Movie Critic: Courtney Kerrigan
Movie Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Ontario Movie Rating: G
Opening Date: November 27th, 2013
Starring: Idina Menzel, Kristen Bell, Josh Gad
Director: Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee
Tobacco Use: None
Fearless optimist Anna teams up with Kristoff in an epic journey, encountering Everest-like conditions, and a hilarious snowman Olaf in a race to find Anna’s sister Elsa, whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom in eternal winter.
In every Disney Princess movie you expect some singing, however Frozen felt like a full on Broadway performance. It only took a couple of minutes to realize this wasn’t your average Disney Princess movie. Thankfully, Idina Menzel’s (Rent, Glee) voice is pure gold and was something I wouldn’t mind listening to. Aside from the amount of songs, this film was classically Disney funny; there was just the right amount of “cutesy” moments and slapstick humour to amuse all ages. Ask the little boy in our theatre who cracked up every time someone got hurt. Olaf the snowman was an adorable character that kept a somewhat serious movie quite lighthearted. Without giving too much away, the main reason I was impressed with this film is because normally true love is between a prince and princess in Disney movies, however Frozen focused more on the true love between sisters, which is a beautiful message that today’s generation could learn from. Overall, it was a good movie that all children will love.
It was nice to see that there was no smoking in this movie since it is tailored toward a much younger, impressionable audience.