“Fearless optimist Anna teams up with Kristoff in an epic journey, encountering Everest-like conditions, and a hilarious snowman named Olaf in a race to find Anna’s sister Elsa, whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom in eternal winter.” — (c) Disney
If you’re looking for the perfect family movie, look no further than Disney’s Frozen!
Okay, so I might be a little biased because I’m a Disney kid, but I really liked their latest release. Mostly because, while Frozen has a love story, they don’t treat it as the be-all and end-all of the movie. And for a Disney Princess movie, that’s a big win.
Anna and Elsa, our two main protagonist, are sisters who are given two very different fates: one is destined to be feared, and the other will suffer for it. But because of their love for each other, they will not stop from protecting one another. And that is the driving force behind Frozen: that passion between two sisters who love each other no matter what.
But this being a Disney Princess movie, of course there’s going to be romance. Two, in fact. But we’ll focus on the one between Anna and Prince Hans.
Disney outdoes itself in the pace they deal with the love story thread of the film–and although, as adults, we’re cringing at the fast courtship and engagement of Anna and Prince Hans, they still manage to sell it. So much so that when the film introduces a third party in their love story, you wish that he’d fall in love with Elsa instead.
And I’m not going to continue with that because I do not want to spoil how that love story unravels.
Now, I don’t think the film is perfect. Far from it. There are a couple of plot twists that come left of field, and some plot holes that would make you scratch your head. But, overall, the film is enjoyable enough that said twists and holes don’t detract from the overall experience.
I still prefer Tangled over it, but I love the effort they put into making it different.