Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Merry Christmas with Frozen


Frozen Movie Review

By Lauren

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.

14 comments:

bermudaonion said...

Merry Christmas!

Maja (The Nocturnal Library) said...

Disney IS growing up and I love it! I need to go see this with my kid and soon. I'm glad you enjoyed it so much.
Merry Christmas!

Krysten @ Why Girls Are Weird said...

I so want to see this, I've heard nothing but good things.

Erika Sorocco said...

Oh, I want to see this. Merry Christmas!!

xx

Brandi Kosiner said...

Oh I loved this one and my daughter asks all the time if we can watch it again

Eileen said...

I have seen SO many positive reviews for Frozen, on Twitter and in movie reviews, and Disney movies are often so cute but at the same time so well-developed. I love how there's a sibling relationship that takes priority over a normal romance, and even then the romances are different and varied. I definitely agree with you: Disney is growing up with how its handling its movies and I'm starting to love more and more of them. Also, that's so great that the voices are of Broadway performers, because they can act AND sing and that's so fantastic. Fantastic review! <33

Keertana said...

I agree completely! I was pleasantly surprised that the romance was a side story and that the bond between these two sisters was so strong. Plus, it's so rare to see the love interest NOT be the first person a princess falls in love with. It's an annoying Disney theme that the first person you meet and like is automatically THE ONE, so that was definitely a refreshing aspect of the story line. Wonderful review! :)

prophecygirl said...

Great review! I loved this film and bought the soundtrack immediately :)

Hope you had a nice Christmas!

- Jenny

Emily @ Forever Literary said...

Your review captured my thoughts exactly! The people in charge of casting could not have done a better job—each character's voice fit his or her personality exactly, and all the singing was fantastic. Like you, I loved the focus on sisterly love and the resulting twist at the end. Disney is producing some great movies nowadays, and I'm glad to hear this became a new favorite for you.

Candace said...

I want to see this so bad! I thought about bringing my kids but I'm just not sure they can sit through it and I don't want to miss half of it going to bring them to the bathroom or to get popcorn and whatever. I'll definitely get it when it comes out on DVD though!

Andrea @The Bookish Babes said...

I took my kids to see Frozen, and we loved it! I hadn't even seen previews, but it exceeded my expectations. I loved that the love story was about family, too. And yes, what a great soundtrack. I bought "Let it Go" and "Do You Want to Build a Snowman" for my daughter, and we sing them constantly. Great review!

GABY said...

I really liked it!! And the song, Let It Go, is great :)

Sherlyn said...

Love this review of Frozen! I went to watch it with my family and teared up less than 15 minutes into it. I do agree that it's awesome how Disney didn't place so much focus on the romantic relationship this time! The soundtrack is amazing too; I can't stop listening to it (:

Sherlyn @ Mermaid with a Book

juliagoolia1920 said...

Cutest movie I've seen in a long time!