Starring: Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Josh Gad
Director: Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee
Running Time: 100 mins
Frozen is an American film about Ana, the sister of The Snow Queen, who sets off on an adventure with a reindeer, an ice salesman, and a snowman, to save both her sister, and her hometown from the dangers of the eternal winter.
How can you not adore this film? It may be simple and cheesy, but it has a fantastic and clever adventure story to it, hugely supportable characters, brilliant fun along the way, and most of all, some of the most beautiful animation I’ve probably ever seen in a film.
Starting with that animation, I thought that it had a huge impact on the atmosphere of the film. The landscapes were created amazingly to make it just dazzling to look at, but the way that they created the image of the ice and the snow throughout really made it a magical winter atmosphere.
Something else that really helped the feel of the movie was the characters. A diverse range of Disney stereotypes, with a Disney princess, two nice guys, a reindeer, and a hilariously fun snowman (who was nowhere near as annoying as I initially thought), all contributed to making this film have an extremely happy atmosphere, as well as fun from start to finish.
This film is similar to Tangled in principle, however I didn’t enjoy that nearly as much. The problem with that film is that it overplayed the romance element to the story, making it overly cheesy, and not a fun kids’ film, but Frozen gets ‘le fromage’ level just right. There is a romance story to it, which is occasionally irritating, but the level of cheese throughout was just perfect to make it both fun and simple.
The story was also a big surprise for me. Normally Disney stories like this are just completely predictable every step of the way, but this was exciting to watch all the way through, with a big (and unexpected twist) right in the middle that really changes your whole outlook on the film.
Overall, I’ll give this an 8.0, because it was a fun, original, enjoyable, clever and most of all beautifully dazzling and magical film to watch.