Hello everybody! Today we have the highest grossing animated film to date, Frozen. This one should have been done already (I am looking at you Steve Pehm) but I finally was convinced to watch it. Damn little girls can be persuasive.
DIRECTOR: Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee
STARRING: Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Jonathan Groff, Josh Gad, Santino Fontana
GENRE: 3D computer-animated, musical, fantasy–comedy
COUNTRY: United States
Anna, a fearless optimist, sets off on an epic journey – teaming up with rugged mountain man Kristoff and his loyal reindeer Sven – to find her sister Elsa, whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom of Arendelle in eternal winter. Encountering Everest-like conditions, mystical trolls and a hilarious snowman named Olaf, Anna and Kristoff battle the elements in a race to save the kingdom. From the outside Anna’s sister, Elsa looks poised, regal and reserved, but in reality, she lives in fear as she wrestles with a mighty secret-she was born with the power to create ice and snow. It’s a beautiful ability, but also extremely dangerous. Haunted by the moment her magic nearly killed her younger sister Anna, Elsa has isolated herself, spending every waking minute trying to suppress her growing powers. Her mounting emotions trigger the magic, accidentally setting off an eternal winter that she can’t stop. She fears she’s becoming a monster and that no one, not even her sister, can help her.
When Frozen first came out, I didn’t think much of it. I thought it was just going to be another Disney film that would be just a fad for a short time and forgotten about. I finally had to watch it since my sister (who has now seen it in English and Spanish) forced me to watch it with her. The animation is absolutely beautiful, that is something that has to be great for the minds of Disney to release it. The story is unique (which is seeing alot for me since I really hate Disney films) and was entertaining all of the way through to the end. The musical numbers littering the film are catchy as shit, particularly “Let it Go” and “Do You Want to Build a Snowman”.
These have obviously spawned a number of parodies and compilations:
While I understand why Frozen received all of its critical acclaim and other praise, I want to point out that it is not perfect. There are some instances which have some either sexual or violent moments that are aimed at being hilarious, but more conservative parents may be wary. The film is way too simple for me, but this allows for the nice “Its alright to be yourself” message for the children at the end. I feel that the film is overrated as Frozen is definitely far from the “greatness” of the golden age of Disney. Still, especially since it is still everywhere, I do recommend watching it at least once.
- Beautiful animation.
- Unique story.
- Catchy musical numbers.
- Let it go!
- Comedic sexual and violent moments.
- Too simple.
- Film is overrated.
SCORE: 8.0 / 10
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