Wednesday, December 25, 2013
Merry Christmas with Frozen
Frozen Movie Review
IMDB Summary: Fearless optimist Anna teams up with Kristoff in an epic journey, encountering Everest-like conditions, and a hilarious snowman named Olaf in a race to find Anna's sister Elsa, whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom in eternal winter.
Review: Merry Christmas to everyone who celebrates and Happy Wednesday to those that do not. I saw Frozen with a couple friends of mine recently and we all just adored it. I wasn't entirely sure what the premise of the film was about, but I figured it would be cute. What I didn't realize is that it would become a new Disney favorite of mine. Both my friends and I have already said we need to buy the DVD when it's released.
One thing that I love about this movie is that many of the character's voices are Broadway stars, so they can sing as well! Elsa is Idina Menzel (RENT, Wicked), Olaf is Josh Gad (The Book of Mormon), and Kristoff is Jonathan Groff (Spring Awakening). As for Anna, she is voiced by the lovely Kristen Bell. The music in this movie is just beautiful. I immediately became obsessed with Elsa's song "Let It Go." This is one movie where I could really use the soundtrack.
Something different about Frozen from other princess stories is that the love story isn't the main focus. Instead, the relationship between the two sisters - Anna and Elsa- takes much of the attention. Yes, there are romantic relationships, but loving someone comes in many forms and Frozen really focuses on that. It just shows that Disney is growing up with their movies and I think it's great!
As for Olaf the Snowman, he's a lovely addition to the film. He's an optimistic fellow, full of cheer and good humor. I love that he's a bit clueless, yet always a good friend. A wonderful animated companion!
I know many families will probably be going to see this movie today, and I hope they enjoy the spirit of it! It's a wonderful family film; perfect for all ages.