Frozen Will Surely Melt Your Heart!
Disney’s Frozen, given the title, is not really related to its showing date which is December. On the contrary, the setting of the movie is situated in a cosy kingdom of Arendelle which was just casted to be under eternal winter by Elsa, the sister of Anna.
Although it is said that the movie is based from the children’s tale of Hans Christian Andersen entitled “The Snow Queen,” Frozen can still be depicted as original, smartly written and greatly directed. The movie revolves around the story of two close siblings, Anna and Elsa, who lost their parents when they were still young. It’s expected that the two will become closer as sisters but since Elsa was gifted with the magic of creating ice and snow, she was excluded from her sister, Anna, whom she accidentally almost killed when they were still very little.
Every line that was written in the movie was heart-felt. In addition to that, the intensity of the story was heightened as some of the lines were craftily sung by the voices behind Elsa and Anna who are Idina Menzel and Kirsten Bell, respectively. The audience were captivated by the Broadway-like approach of the movie, making it unique compared to the older Disney movies. Other songs such as “Let It Go” and “For the First Time in Forever” were also one of the favorites since the lyrics and rhythms are catchy.
Effects-wise, the visual representation of the snow is grand but it could be better. The highlight of the movie is not really the visuals but the story itself -- for it is not anchored to romantic love, in contrary to the trailer shown in cinemas during early November. Frozen captivated the attention of the movie-goers by highlighting in the trailer that Anna, one of the heroines in the movie, is in search for the perfect prince -- this is a good tactic to mislead the audience from the real ending of the story.
All in all, I can say that Frozen is a good movie, the kind of movie that can be distinguished from the rest of the movies that were produced by Disney. In fact, according to Kevin Fallon, culture reporter at The Daily Beast, Frozen is the best Disney Film since the Lion King. The movie is a good flick for the family. Kids will really enjoy the film because there is a lot of singing and dancing; and the visualization is greatly done, an expectation from Disney. To close this, Frozen as a title is very contradicting to what your heart will feel after you finish the whole movie.
The short Mickey Mouse animation that was shown in the first part of the film is also one of the highlights of the movie. It enticed the audience to get ready for what should be expected in the next few hours of the film.
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