Alright folks, I’m back with another MOVIE REVIEW! Today I have the honour of writing a review on the newest Disney animated film, Frozen. Before we get started, I just want to clarify I am a HARDCORE Disney fan and my standards for a Disney film is fairly high…
Let me start off with what I loved about the movie. Unlike other movies there is an obvious protagonist and villain, however in this film there isn’t one. Much like Wicked, Idina Menzel’s character Elsa is a victim of being “different”. She has uncontrollable ice powers that her parents keep hidden from others at an adolescent age. Elsa is scared of her powers and chooses to hide them instead of understand them and accept them, this leads to a rift between her and her younger sister, Anna (Kristen Bell). The thing I liked about this movie is that there was no BAD person, she was misunderstood and different. The moral of the story (to me) is that people fear what they do not understand, and that’s what the story of Frozen revolved around, fear.
The musical numbers were amazing as well, after the movie I hopped onto my iTunes and purchased the soundtrack, one song in particular, sung by the wonderful Idina Menzel, Let It Go. The song was uplifting and focused on being different and being proud of that difference and to let go of the past and be who you are. The song can definitely be related to many discriminatory scenarios which makes it much more meaningful.
I don’t have that much negative things to say about the film. Josh Gad’s character Olaf was fun but I found lacked of purpose. He was there mostly for humour but I would have liked to see a lot more development with him and the sisters. I also would have liked to hear Jonathan Groff (Kristoff in the film) sing more because that boy has a voice of an ANGEL!
OH! One thing that kind of bothered me was how the musical numbers were very close together in the beginning. The musical numbers should have also been spread out more throughout the film. In the first 20-30 minutes we had 4 songs already sung and the rest of the movie there might have been about 2. They were good songs, but too much to handle all at once.
Amazing musical numbers, amazing story line, and great humour for the whole family. Definitely 8 out of 10 stars on the EveryBodyIKnowIsCrazy standards!