Expect the unexpected with Disney’s Frozen, the best movie from the house of mouse in a very, very long time. Sure, the movie has the typical trade dress of a Disney production – dead parents? Check. Damsels in distress? Check. Strapping young men? Yup. But the use of these characters and their situations are contrary to what you’ve come to love (or hate) and know about your typical animated Prince/Princess film. For one thing, the movie ends up being a huge protest to being swept off your feet by a knight in shining armor (not in an annoying anti-pink way though), and instead, ends up being a love story between sisters/siblings/family – a message that was so powerfully drawn up, it brought me to tears.
The sisters, Anna and Elsa, voiced by Kristen Bell and Idina Menzel respectively, are so musically dynamic, endearing, engaging and believable (even as cartoons) that you can’t help but be cast under their spell from the very beginning. Combine that with the “supporting cast” — Olaf, the goofy and sweet snowman, and Kristoff, the mountain man, his reindeer, Sven, and the majestic Norwegian backdrop, and Frozen is pure magic. Everyone in my crowded “screening theater” was loving what they were watching last night – all were equally entranced, belly laughing and enjoying at the exact same times.
Frozen does run a little long, so if you have very small children, beware that the film’s running time is just shy of 2 hours. I brought my 2 sons, ages 6 and 8, and they loved the movie probably even more than I did — that being said, I wouldn’t dare bring my easily distracted 3 year old daughter.
Frozen played much like a Broadway musical, with characters voiced by seasoned Broadway stars, grand musical numbers, stunning backdrops and elaborate costumes, that I can’t help but think that it was by design to take over where Cinderella the Musical will leave off. If that’s the case, Frozen the Musical will surely be a welcomed addition to the kid-friendly shows on the Great White Way.
Frozen opens Wednesday November 27th, just in time for the long holiday weekend. Take your entire family, young and old, and let Frozen warm your hearts.
PS – For more fun, download these free Frozen printable coloring pages and games!
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