Starring: Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Josh Gad, Jonathan Groff
Rated: PG (There is a mean snow giant that could be frightening to kids.)
Running Time: 108 minutes
Stars: 5/5 (Yes, it’s that good.)
When I first saw the trailer for Frozen, I thought it looked cute, but I wasn’t sure that I wanted to spend the money to see it in the theaters. However, when I kept hearing how it was “second to Tangled”—and I love Tangled—I knew that I had to see it. I mean, if anything was good enough to be that high up in the list of Disney films, I had to see it. Needless to say, I was a bit skeptical as to these claims that it was as good or almost as good as Disney’s take on Rapunzel, so I went into that theater with some seriously high expectations. And you know what? Not only were my expectations met, but they were exceeded.
Frozen is based on Hans Christian Andersen’s The Snow Queen and follows two sisters, Elsa and Anna. When Elsa takes the throne as Queen of Arendelle, her icy powers throw the kingdom into an eternal winter. The quirky Anna teams up with Kristoff, an ice harvester, and his reindeer, Sven, to find Elsa and stop the wintery curse.
Blessed with a talented cast of Idina Menzel (Elsa), Kristen Bell (Anna—who knew she could sing!?), and Jonathan Groff (Kristoff), this movie is sure to be a favorite for you and your kids. As if it couldn’t get any cuter, Olaf the snowman, voiced by Josh Gad, is just the most adorable and funny character to be created in a long time. His character had me laughing out loud in the theater and wishing that I could have a snowman like him that wouldn’t melt in the spring.
My favorite part about Frozen is that it does not focus on finding your soul mate and living happily ever after. Yes, I do love a good love story and am a sucker for all things mushy, but it was refreshing to see a Disney movie that focused more so on family and the love between sisters than the importance of “finding a man.” Of course, there is still romance, but that is put on the backburner to Elsa and Anna’s relationship.
I cannot praise Frozen enough. Just go see it. And I suppose you should take your kids as well. You might as well go ahead and buy the Frozen toys and costumes, as well as the soundtrack. Oh, and start practicing your Olaf the snowman-making skills because after seeing Frozen, those boring traditional snowmen will no longer cut it for your kids.Google+