I am forty years old and I still get excited by the idea of new Disney movie. It’s true. I clapped my hands when I saw the invitation to attend a screening Monday night for the new movie Frozen, and marked it on my calendar immediately. I also didn’t tell the kids we were going until we sat down to dinner that night. A new movie on a Monday night? What’s more fun than that??
Frozen tells the tale of two sisters who used to be close but grew apart. There’s a touch of magic, a lot of laughs, and some not-so-nice bad guys. When Queen Elsa and her sister, Princess Anna, have an emotional argument, it sets off a chain of events that leaves the world, you guessed it, frozen.
Anna journeys to find her sister, and meets a nice boy and his reindeer along the way. In their adventures, they meet Olaf, the talking snowman and official side kick of this movie (think Sebastian, Zazu, etc). The kids LOVED Olaf, and days later, they are quoting him.
This story line, much like Brave, varies from the traditional “lady in distress meets a prince” plot, and instead focuses on the relationship between the two sisters. Anna’s unconditional love to Elsa shines through, and it’s a good message for anyone about loyalty.
All four of us enjoyed this movie- the music is great, the scenery breath-taking, and there are enough plot twists to keep the grown ups guessing. There are a few scenes with a snow monster that are a little intense, but the scenes don’t last long.
Do you think you’ll head out to see Frozen this winter?
Disclosure: My family was invited to the screening for the purpose of this review. All opinions are my own.