Movie Review: “Frozen”

OVERALL: OMG! LOVE!!!

POINTS: All of it. Every single second.

PITFALLS: I don’t own it DVD yet. I can’t watch it in the movie theater every day ’cause life happens.

FEMALE CHARACTER(S): Holy Toledo Blades!!! We have two sisters Elsa (Idina Menzel, voice) and Anna (Kristen Bell, voice) love and support each other and both grow in this movie.

CULTURAL PITFALL(S): It would have been nice to see more black people in the movie – there were a few you could see in the crowd – but then again it is a Scandinavian based story. Still, a step in the right direction Disney. Now take it further.

HIGH POINT(S): Oh where to begin! 1.) This movie is crazy gorgeous. The animation and colors was totally breathtaking. If I am told Disney discovered a new system to boost color I would believe it. The colors and textures are amazing. 2.) Kristen Bell can sing! Wow. You have to have a great set of pipes to duet with Idina Menzel and Kristen Bell has them. They two sang well – and acted well – together. I hope they do something else.  3) Busting Disney Trope 1: Heroine Must Get Married. Yup. Our Disney heroines are either insanely boy crazy and/or looking for a husband. Or they just find a husband. Only once have I seen a heroine not get married and that was Pocahontas. However her motivations did center around a man once the movie got started. Now the cool twist in Frozen is that one of our heroines, Anna, wants to find true love. She does find a man and decides to marry him. But *[SPOILER ALERT]* she is told by her sister that “you can’t marry someone you just met”. That line is repeated to her several times in fact. AND when she does find a potential boyfriend they don’t end up together in the end. Or rather they might, but it isn’t declared. 🙂 Cool. 4.) Busting Disney Trope 2: True Love Is Only Between A Romantically Partnered Man and Woman. WRONG! In Frozen the “true love” is the love between the two sisters. The act of true love is not a kiss but an act of heroism where Anna sacrifices herself for Elsa. So amazing.  END *[SPOILER ALERT]* 5.) “Let It Go”. What a fantastic song – you can see it below. In fact, the entire soundtrack was wonderful. 

BECHDEL TEST (Website): 3 of 3! I knew it. Elsa and Anna talk a lot together – mostly about their relationship and the state of the kingdom.

IMDB: Frozen (2013)

OFFICIAL MOVIE WEBSITE:  Frozen

DVD/BLU-RAY WORTHY: YES!!! I’ve already purchased the soundtrack.

LION PAW PRINTS:  4 of 5. Love.

Frozen movie poster

Below is the big song from Frozen that has already won a Golden Globe and should (I’m looking at you Academy) win an Oscar. Enjoy “Let it Go.”

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