FROZEN: MORE THAN THE CLICHE HAPPY EVER AFTER | MOVIE REVIEW [SPOILER]

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-          ★★★★½

“The movie is beyond a repertoire of the classic girl meets prince, prince marries girl and they lived happy ever after.”

Frozen is a 2013 animated musical film from Walt Disney Pictures which is directed by Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee and initially released November 10, 2013 in the entire US, and November 27, 2013 here in the Philippines. Frozen is starred by Idina Menzel as Elsa, the Snow Queen, Kristen Belle as Anna, sister of Elsa, Jonathan Groff as Kristoff, Santino Fontana as Hans, a prince in another kingdom and Josh Gad as Olaf, the snowman.

The story of Frozen is an adaptation from an epic fairy tale of Hans Christian Andersen entitled The Snow Queen. Frozen follows the story of a young princess who is destined to resurrect the kingdom from an eternal winter caused by her sister with the help of a dreamy stranger with his loyal reindeer and a naively funny snowman.

The movie is beyond a repertoire of the classic girl meets prince, prince marries girl and they lived happy ever after. And to be straightforward; I loved every bit of it.

STORY

Every princess needs a prince, and the princess needed to marry him a day after they’ve met. Thank God they have magnified that monotonic fairytale cliché into a comic scene in the movie and never made it as the centermost crunch. Instead, they focused more on the dilemma of siblings and how truer it is than finding a guy who sparkles in the middle of the woods. (Hi Twitards)

The story revolves when young Elsa accidentally freezes (more like a curse) her younger sister Anna which the troll healed by making her forget about Elsa’s powers for her to keep away from the uncontrolled danger Elsa’s going to put her sister in to. And that’s where the depth of the story gets in when both sisters are kept away from each other.

The content of the story was enough to create a depth to feel the weariness and longing of a person for love; but not just any kind of love, but a sisterly love and how you’ll do anything for family.

But well, of course, there is a romantic tone in the movie; it wouldn’t be a Walt Disney fairytale film if not for that, only, it’s more of a supporting story rather than the main plot. And I am so proud of Disney bringing up the thought to children that fairytales don’t compensate the morale of a boy-girl relationship only, no; it also includes friends especially family.

OST

Frozen is a musical animated film, and so there are a lot of singing that’s happening in the film, and it’s so delightful to hear a pop feel to the songs in the movie. Tangled has already started the trend of it before, which was a bit of musical feel rather than a pure pop-song, but still successful.

But the movie Frozen has a lot of good songs to offer. I am so much enticed by Do You Want to Build a Snowman who tunes about Anna waiting from childhood to teenage years for her sister to open the door for them to play again, after the unfortunate incident when they were young and how longing the feel of the song was. Also the song Let It Go which was covered by Demi Lovato as an official song for the movie, which was about letting go of all the halls barred on Elsa’s way; about not hiding her powers anymore from anyone and how free she is to build a castle on the top of the highest mountain in their kingdom.

There are a lot of good songs in the movie which are fancy to hear; especially Kristen Bell and Idina Menzel’s duet, For the First Time in Forever and Josh Gad’s (Olaf) In Summer which tells a tale about the snowman who wants to experience summer that totally cracked me up on my seat.

HUMOR

Humor was not off or heavy, it was just exact for every scene. And the superstar comic character in the movie was Olaf, the snowman. Olaf’s naïve attitude made a perfect fun dialogue for the entire time he’s on screen.

OVERALL

In totality, the movie was pure awesome. It’s now top 2 of the best opening for an animated Walt Disney movie since Lion King. The latter was a classic, and now, Frozen is another epic. I have so much fun watching it in the entire time I was there. Never a dull moment, indeed, and the story was necessary.

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