These school holidays we took the kids to see Frozen.
They absolutely loved it. It is the longest time Xanthe(3) has stayed quiet for. She was totally enthralled. Millar(5.5) also loved it.
I thought it was ok. What I DID like is that the two female roles were self sufficient, independent women. They were still pretty white princesses though which made it awfully similar to almost every other Disney movie ever.
One, Anna, wants to find love and upon finding the perfect man there was plenty of swoon, but she did not need him to save her, nor did she ask him to save her. Excellent.
The other, Elsa has some freaky freezy powers that she has kept hidden from everyone by keeping the castle locked up since the sisters’ childhoods until the day of her coming of age and her coronation to become Queen.
During the coronation Elsa’s powers become evident and she runs away into the mountains.
Anna leaves her new love, dreamboat prince to keep an eye on the castle while she sets off on an icy quest to stop her sister from freezing everyone’s butts off. Along the way she finds a man – with an almost unhealthy relationship with his reindeer – and a talking snowman.
The talking snowman, Olaf, is hilarious and his naive song about how much fun summer would be is brilliant. He is the comic relief providing many comical lines and farcical humour. Kids love that shit.
True loves first kiss is first thought to be what is needed to save the world, but in a delightful twist, the kiss is not the saviour, but the true love between the sisters and an act of this love is what turns it all around in the end. Hurrah!
The animation is beautiful and the story is nice. I didn’t find the songs as memorable as other Disney movies such as Tangled – but that may be because I have watched Tangled seven million times and have only seen Frozen once.
Definitely worth taking the kids to see these holidays.
* This is not a sponsored post. My husband and I took the kids to see Frozen of our own accord with our own money. I am writing this only in the interests of sharing.