‘Frozen’ Movie Review: Not a classic, but a ton of fun, even with two princesses
Sadly Frozen falls short of Disney’s marketing predictions, saying the film is “the greatest Disney animated event since The Lion King.” In fact, Frozen cannot even size up to Tangled, but does deliver a fun time, some beautiful animation and a pair of new princesses.
Based on the classic fairy tale, Hans Christian Andersen‘s The Snow Queen, the characters are given a contempory attitude while adding those magical moments Disney does very well.
The tale follows sisters Anna and Elsa in an unusualrelationship as Frozen is not the traditional Disney princess film as it knocks over some of the Prince Charming stereotypes and predicable moments. The story is driven by implications of actions, leading into more actions and more characters set in the lovely fictional land of Arendelle.
Frozen seems to be more of a precursor to a musical stage adaptation with only “good guys” and “bad guys” and not a big baddie like Scar in Lion King.
THR sums up the succcess of directors Chris Buck (co-director of Tarzan and Surf’s Up) and Jennifer Lee (co-screenwriter of Wreck-It-Ralph, who also wrote this script and here becomes the first female director on an in-house Disney animated feature) do a pretty decent job of hitting the required cues for youngsters’ dream-come-true expectations while also introducing darker tones by way of a mentally tortured youthful queen and a two-faced royal suitor.
Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Jonathan Groff, Josh Gad, Santino Fontana, Alan Tudyk, Ciaran Hinds, and Chris Williams voices the characters.
Frozen is a worthy Disney send up, but no classic as billed: 3 stars out of 5
Of course, bring your Disney princess, the target audience will love the film – 4 out of 5 stars
Added Note: The short Get A Horse! is a fantastic short and absolutely amazing in 3D.
The creators used Walt Disney’s voice for Mickey Mouse to create a cartoon appearing to be decades old. The film literally explodes all over the audience and keep an eye out for an Oswald (the Lucky Rabbit) cameo