Thursday, November 28 2013, 01:47 PM MST
4 out of 5 Stars
Directors: Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee
Starring: Kristen Bell, Josh Gad, Idina Menzel
Genre: Animated, Adventure, Comedy
Recommended To: Anyone who has any love in their heart for great animated films.
Synopsis: As a young child Princess Elsa displayed magic abilities that her parents believed might make her an outcast. For years she kept her powers a secret, but at her coronation things go terribly wrong forcing Elsa to escape to the mountains leaving her kingdom under a sheet of ice. Anna, Elsa's younger sister, sets out on a journey to try and find Elsa and melt her frozen heart.
Review: For years Disney has relied upon a formula based upon dead parents, princesses and deliciously wicked antagonists. Frozen features deceased parents and a princess, but when it comes to the villain it chances up the formula with wonderful results. Frozen is more about public and self-perception than it is about its less savory characters (the film does have a pair of notable discontents, but neither give Maleficent a run for her money). The songs are good, the comedy works and the animation is breathtaking making Frozen a wonderful film that sits nicely amongst Disney's stronger output since 2010's Tangled. It will appease the rabid fan base while also warming the hearts of those who have become tired of the constant barrage of middling children's films that have become the norm.
-Ryan Michael Painter