Saturday, August 23

Movie Review: Frozen (2013)

Length: 1 hr and 42 mins
Released: 2013
Genre: Fantasy, Musical, Animation, Adventure, Comedy, and Kids/Family
Rating: PG
Directed By: Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee

Where I Got It: Borrowed it from friend


"Frozen" is the coolest comedy-adventure ever to hit the big screen. When a prophecy traps a kingdom in eternal winter, Anna, a fearless optimist, teams up with extreme mountain man Kristoff and his sidekick reindeer Sven on an epic journey to find Anna's sister Elsa, the Snow Queen, and put an end to her icy spell. Encountering mystical trolls, a funny snowman named Olaf, Everest-like extremes and magic at every turn, Anna and Kristoff battle the elements in a race to save the kingdom from destruction.


Anna - Kristen Bell
Elsa - Idina Menzel
Kristoff - Jonathan Groff
Olaf - Josh Gad
Hans - Santino Fontana
Duke - Alan Tudyk
Pabbie/Grandpa - Ciaran Hinds
Oaken - Chris Williams
Kai - Stephen J. Anderson
Bulda - Maia Wilson
Bishop - Robert Pine
King - Maurice LaMarche

Been dying to see this movie since I first heard about it! I've neglected some of the new Disney movies like Brave and some others, but I really wanted to see this, because I had always enjoyed the story of the Snow Queen. I got my hands on it and made Boyfriend watch it with me. I simply love Disney movies and this did not disappoint!

Granted...just like all the other Disney movies, it is a complete remake of the original story. The original story of the Snow Queen is darker and she is a wee bit more evil. However, this is for children, so they lighten it up and she wasn't really a bad guy; just misunderstood. Plus, she didn't know she put a curse on the town. It was an accident when she ran off to the mountains. Poor Elsa. :/ She nearly killed her sister, because of her cursed powers. It's sad, because she can't control her powers and whenever she has the smallest bit of emotion her hands emit ice and snow. A great power, but it would really stink if one is not able to control it.

HOWEVER! It drove me nuts that she was not honest with her sister Anna. She completely shut her out in fear of hurting her, but in the end it made things worse. If she had JUST been honest and if their parents had been honest, nothing like this would have happened. GAH! But we would not have a story unfortunately. Sighs. 

I loved Anna...she is me in a nutshell. hahaha. I was a lonely child as well (I was a single child, not a sister of someone hiding in her room because of magical powers - which would be cool) and I'm dreamer like her. It is so funny because Kristoff is JUST like Boyfriend - a negative/cynical kid, who all he does is want to work. During Olaf's (the cute snowman) singing bit about summer and how he can't wait to enjoy it, Kristoff says, "I'm gonna tell him." Then Anna says, "Don't you dare!" About a minute before that little dialogue, Bofriend and I had the same conversation:

Boyfriend: I hope they tell him. I would.
Me: They better not! Let the poor snowman dream.

Hahahaha. Too uncanny.


I loved the music. Especially "Let It Go", which is everyone's favorite!! It's a good song with a good meaning. I hate when people say crap about the song. Granted, it is a little overplayed, but still...I don't care....I like it. The other songs were cute too especially Olaf's song. I wish he had another one. Maybe a duet with the reindeer. xD That would've been fun. The one song was ruined for me though, because of the ending. :/ I won't say, but the twist at the end ruined one of the songs, because someone was lying. *SPOILER ALERT*Anna and Hans have a love song with each other, but it turns out Hans is a baddie and only pretended to love Anna, because he wanted the throne. >____> I was pissed!!!! *SPOILER ENDED* Granted, the ending was okay, but it made me mad. :/ I kind of wished that Hans and Elsa got together, BUT the story is about Elsa finding herself and Anna getting the love of her life and her sister back. Sighs. I'm a hopeless romantic, I cannot help but be disappointed when someone doesn't get her "true love".

In the end, this was a really cute Disney movie. It's the best one in quite a while and I'm so glad they tackled the Snow Queen story. I liked the lightening of it and making it kid appropriate. It was a good variation of the original story. The songs where good and the voice acting was good. I wish the ending was a little different for many reasons, but alas, I cannot control it. I would recommend this for those that love Disney movies. In the end, I shall stamp this with 4 stars. 

Re-watch?: Yup. :D 
Favorite Character(s): Olaf, Anna, Kristoff, and Elsa
Not-so Favorite Character(s): Hans (>____>) and the Duke. 


Blodeuedd said...

I had Let it go stuck in my head for WEEKS

Carole Rae said...

Me too! But damn is it a good song!