Frozen will freeze you to your seats
Shandi Austin, Veritas Staff
On November 27th, 2013, the new movie from Walt Disney Animation Studios, Frozen, hit theaters in America.
This captivating film follows royal sisters Anna and Elsa in Elsa’s epic journey of learning and controlling her magic ice powers in the kingdom of Arendelle.
Frozen features a cast full of Broadway alumni, such as Idina Menzel (Rent, Wicked) as Elsa, Kristen Bell (Adventures of Tom Sawyer) as Anna, Jonathan Groff (Spring Awakening) as Kristoff, Santino Fontana (Cinderella) as Hans, and Josh Gad (The Book Of Mormon) as Olaf.
These actors all contribute to the beautiful songs featured in the film. The song “Let It Go” sung by Menzel, was even nominated for a Golden Globe. The songs really contribute to the story, and show the emotions of the characters.
The film teaches important lessons of friendship, love, talent, and loneliness. Elsa is extremely independent and doesn’t let anything get in her way. However, she still can be vulnerable throughout the movie. She remains strong despite her pain. Elsa is definitely a role model for people everywhere.
Audiences of all ages are reacting to Frozen and everything about it. Little kids, adults, and teenagers have all seen and enjoyed it. Frozen is a family friendly movie that all ages could enjoy.
Freshman Taylor Gallagher really enjoyed it.
“I like the snowman, Olaf,” she said.
Junior Chris Landy said, “It was frick-a-fracking amazing!”
With breathtaking animation, diverse characters, and memorable songs, Frozen is so much more than just another animated movie. There’s a lot to learn and gather from its messages about friendships, isolation, and independence.
Frozen won a Golden Globe Award last month for Best Animated Feature Film.
The film has also been nominated for an Academy Award in the same category. The Oscar winners will be announced on March 2.
A stage version of Frozen for Broadway is confirmed to be in the works, and a sing-along version of the movie was released in theaters January 31.
This review was published in the Veritas’ February print edition. Frozen did win the Academy Award for Best Animated Film on March 2.