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Frozen (2013) Review

Anna and Elsa were inseparable as children until Elsa (who has magical powers) ends up hurting her sister. Anna has no idea about the incident s therefore does not understand why Elsa pushed her away. On the day of her coronation to the throne Elsa cannot contain her powers and sets the kingdom in eternal winter.

I have just been to see this film at the cinema (in 2D) and I am pleased to say that Disney have not lost their magic and really come up with something special in this film. It has a bit of everything, catchy songs and lovely story at the heart of it all with lots of good characters to meet along the way. Parts of the film just show that Disney have also moved with the times a little bit as well, the ending and certain parts about “true love” aren’t really what you would expect. I think this is a good thing as they are kind of laughing at themselves at times.

The songs were very much like songs that you will find in a musical, this probably added to why I found myself loving this film. Obviously its always great to hear Idina Menzel sing! But the songs really do have so much meaning to the story and life in general. Speaking to the audience and you get sucked into it all.

Anna’s companions are Christoph, his reindeer Sven and Olaf a snowman. As you see a pretty random combination but it does work so well. You cannot help but laugh with and at Olaf he really does add comedy value to the film and rearranging his body, but will anyone tell him what will happen if they do manage to get summer back?

While watching and getting into the film I had not seen a very obvious bad guy, but when he shows his true colours that is a really fantastic moment. I was actually quite shocked by the manner in which it was done. It was so un-Disney and I actually thought no way has he just said that! But it really did add something extra to the film, even if that part is more for the adults. Maybe it also shows that Disney aren’t giving girls false hope as they used too? If so . . . I like it . . . No . . . Love it!

So Disney opted for two Princesses, well to begin with as one does become Queen. That is something that has not happened very often, but we know how much they put into the Princesses new and old. So to have two more is very good, especially when the story is built around the love and friendship between the two sisters.

It does end up all about them and I think that is a much better thing than it ended up as the traditional love story even if we do have that element in as well. I think it’s a fantastic direction for Disney to head in. I think it will get people back on side with parts being more real life-like. If you have seen the film you should understand what I mean.

It has something for everyone, young or old it doesn’t matter, it will leave your heart feeling warm and put a smile on your face. It really is that good. Some of the lines are easily in for the adults and more visual slapstick like moments for the children. Hence the laughter at Olaf, I think he is going to be a very popular character for the children.

Having seen the film in an almost sold out screening with plenty of young children, you hear their reactions and I found that made it an even better experience. As let’s face it as a child you view things very differently to an adult and that is something brilliant about seeing an animated film at the cinema. I really do recommend this film, as it has that special Disney touch which has looked lost in recent films. I think the ice and snow fit very well with winter and the build up to Christmas as well, so what better time to go and see this film? Don’t be mistaken though it’s not a Christmas film.

Have you been Frozen?

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9 responses

  1. This movie has moved into my top 5 Disney movies. Olaf was hilarious and the sisters’ relationship that really drove the movie was extremely well done. And it wouldn’t be a Disney movie without some catchy tunes. I may or may not have gotten “Let it Go” stuck in my head…

    December 10, 2013 at 11:59 pm

    • Caz

      That certainly was a catchy tune! I think it really is going to be such a huge hit, as while it does have some of the normal Disney trademarks it has that new edge as well.

      December 11, 2013 at 7:37 am

  2. I saw this too and also loved it. Second best animated film of the year in my opinion. It reminded me a lot of Tangled from a couple years ago. And, despite not having a lot of color or talking animals, I also noticed the kids in the theater were having a blast. Great review. I also reviewed it on LTBM.

    December 11, 2013 at 1:30 am

    • Caz

      Yeah it reminded me of Tangled as well, think it was with the new Princesses looking very similar. I guess that’s just the new way for animated to make them look more real.

      December 11, 2013 at 7:38 am

  3. Good review Caz. There’s more substance to the message here, than there usually is most Disney flicks and I appreciated that a lot. I also appreciated how fun and light all of the songs were, despite them still not being implanted firmly in my brain just yet. With time though, I think they will.

    December 11, 2013 at 4:37 am

    • Caz

      Yeah it really does have something that bit different from other Disney films, just shows they are going to move with the times and head in a different direction.

      December 11, 2013 at 7:40 am

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  5. Great review, I had a great time watching it, really fun and a great return of form for Disney 😀

    January 17, 2014 at 2:51 pm

    • Caz

      It really is a great watch, I am looking forward to seeing it again 🙂

      January 17, 2014 at 6:48 pm

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