I realize that I am super behind on animated films; not for lack of trying but mostly lack of funds. I finally got to see Frozen for the first time and the tie in to Once Upon a Time clicked and the whole LET IT GOOOOOOO made so much more sense. I’m only like 3-4 years behind. Whatever.
Frozen was directed by Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee. Chris is known for directing several episodes of Family Dog (1993), Tarzan (1999), and Surf’s Up (2007). Frozen is Jennifer’s directing debut, but she is known for her written work for Wreck-It Ralph (2012), Frozen (2013), and Zootopia (2016). This film stars Idina Menzel (Elsa), Kristen Bell (Anna), Santino Fontana (Hans), Jonathan Groff (Kristoff), and Josh Gad (Olaf).
This movie is about two sisters, trying to protect each other and help each other out. When Elsa’s ice powers become hard for her to control, she retreats and leaves her sister Anna behind. Anna gets hurt in the process and has to find a way to let her sister know that she still loves her. Throw in first loves, Hans, and new friends, Kristoff, as well as several creatures for some comedy and you get a heartfelt family film with catchy songs (as true Disney fashion).
Growing up on Disney films, you would have thought I was first in line to see this one. Alas, that did not happen. Though I am late in watching this film, I’m glad I did. It was dramatic, funny, and the family elements were extremely beautiful. It had a betrayal (which, unfortunately, had been spoiled for me already) but it was very cunningly done. I thought, for all the hype, it was a good film. Two sisters that desperately need information on their family and help communicating is something relatable to most families. The songs are catchy and if you play it on repeat, I suppose you could get annoyed with it.
I give Frozen an 8/10 while Rotten Tomatoes gives it 7.7/10.
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