Frozen: More Than Just a Princess Story

Walt Disney Pictures released another princess tale for the holidays on Wednesday, November 27.  Frozen, a computer-animated film, is loosely based on Hans Christian Anderson’s fairy tale, The Snow Queen. It features the voices of Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Jonathan Groff, Josh Gad, and Santino Fontana.

Lasting an hour and a half, the movie manages to successfully touch the hearts of viewers. It is full of beautiful animations, catchy songs, and lovable characters.

The animations of the film are magnificent and gracefully depict the movement of the snow and ice. The most exciting scene is when Queen Elsa releases her ice powers because in doing so, she sculpts an ice castle and an aesthetically pleasing stairway leading to it. Upon seeing these structures, I was in awe because they allowed me to see snow and ice as a form of art.

Out of the many Disney princess films that I have seen, Frozen has the best soundtrack. “Let It Go,” sung by Idina Menzel, is one of the best songs in the movie.  It conveys Queen Elsa’s emotions as she transforms. The lyrics explain how great she feels when she is finally able to be herself. Menzel’s voice adds a magical feeling, which completes the song well.

Queen Elsa is among my favorite characters in the movie. She is an emotional character as a result of a complicated past. Throughout the movie, the audience cheers for her along her journey to self-acceptance. Her use of ice magic is also very fun to watch.

Another one of my favorite characters is Olaf the snowman. He adds a lot of the humor to the film, which stems from his innocence and naivety. For example, he sings about wishing to experience summer so he can have fun at the beach, not knowing the fate of snowmen in the hot, summer air. In addition, his wacky personality offers guidance to Princess Anna about making tough choices about love. Olaf is both a funny and lovable character.

Other than just showing how a princess finds her prince charming, Frozen also emphasizes the importance of family. The film contains wonderful animations, an inspiring plot, and well-casted voices that fit the characters perfectly. This Walt Disney film deserves critical acclaim.


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