it a fantastic holiday movie. It has a nice blend of action, comedy, and heartfelt moments for those looking for a nice family film. Though it may be easy to get mixed up in all the other things going on, the bond between sisters is at the heart of the story and that’s definitely something worth watching.

Rating: 3 Stars

 

Random Thoughts

  • Kristen Bell voice makes a lovely, fearless, Anna. Though was it just me or were you waiting for an “XOXO, Gossip Girl?”
  • I swear the girls reminded me of Ariel, the little Mermaid, and the men (both of them) reminded me of Prince Eric. Even Sven the reindeer had Max’s big nose.
  • A couple of the songs were good and had a Wicked like feel to them (i/e “For The First Time In Forever). This fact is probably thanks to Idina Menzel, unfortunateyly after a while the songs kind of felt the same.
  • My favorite song was “Fixer Upper” there was something just so charming about it. Plus, Trolls!

 

 

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