By Renee’ Collins
Rating: 4.5 (Out of 5 Reels)
I planned on taking my twelve year old niece and mother to see this film but at the last minute they had to cancel, so I was left on my own to see this film and absolutely loved it and wished they had not missed the screening. Fearless optimist Anna (Kristen Bell) teams up with Kristoff (Jonathan Groff) in an epic journey, encountering Everest-like conditions, and a hilarious snowman named Olaf (Josh Gad) in a race to find Anna’s sister Elsa (Idina Menzel), whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom in eternal winter (IMDB).
Sure, for the most part this film is a typical Disney animated movie about princesses but I felt it was more than that because of the overall plotline and the music. It felt as if this film is definitely targeted for older young audience which I found refreshing. The music is also wonderful and adds to that elevation for a more grown up audience which is refreshing to see in a Disney film because they definitely pushed the envelope and move slightly outside their comfort zone. I must say that Olaf (Gad) as the snowman steals the show for the most part. He definitely portrays the usual comic relief for a Disney film but his character is written smartly and I appreciated that deviation as well from the norm.
From a technical aspect this film is stunningly well made and I didn’t mind seeing it in 3D. The icy costumes and buildings toward the latter part of the film are exceedingly well done and very imaginative. This film is a must see during the holiday season for children off all ages and I highly recommend it. I would definitely recommend splurging on seeing it in 3D because it only adds to the experience in my opinion.