Disney’s Frozen, a holiday hit for families
Jimmy Graner, Rocket Contributor
December 4, 2013
Filed under Campus Life
Disney is known for producing some of the best-animated films ever. The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast, and The Little Mermaid are just some of the most famous. To gain much popularity though, such films must stand out from others. In order to do this, they must bring to the table the power of laughter, sadness, and powerful voices.
Frozen, the newest Disney animated film to hit theaters, does just that. Unlike other Disney films, Frozen has two lead female roles. Elsa (Idina Menzel) is a princess with the incredible power to produce ice and snow. Anna (Kristen Bell) is the younger sister of Elsa, who’s just along for the fun ride. However the fun stops when Elsa accidentally freezes her sister with her powers. To prevent this accident from ever happening again, a magical troll gives Anna some very powerful advice. Elsa must refrain from ever talking to Anna and carry out the years of growing up by residing in her room without ever coming out. To make matters worse, the parents of the two are killed in a storm at sea. After three years, the summer coronation of Elsa arrives, meaning the two sisters, along with neighboring dignitaries across the land, spend one day together in celebration. During the reception, Anna causes a stir with her sister, making her unleash her power for the whole colony to bare-witness to. It comes to this point that Elsa decides to flock to the mountains (but not before turning her surroundings into ice and snow), leaving Anna with a tough decision on what to do.
On her journey to the mountains to make things right with her sister, she comes in contact with Kristoff (Jonathan Groff), who lends the helping hand, like all male Disney characters do. The added bonus of a talking snow man named Olaf (Josh Gad) who dreams of living his life in the sun, will steal the spotlight from every other character just for his kooky voice and fun-loving attitude. With the villain revealed later, the common idea of how a Disney movie goes about is 100% complete.
The added bonus of the film is definitely the eight musical numbers. Although the beginning gets kind of annoying with every other portion being a sing-a-long, it slowly turns into a well-balanced storyline over a musical. Even the tone being used is soothing. Whether it is a sad or funny scene, the melody adds inspiration to everything.
You don’t have to be a kid to enjoy this one. Frozen brings out the good in everyone with the pleasing atmosphere of what may just be an early Christmas present. The bond of two sisters will always be strong with the power of friendship and love.