I believe that Frozen will be this generations Beauty and the Beast. When you see this movie, you are witnessing Disney magic at its finest and a new Disney classic is born.
I cry at just about every Disney movie I see, it’s my thing I guess because I am a crier. Disney’s Frozen is no exception. It not because the movie is sad or terrible, it’s because the message is powerful, the movie is visually stunning, the music is wonderful and the characters have depth. It really is a quadruple threat.
It is the messages in the Disney movies that make me cry. I cried at Lion King because it reminds us that we all play a part in this world and we need to find our place. I cried at the Little Mermaid because she follows her dream no matter what anyone says and of course I cried in Beauty and the Beast in more parts than I care to admit. Beauty and the Beast is my favorite movie, not just my favorite Disney movie but my all time favorite movie. When I see a new Disney Movie, one as epic as Frozen I compare it to Beauty and the Beast. I am happy to say that Frozen is an awesome movie and could easily be one of my favorite movies.
Frozen is a beautiful love story and not in the traditional sense we are used to with Disney movies. There are a few heavy moments in the movie but as with any Disney movie there needs to be something for our heroes to triumph over. I wont go into the plot details and spoil it for you; but just know that Frozen is a must see.
I don’t normally shell out the extra bucks for a 3D movie but I had the opportunity to see the movie in 3D and it is really beautiful. The intricate details of the ice, snow flakes and the overall beauty of the town of Arendelle is worth seeing in 3D.
The other aspect of the movie that makes it entertaining is Olaf. He is a snowman who likes warm hugs. He is a hoot and helps lighten the mood when needed. The voice of Olaf is Josh Gad and I can really see Disney moving forward using Olaf for many years because Olaf and Josh are very marketable. The buddy relationship between Sven (the reindeer) and Kristoff is fun to watch as well. I really liked hearing Jonhathan Groff as the voice of Kristoff.
My heart swells so much when I think of the music in Frozen. Kristen Bell surprises with her beautiful voice as Princess Anna. She does a wonderful job at quirky songs as well as ballads. Idina Menzel is a Broadway treasure and knocks it out of the park as Queen Elsa. The song “Let It Go” should win every award it is up for this award season. The lyrics of the song are deep, powerful and the song when sung by Idina is beautiful. I personally don’t care very much for the song as sung by Demi Lovato, she’s a lovely girl but I’d rather hear Idina’s version playing on the radio. The entire soundtrack if very enjoyable.
If I had more thumbs I would give it more than two thumbs up. See it, take your kids and splurge for the 3D glasses. You will be happy you did.
— Dawn Cullo ºoº (@IAmADisneyNerd) November 27, 2013
Two more tips – be there in time for the Mickey Mouse cartoon “Get a Horse” so you can hear Walt Disney as the voice of Mickey Mouse and stay until the end of the credits of the movie.
— Dawn Cullo ºoº (@IAmADisneyNerd) November 29, 2013
SYNOPSIS: Walt Disney Animation Studios, the studio behind “Tangled” and “Wreck-It Ralph,” presents “Frozen,” a stunning big-screen comedy adventure. Fearless optimist Anna (voice of Kristen Bell) sets off on an epic journey—teaming up with rugged mountain man Kristoff (voice of Jonathan Groff) and his loyal reindeer Sven—to find her sister Elsa (voice of Idina Menzel), whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom of Arendelle in eternal winter. Encountering Everest-like conditions, mystical trolls and a hilarious snowman named Olaf (voice of Josh Gad), Anna and Kristoff battle the elements in a race to save the kingdom.