Last night I attended the highly anticipated screening of Disney’s beautifully animated “Frozen,” which is based on the classic Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tale “The Snow Queen.”
In it we follow Princess Anna, a fearless optimist, who sets off on an epic journey. She teams up with rugged mountain man Kristoff and his loyal reindeer Sven. Encountering Everest-like conditions, mystical trolls and a hilarious snowman named Olaf, Anna and Kristoff battle the elements in a race to save the kingdom.
Meanwhile, Anna’s sister Queen Elsa appears poised, regal and reserved, but in reality, she lives in fear as she wrestles with a mighty secret. Haunted by a childhood memory, Elsa has isolated herself, fearing she’s becoming a monster that no one, not even her sister, can help.
Frozen is a combination of classic princess fairy tale and Ice Age with catchy Broadway-style songs. There’s a funny-looking snowman walking on ice and struggling to stay on his feet and a likable reindeer. This movie is aimed at young kids, especially young girls that love fairy tales and will leave asking their parents for Princess Anna dresses and plush Olaf and Sven toys.
I recommend Frozen for families looking for holiday entertainment, however there is not much to entertain the adults watching. Prior to the movie is a charming new Disney short titled “Get a Horse” which demonstrated the best use of 3D I’d seen in a long time. PS: stay for an extra scene during the credits.