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Anna, a fearless optimist, sets off on an epic journey - teaming up with rugged mountain man Kristoff and his loyal reindeer Sven - to find her sister Elsa, whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom of Arendelle in eternal winter. Encountering Everest-like conditions, mystical trolls and a hilarious snowman named Olaf, Anna and Kristoff battle the elements in a race to save the kingdom. From the outside Anna's sister, Elsa looks poised, regal and reserved, but in reality, she lives in fear as she wrestles with a mighty secret-she was born with the power to create ice and snow. It's a beautiful ability, but also extremely dangerous. Haunted by the moment her magic nearly killed her younger sister Anna, Elsa has isolated herself, spending every waking minute trying to suppress her growing powers. Her mounting emotions trigger the magic, accidentally setting off an eternal winter that she can't stop. She fears she's becoming a monster and that no one, not even her sister, can help her. Written by
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In early designs, the giant Snow Monster that Elsa creates was a giant version of Olaf, who addressed him as "little brother." But it was later decided that although it was cute and kind of funny, it ultimately looked a bit dumb. See more »
Kristoff sings 'reindeers are better than people.' The plural of reindeer is reindeer. He might not be well educated, but as someone who has grown up with a reindeer, and around other ice-gathering teams with reindeer, you would think he'd get at least that right. See more »
[pulling on the reins of his reindeer in a snowy land]
Come on, Sven!
[the scene changes to the castle of Arendelle]
[approaching her little sister, who is sleeping soundly in bed]
Elsa, psst! Elsa!
[Anna climbs on the bed and pushes on Elsa]
Wake up! Wake up! Wake up!
Anna, go back to sleep!
[sighs and rolls around]
I just can't! The sky's awake so I'm awake. So we have to play!
Go play by yourself!
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Near the end of the credits the following disclaimer is included: "The views and opinions expressed by Kristoff in the film that all men eat their own boogers are solely his own and do not necessarily reflect the views or opinions of The Walt Disney Company or the filmmakers. Neither The Walt Disney Company nor the filmmakers make any representation of the accuracy of any such views and opinions." See more »
It's difficult be so honest about Disney films without alienating some people. My kids for a start will turn on me for giving this a mediocre score. But it is very just and I feel that most are being carried along with the child hype that surrounds Disney's latest entry.
Musically, the film delivers, even though I am sick to death of the songs that one of my daughters continuously screeches while wrapping up in blankets to imitate the princesses. But it is here where Disney lead and hypnotise an audience into believing that their film is a masterpiece. However, if you stand your ground and look beneath the songs, you will see a story that is in place BUT its scenes remain isolated and disconnected from one another.
It also feels like Disney had realised this, and then filled the gaps with the snowman Olaf. Rather than be a centre figure, like what has been suggested, he is more of the scene filler. He does bring humour, but it just feels like it was a late idea.
The story itself is reasonable, and the story is told well via the music, but scripting does not connect the scenes and so you are left with empty sections. This is also felt with some of the characters, that have no value to the film and you have no emotion for them either.
If we compare this film to a recent one, Tangled, if dwarfs in comparison. Tangled ticked all the right boxes with a great story, comedy combined perfectly, excellent writing and at the end it left you felling great. At the end of Frozen I felt like giving a shrug and then moved on.
When you think Tangled did not receive as much notice in comparison then it only leads me to think that somehow it is something else that has sold this movie rather than it being an excellent film. Whether it be a musical style, or even great advertising, it just doesn't quite add up.
It is not a poor film but it is not brilliant either, and it certainly doesn't live up to its hype but kids will definitely love it.
GIFT-A-SCALE: 6 out of 14
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