Once again, Disney has released another animated sensation – this holiday season don’t miss out on Frozen, out in theaters in 3D today! My nine-year-old niece and I had the privilege to view an advanced screening of the movie. We both love animated films and this was no exception. If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to be on an adventure with a rugged mountain man, a reindeer, a talking snowman, and a very determined princess, Frozen will surely keep you entertained and laughing. It’s a great animated feature for a young crowd, but not necessarily kids of all ages. There were a few intense scenes that I could only imagine my toddler running from, which is probably why it’s rated PG and not G, and a good thing he didn’t join us. Watching in 3D captures the magic of the movie and makes you feel like you are part of the adventure.
Inspired by the beautiful scenery in the country of Norway, Frozen takes place in a kingdom called Arendelle. Anna, who is the incredibly determined princess, finds herself trying to discover who her sister really is after many years of being shut out of her life. Her sister, Elsa, spends all this time hiding her true self for fear of rejection and hurting others. Along the way, Anna teams up with Kristoff and his noble reindeer Sven, on a heroic journey to find her sister in the snowy chaos she left behind. With a few plot twists and even singing trolls, the movie will have you guessing and on your toes to see the outcome the eternal winter left on their kingdom.
In addition to all the components of a great movie, Frozen also has an amazing musical score. Idina Menzel (voice of Elsa) and Kristen Bell (voice of Anna) do a phenomenal job in their singing roles for the movie, along with the other actors. I am always blown away by Idina Menzel’s musical talent. She is famously known for her role in the original Broadway show Wicked and guest appearances on Glee. Kristen Bell, star of Veronica Mars, surprised me as I was not aware of her singing talent. I loved their duets, which gave me chills every time. I honestly can’t wait to get the soundtrack, as I am a sucker for a good musical.
I could tell the whole audience was also having a good time with this movie, not just my niece and I. There was a lot of laughter as the talking snowman, Olaf, provides tons of comic relief. There’s also some suspense, tender moments, more laughter, and once again, that crazy snowman. While I don’t have any sisters, I bet it will surely tug on the heartstrings of anyone that does. It’s a movie that not only makes you laugh, but inspires hope and faith in love. A message that not just the kids, but that everyone might leave with after watching the movie is, be true to yourself and the ones that love you, because they’ll always be there for you.
Be sure to check out Disney’s Frozen this Thanksgiving weekend with your family and let us know what you think!
Disclosure: We were provided complimentary admission to an advance screening of Disney’s Frozen in order to facilitate this review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.