Frozen - A Movie Review
Frozen - By Disney
We had the pleasure of seeing Frozen in the movie theater recently. We all may have some preconceived ideas about what to expect from a Disney movie, and those ideas are probably varied and many. I really like them generally speaking, but this one really surprised me in a pleasant way. I am so glad we went to see it.
It takes place in Arendelle which is very cold in the winter. It has a lot of huge mountains and large amounts of snow, or Everest like conditions. There is a royal family that lives there and the King and Queen have two daughters. The older is named Elsa and the younger is Anna. The first part of the movie shows the basic conflict where the older daughter Elsa has what can be termed a kind of power or gift, or even a curse. This enables her to create snow and ice without hardly trying. The skill is affected greatly by her feelings, especially stress and fear.
It shows her and her younger sister happily playing one day and having great fun with this "talent". There seems to be no end to the fun they can have together. One day however, Anna is accidentally harmed by Elsa when the "powers" hit her in the head and knock her unconscious.
The parents quickly understand they need help to save their young daughter as the curse can hurt her greatly and part of the remedy is the basis for understanding the rest of the movie. To heal her, and to make sure it is safely done by those that can do it, she has to forget all the fun she ever had with her sister that had anything to do with the ice and snow. It is not a problem for them to make such a deal.
From there on out, the daughters grow apart, for Elsa fears she will hurt her sister again. They grow older quickly, never playing or hanging out together again. It breaks their hearts, but it is what must be done as the powers can too easily get out of hand.
The rest of the movie plays out, and there is a small love interest or two. The little snowman made that is a key character became a quick favorite of all of us! My older son asked me who I thought the voice was and I couldn't place it at first but he did within minutes. It is Josh Gad, and his voice literally couldn't be more perfect for the role! We love him in other things, but this was an amazing match for this movie. It is impossible not to love Olaf! He is so cute and absolutely hilarious!
There are some interesting conflicts that ensue, and some that you might not expect! We have come to expect some things from movies and shows, and one might think they know what is coming because of other Disney movies over time. This one shocked me truly. The idea of true love comes in, of course. That is nothing new, but the true love that saves in this case brought hot tears to my eyes, I was so surprised!
I would highly recommend seeing Frozen by Disney. It is a fun and interesting, "never a dull moment" kind of movie. Great job writers and producers of this movie. I truly loved it, and we all did. Even my two sons, the youngest of which is a teenager. We went to it over the holiday break when we had family in town, visiting from California. My brother, wife and five kids all met us there for a matinee showing, and we had a truly great time together. Such a good memory. If you are debating on whether or not to see it, I would recommend to definitely see it!
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