Flash Movie Review: Frozen

The first thing I noticed was the high darkened ceiling. Laid out were curved rows of burgundy colored seats that reminded me of a lake at sunset. I was excited to be at the movie theater, though you could easily say, “movie palace.” The place was built years before there was such a thing as stadium seating. I can still remember a phone book being placed underneath me so I could see over the people’s heads in front of me. The animated films that played in those movie theaters are now considered classics; they enchanted us with their stories, songs and animation. I would get totally engrossed in those wonderful films; their magic would draw me in to become part of their world. Early on in this animated adventure movie those feelings I experienced as a young boy welled up, magically taking me to the kingdom of Arendelle. Kristen Bell (When in Rome, Veronica Mars-TV) and Idina Menzel (Rent, Enchanted) were the voices for Princess Anna and her sister, Princess Elsa. When the kingdom plummeted into a perpetual frozen winter, Anna set off on a perilous journey to find her sister who was the cause of the frigid temperatures. Helping her track down her icy sister was Kristoff, voiced by Jonathan Groff (Taking Woodstock, The Conspirator) and his loyal reindeer Sven. Inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s The Snow Queen, which was one of my favorite cartoon movies, this film is proof Disney has not lost its magic. First of all, I loved the story and thought Kristen and Idina were ideal for the roles. The music and songs were not only memorable, but I believe will earn this film an Oscar nomination. There was comedy for all age groups, exciting action and beautiful visuals; just like the old classics. It was so satisfying to watch a well done animated film where the entire audience was enjoying the story as much as me. I found it funny that Olaf the snowman, voiced by Josh Gad (Jobs, Thanks for Sharing), was the one character who I thought would be the most annoying but instead turned out to be amusing. One of my few complaints was about the ending; I felt it was rushed as if the studio had to keep the movie length low, so they could fit in their movie short and abundance of previews. The bottom line here is I had such a good time seeing this wonderful film, experiencing the same feelings I had when I was a kid, except without having to sit on a phone book. Notice the disclaimer towards the end of the film and there was an extra short scene afterwards.

 

3 1/3 stars

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About moviejoltz

From a long line of movie afficionados, one brother was the #1 renter of movies in the country with Blockbuster, I am following in the same traditions that came before me. To balance out the long hours seated in dark movie theaters, I also teach yoga and cycling. For the past 3 years, I have correctly picked the major Oscar winners... so join me as we explore the wonder of movies and search for that perfect 4 star movie.

Posted on November 29, 2013, in Fantasy/Sci-Fi and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 13 Comments.

  1. Glad to see this worked for you. I’m looking forward to it.

  2. I wanted to see it after I watched the trailer for the 1st time and after your review my mind is set – this will be a great Disney movie.

  3. I am thinking about it as I haven’t seen a Disney for a while. Thanks for the review!

  4. It looks like a great movie and I’m definitely going to see it. Thanks for the recommendation. And thanks for coming to my blog and liking the post.

  5. Seems that this is a nice film to watch. Thanks for the review, Moviejoltz

  6. wow. a disney? hmm. I will have to go catch a seat!
    im going through your reviews. (counting down til 3/2/14!)
    going next to catching fire…that one in hanging out ….im feeling oscars…
    love your post btw! thanks…

    • Thank you for all of your comments Lisa, it is very sweet of you. You sound like a true movie lover so it is always nice to meet someone who loves movies as much as I do. Get the metal polish out for those Oscars!

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