directors: chris buck and jennifer lee
voices of: kristen bell, idina menzel, jonathan groff and josh gad
REVIEWER: lyall carter
When the newly crowned Queen Elsa accidentally uses her power to turn things into ice to curse her home in infinite winter, her sister Anna teams up with a mountain man, his playful reindeer, and a snowman to change the weather condition.
You've gotta have been living under a hole not to have heard of Frozen. The biggest Disney animated hit since the Disney renaissance of The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin and The Lion King, Frozen captured the hearts and minds of people all around the globe. And it's outta this world good.
When a prophecy traps a kingdom in eternal winter, Anna, a fearless optimist, teams up with extreme mountain man Kristoff and his sidekick reindeer Sven on an epic journey to find Anna's sister Elsa, the Snow Queen, and put an end to her icy spell. Encountering mystical trolls, a funny snowman named Olaf, Everest-like extremes and magic at every turn, Anna and Kristoff battle the elements in a race to save the kingdom from destruction.
The story of Frozen is so powerful because it takes all the fairytale princess stuff and flips it upside down on its head. Bit it does it in such a way that its neither preachy nor demeaning. Elsa and Anna are strong and independent and yes, they don't need no man. It's brilliant.
The animation, as always in a Disney film, is divine and Olaf is the BEST character; absolutely hilarious and sweetly innocent in equal measure. And you can't go by 'Let It Go', an epic power ballad to more than match any Disney song that has gone before it.
Frozen is absolutely wondrous. See it. Now.