Monday, May 12, 2014

Movie Monday: Frozen

This week's Movie Monday is Frozen. I was with family for Easter and my little cousin wanted all of us to watch Frozen with her. Since I never saw the movie, I figured it would be something fun to watch since I know it has been a hit with kids. The movie was directed by Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee. The screenplay was inspired by the story of Hans Christian Andersen "The Snow Queen". It is an animated feature.

IMDB Storyline: Anna (Kristen Bell), a fearless optimist, sets off on an epic journey - teaming up with rugged mountain man Kristoff (Jonathan Groff) and his loyal reindeer Sven - to find her sister Elsa (Idina Menzel), whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom of Arendelle in eternal winter. Encountering Everest-like conditions, mystical trolls, and a hilarious snowman named Olaf (Josh Gad), 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.

My Thoughts: I was pleasantly surprised on how well done the move was. Plus having my little cousin know all the words and sing a long to the songs made it more fun. The story was fun and simple to follow. At times you wanted to yell at Anna to just leave Elsa alone. The movie was great because the one you think is the villain is not and you end up cheering for her. 

It was a visually pleasing movie. The snow storm and the Ice Castle are so visually beautiful that you are amazed and almost want to go out into the snow. Plus when Elsa embraces her powers and her dress turns into a sparkly ice blue gown, I can understand why all the little girls want to be Elsa. 

I would recommend this movie for kids of all ages. It is fun and refreshing and has catchy tunes. It has funny moments and you are pleasantly surprised with the hero at the end.

Check the movie out and let me know your thoughts.

Post by Vikki
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