Frozen

A new movie review from The Movie Snob.

Frozen  (B+).  Disney has scored another hit with this animated tale based on a story called The Snow Queen by Hans Christian Andersen.  I was feeling sort of down and looking for a pick-me-up, and Frozen did the trick quite nicely.  It’s the story of Elsa and Anna, sisters and princesses of the kingdom of Arendelle.  Unknown to Anna, her older sister has a hard-to-control magical power that is more of a curse–the power to conjure ice and snow and freezing blasts out of thin air.  When Elsa’s power is revealed and she runs away from Arendelle, the plucky Anna sets off on a quest to find her.  Along the way, Anna teams up with a surly ice entrepreneur named Kristoff, his expressive reindeer Sven, and a live snowman named Olaf.  Their adventures are suitably exciting, and many of the visuals are very cool.  It’s not quite top-shelf Disney–the songs are cute enough but not all that memorable, and I would have traded goofy Olaf for good old Frosty the Snowman–but those are very small flaws.  Kristin Bell (Forgetting Sarah Marshall) voices Anna; I didn’t really know any of the voices behind the other main characters.  Oh, there was a cartoon short involving Mickey and Minnie before the main feature, and I didn’t think it was particularly good.  But it didn’t detract from Frozen.

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3 comments on “Frozen

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  2. […] carriage is captivating. The lizards come footmen are particularly clever.  The highly anticipated Frozen short before the movie will delight the Anna–Elsa […]

  3. […] and I’m glad I did.  It was charming.  But first I should mention that there’s a new Frozen animated short before the show.  It was cute.  Elsa (that’s the sister with the snow magic, […]

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