Movie Review – Frozen

 

frozen As an adult, sometimes you just have to take one of the numbers off your age and pretend in your heart that you are that age and enjoy yourself! I love going to see a good Disney animated movie – they always make me feel good! A friend and I did just that this past week – we went to a matinee showing of Frozen and thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it – the story, the vibrant colors, the characters, the songs…..it was an incredible afternoon!

 So – the story line: Elsa and Anna are daughters of the King and Queen of Arendelle. Elsa has a unique power that can be rather dangerous, so when she accidentally hurts her sister, Anna, her parents advise her to “conceal, don’t feel” so no one sees what she can do. Their parents die and the girls are left to live in solitude in the big castle with the gates closed until Elsa comes of age and she is faced with having to open the gates for the first time on her coronation day as she becomes Queen of Arendelle. Of course, as stories like this tend to go, it goes very wrong and Elsa flees the village into the treacherous mountains where she finds happiness in finally being herself! But, she leaves behind a tragic situation for the people of Arendelle. Anna, a mountain man named Kristoff, his trusty reindeer Sven, and a hilariously adorable snowman named Olaf head out on a wild adventure to find her.

But, this isn’t just a fun movie – it really has some amazing messages for its viewers. First, we discover that keeping who you really are bottled up inside can be harmful to yourself and those around you – when it is finally released, it can be disastrous! Second, we discover that true love isn’t always what or where you think it is! And, third, we discover that if you truly care about someone or something, you will move heaven and earth to save them / it – nothing can stop you!

I really loved this movie — no other animated film has touched me as much as this one has since I saw UP several years ago (click here to see my review). The colors and scenes were so vivid – the animation was amazing – the songs were beautifully written and performed! It was just a joy to watch! And…..YES…..I cried – a little out of sadness and then the happy ending really got me!!! I was surprised, though, that there weren’t more big names doing the voices – it is a trend, lately, for animated films to have some highly recognizable voices behind the characters! But, this one, the only name I recognized in the credits was Kristen Bell as Anna. I easily rate this a solid A+ and highly recommend it to young and old alike!

There were several pretty good quotes:

  • “Do you want to build a snowman?”
  • “That’s no blizzard, that’s my sister.”
  • “Some people are worth melting for.”
  • “Hi, everyone, I’m Olaf and I like warm hugs.”

But, my very favorite quote – the one that as soon as it was said, I repeated it several times in my head so I could remember it (but, unfortunately, didn’t remember it, so I had to look it up – HA!) is this one:

  • “Don’t know if I’m elated or I’m gassy. But, I’m somewhere in that zone.”

LOVE IT!!! And, plan to use it!!! 🙂

Here are videos of the official trailer, my favorite teaser clip, and the main song……enjoy:

 

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