‘Frozen’ Warms Moviegoers’ Hearts

Snowman Olaf, voiced by Josh Gad, provides most of the humor for the film, with funny one-liners that children and teenagers will enjoy.

Although the title implies something different, Frozen will melt the hearts of audience members of all ages.

Directed by Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee, the animated family comedy has been nominated for 29 awards, including two Golden Globes, and it came out less than two months ago.

In the film, “Fearless optimist Anna teams up with Kristoff in an epic journey, encountering Everest-like conditions, and a hilarious snowman named Olaf in a race to find Anna’s sister Elsa, whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom in eternal winter,” reads the movie summary on IMDb.

NDA senior Jessie Staed loved the movie, and says she wouldn’t change a thing. “Like always I have loved every song of a Disney movie,” she said. “Frozen brings out every one of your emotions: sad, scared, and happy. It was also very funny!”

One popular aspect of the film is that it breaks away from the classic aspects of a Disney movie. Don’t expect Anna, the princess, to be like Cinderella or Belle.

“I liked how modern they made Anna’s behavior. They made her more of one of those awkward girls than someone who’s flawless,” said Staed’s sister Jacque, who loved Frozen so much that she said it is now her favorite Disney movie.

“It was nice how Disney broke away from the princess being saved by a prince who comes out of nowhere, when they’ve never met before, and live happily ever after. That gets a little old after a while,” she added.

There is not one female lead in this film, but two, which is also different for Disney. There is a villain, however, but it is not who you expect it to be.

The film also includes many musical numbers that are pleasing to listen to. Probably the most popular song in the movie, “Let It Go,” was stuck in my head hours after the film ended, but in a good way.

The star-studded cast includes Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, and Jonathan Groff. Don’t recognize Menzel and Groff by name? Menzel plays Rachel Berry’s mom and Groff plays Jesse St. James, both from the popular Fox series “Glee.”

Frozen is fun for all ages. Everyone in the theater, from the youngest child to the elderly couple, seemed to enjoy the film.

The plot is different than other Disney films. Yes, some parts are predictable, but one major twist will leave the audience in shock. The movie definitely ended differently than I expected it to when it started.

Frozen also leaves the audience laughing. Snowman Olaf, voiced by Josh Gad, provides most of the humor for the film, with funny one-liners that children and teenagers will enjoy.

Overall, this is definitely a film I want to see again, and will purchase when it comes out on DVD. It is funny and unpredictable, and it also provides moral lessons different than past Disney films.

So grab your little sister, your grandpa, or your boyfriend, and go see Frozen. “Only an act of true love can thaw a frozen heart.”

Link to trailer:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FLzfXQSPBOg