Cast: Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel,
Jonathan Groff, Josh Gad, Santino Fontana, Alan Tudyk, Ciarán Hinds, Chris
Williams, Stephen J. Anderson, Maia Wilson, Edie McClurg, Robert Pine, Maurice
LaMarche, Livvy Stubenrauch, Eva Bella
Directors: Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee
Synopsis: Kristen Bell and Idina Menzel star
as sister princesses Anna and Elsa respectively from Arendelle. After Elsa
loses control of her ability to create and manipulate snow and ice, she turns
the whole kingdom of Arendelle into an eternal winter and runs away into the mountains.
Anna teams up with Kristoff (Jonathan Groff) and Prince Hans of the Southern
Isles (Santino Fontana) to find Elsa and determine how to stop the eternal
winter from hurting Arendelle. Along the journey, it is found that one of
Anna’s new friends has ulterior motives in saving the kingdom.
Reviewer’s Rating: 5/5 Reels
Overall, Frozen was a
spectacular movie. The plot line was unexpected and riveting. The animation was
superb and lifelike. The music and songs in the movie fit well into each and
every scene they were in and were musically stunning. The actors and actresses
did a fantastic job voicing the characters and allowing the audience to relate
to the story. Olaf the snowman provided the comic relief for the film during
the serious action that took place. This movie is definitely worth watching
over and over again and will become a Disney classic.
The storyline and plot of the
movie provides the backbone of the gripping tale that is Frozen. The
plot is very predictable at points but not predictable at the points that it
really matters. One example of this is that after Hans and Anna end up pledge
to be married, there is a rift between them that no one saw coming. The ending
of movie differs from the majority of Disney fairytales and is very well
thought out and put together.
In addition, the animation of the
movie made it seem lifelike. One can tell that the animators spent much time
planning the animation and using the best modern technology. It is the most
visually stunning animated movie. The snow is very detailed and looks
realistic. At times, one can forget that the movie is animated.
The music of Frozen enhances the
appeal of the movie. The lyrics of the songs appeal perfectly to each and every
scene. There are numerous examples of this in the movie. The best example of
this is when Elsa sings “Let It Go” after she runs away to the mountains. The
song speaks about her emotions and how she feels about not having to keep her
power hidden anymore. She can be free and express herself freely. The song “Let
It Go” won the Academy Away for best original song.
The actors and actresses gave life
to the characters they voiced. The emotions portrayed in the characters were
relatable and gripping. The characters seemed real and had lifelike traits. An
example of this is that princess Anna during the movie is at times awkward by
lines she says. That is not typically a trait of a princess and provides
reality to the movie.
Lastly, the dark moments in the
movie are countered by the comic relief provided by the snowman Olaf. He was
created by Elsa accidentally and teams up with Anna to bring back summer. A
great example of comic relief is when Olaf sings the song “In Summer.” In this
song Olaf sings about how great summer will be once the eternal winter
subsides. The irony is that Olaf will no longer be a snowman during summer.
Frozen is definitely worth watching. It
is an enjoyable movie and it is unexpected at parts. It won the best animated
feature at the Academy Awards. This movie will not disappoint.