Frozen: Movie Review

We’ve been seeing trailers for Frozen for what seems like an eternity and finally, the movie’s here! Now, in it’s second week in theaters, the new animated film from Disney is holding strong in the box office – and for good reason! I was really looking forward to seeing Frozen but never expected that I’d love it as much as I do! I first saw the film the day before it opened and upon walking out already wished it was on DVD so I could pick it up on the way home and watch it again.

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Starring Kristen Bell as Anna and Idina Menzel as Elsa, the sisters of Frozen, the film tells the tale of two sisters – the second of whom was born with the ability to create snow and ice. Because of this, Elsa worries that she might cause her younger sister Anna harm and tries her hardest to suppress her magical powers. But because she has trouble controlling her powers, Elsa sets their hometown of Arendelle into an eternal winter (hence the name “Frozen”) and runs away.

To save the kingdom, Princess Anna sets off into the cold tundra to find her sister and encounters a rugged mountain man, Kristoff, and his pet reindeer, Sven, who join her in her quest. Along their journey, the team of three run into my favorite character in the movie, hilarious and lovable Olaf, the snowman.

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In true Disney fashion, Frozen features a number of catchy original songs that you’ll have stuck in your head for days, maybe even weeks. Take a peek at one scene featuring Elsa (Idina Menzel) singing “Let It Go,” one of the most popular songs from the film. I’m thinking this one’s going to win her/the movie an award.

I won’t give anything away but I will say that this film was much different than portrayed in the trailers as far as the good/evil sister storyline is concerned. There’s much more to it! As usual, Disney did a brilliant job with the film and as previously mentioned, I’m planning to see it again.. and again. I’d probably rank this one in my top 5 favorite Disney movies.

Have you seen Disney’s newest film yet? What did you think?

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  • Good review Rachel. Most kids movies like to just appeal to the little ones and nobody else, but this movie does the job in hitting marks with both the younger, and older demographic that may get roped into seeing this.

  • ohhh… I want to see this! We may have to go one night this week… Great review