Monday, February 3, 2014

Movie Review: Disney’s “Frozen” warms hearts

By Elizabeth Hayes
Cardinal Staff

“Frozen,” which won Best Animated Feature at the Golden Globes, hit the big screen on Nov. 27, 2013 and since then it’s been the comedy-adventure of the year.  

Disney has really outdone itself when it comes to this musical feature starring Kristen Bell as Princess Anna and Idina Menzel as Queen Elsa.  In the movie, the kingdom of Arendelle is trapped in an eternal winter and the only person who can bring back summer is Elsa, who runs away to isolate herself.  Because of this, Anna braves the perilous weather to not only save the kingdom itself but her sister, the Snow Queen, as well.  Along the way she teams up with a daring mountain man, Kristoff, and his trusty sidekick, Sven the reindeer, for an epic journey.  Encountering Olaf the humorous snowman, magical trolls, and enduring harsh winter conditions, Anna and Kristoff battle to free the kingdom from the icy spell and bring Elsa home.  

“Frozen” is unstoppable overall with a not-so-typical villain, awe-inspiring songs, and a relatable tale of two sisters that demonstrate feminine power. Personally, I debated on seeing it myself but after hearing such great things about “Frozen,” I decided upon watching it.  I had no regrets. Whether a child or adult, one will be blown away with this traditional and not-so-traditional Disney princess movie. 

One of the best features of “Frozen” is the soundtrack.  With actors and actresses with such charming voices and a delightful plot to match the upbeat songs, it’s no surprise that the soundtrack was so rewarding. This icy movie will warm the hearts of children and adults alike.   

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