Frozen

Frozen

(2013)

Walt Disney comedy adventure based on the Hans Christian Andersen fairytale, The Snow Queen and winner of the 2014 Best Animated Film Academy Award. Fearless optimist Anna (voice of Kristen Bell) sets off - with rugged mountain man Kristoff and his loyal reindeer Sven - to find her sister, whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom of Arendelle in eternal winter. Encountering Everest-like conditions, mystical trolls and a snowman named Olaf, Anna and Kristoff battle the elements in a race to save the kingdom.... More

From directors Chris Buck (Surf’s Up) and Jennifer Lee (screenwriter of Wreck-It Ralph). This is Disney’s 53rd feature-length animated movie.Hide

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Opening with a superb working-class musical number that echoes the seven dwarfs’ Heigh Ho, Frozen outlines its desire to spellbind its audience in that ol’ “Disney magic” from scene one. It’s a comparison wholeheartedly earned with its loveable characters, gorgeous artistry and superb show tunes, but it’s the infusion of contemporary life lessons that ultimately make Frozen a family-friendly triumph.... More

Loosely based on the fantasy fable The Snow Queen, the story opens with a years-gone-by childhood prologue of Anna and her magical sibling Elsa, expressing their shared joy, sudden isolation and eventual misery through song – a Les Mis for kids. From there, the plot weaves together a romance triangle, political treachery and themes of self-acceptance – nothing we haven’t seen before – but when Frozen presents its ideals of ‘true love’, it becomes a work that holds significantly more value to growing girls than the Walt Disney classics of yore.

The script’s wit occasionally wobbles when the leads attempt to use modern social mannerisms (“That just happened,”) that feel distractingly out-of-character. And while Sven, the canine reindeer, has his appeal, he’s no Maximus (Tangled). Fortunately, Olaf, the blissfully ignorant snow man, proves a memorable kiddie comic relief in Disney’s extensive sidekick canon. Introduced halfway through the film, Olaf’s scenes are short-n-sweet with consistently funny acts of naivety that never run the risk of overexposure, with the excellent Josh Gad applying enough restraint to make his gullible innocence charming rather than annoying.

Following on from 2009’s bold The Princess and the Frog, 2010’s fantastic Tangled and last year’s awesome Wreck-It Ralph, Frozen is confirmation that we’ve entered a new Disney renaissance.Hide


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BY thorinoak superstar

Disney is back on song with an animated film for the ages filled with catchy songs, cute characters, and a great yarn.


I don't really watch that many animation films, but really enjoyed this one!


BY Colttany superstar

Loved this move.


Please do not watch this movie if you value your sanity. You will be farting out rainbows as soon as the movie starts... no joke, t still happens to me all the time. I have to watch Marvel Avengers to cease the disease.


BY Simeon nobody

I thoroughly enjoyed this, a fair bit more serious than the other Disney movies and not a movie if you like your movies spoon fed to you.
I'd recommend it to anyone and have been listening to the soundtrack happily until I can go see it again (oh and I'm not a Demi Lovato fan either, her version of "Let it Go" in the credits is inferior to the version done by Idina Menzel in the main movie).


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The Press Reviews

89% of critics recommend.
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  • Following closely in the footsteps of 2010's Tangled.. hits many of the same beats, and finds some of the same freshness in a complicated family dynamic. Full Review

  • The plot's all over the place, but there are a lot of laughs and some strong action beats along the way. Full Review

  • Glorious family entertainment. Full Review

  • This smartly dressed package injects a traditional fairy tale with enough contemporary attitudes and female empowerment touches to please both little girls and their moms. Full Review

  • Has both showtunes and darkness, but most satisfying is a formula-defying finale that successfully subverts the fairytale status quo. Full Review

  • A solid addition to the canon. Catchy tunes will have you humming, but the hunt for the next The Little Mermaid continues... Full Review

  • This always enjoyable tale of mysterious magic, imperiled princesses and square-jawed men of action proves longer on striking visuals than on truly engaging or memorable characters. Full Review

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