Rated PG for some action and mild rude humor
Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee
Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Jonathan Groff, Josh Gad, Santino Fontana, Alan Tudyk.
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IMDB Movie Synopsis:
Fearless optimist Anna teams up with Kristoff in an epic journey, encountering Everest-like conditions, and a hilarious snowman named Olaf in a race to find Anna’s sister Elsa, whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom in eternal winter.
I have so much faith in Disney making movies right now, its hard for me to hold back. For a few years there, Disney had a bit of a dry spell, while Pixar was wracking up the amazing movies. Now, I almost feel like that has been changed. The last few Pixar movies, excluding perhaps, Toy Story 3, have just been…okay. Enjoyable, for sure, but not that caliber we’ve come to know as a Pixar movie.
But Disney! Disney came out of that slump to hit a few home runs in the past few years. The Princess and the Frog. Tangled. Wreck-It Ralph. And now Frozen.
It was so much fun. I couldn’t stop laughing the whole time. The humor that comes through with this movie is so unlike the kind of princess movies I was used to watching as a kid. All the princesses in those movies tend to be pretty serious, and perfect. They’re all so perfect and poised. I loved Anna because she had such a sense of humor and she was goofy and clumsy and she was real. She and the rest of the characters are SO funny.
I also have to give some major props to Olaf, as a character. I saw a little tidbit a few days ago that said something like, “Olaf is the best animated sidekick since Dug [Up]”. My reaction to that was like,”pssh, no way. No way.” Up is one of my all time favorite movies. And while I still don’t think Olaf is as awesome as Dug, I have to admit, he gets pretty far up there. He is so much of the comedy that exists in the movie. And he does it so nonchalantly, so sweet and genuine. You know those characters that are the humor of an animated movie but they’re over the top, like they’re afraid you won’t get the humor unless its in your face? Totally not so for Olaf. So understated haha but amazing. I can’t even…I am so obsessed with Olaf now! I seriously put so much stuff on my Amazon wish list. I’m such a weirdo.
Also, can I just say? Anna and Elsa? Totally awesome. Okay, they probably could do with eating some more (really, why do all the princesses have to be so GOSH DARN SKINNY!) but they’re pretty badass. Anna is out in this impossibly insane snow, looking for her sister, and fighting off wolves and taking down evil people. Its fantastic. And Elsa has this amazing power. Sure, she needs to learn to control it, but its just awesome that these two are the ones that save the day.
Lastly, I really loved the music. I mean, who knew Kristen Bell could sing? I sure didn’t but she belted it out pretty good! And you can never ever go wrong with the fantastically talented Idina Menzel. That girl has it going on. Her voice brings down the house, and I got a huge kick out of the Kristen and Idina duet. They rocked it. But all the songs were great, and there were ones that were just super fun, like Olaf’s “In Summer” and Kristoff’s “Reindeers Are Better than People.”
Oh, just kidding, one more thing: the Arrested Development reference in the “Love is an Open Door” song…priceless!
5 out of 5
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