In theatres: Disney's Frozen

Carly Deziel reviews Disney's new movie Frozen and recommends that you take your kids to see it this holiday season.

Photo: Disney Pictures Canada Photo: Disney Pictures Canada

Just in time for the upcoming holiday season, Disney's Frozen invites families into a world with talking snowmen, Prince Charming, and a mountain man with a reindeer. But, at the heart of the story, is the relationship between two young sisters.

The premise:
Frozen was inspired by the Hans Christian Andersen's tale, The Snow Queen. With elements taken from this classic, Frozen recreates a whole new story. Fearless optimist Anna (Kristen Bell) sets off on an epic journey, teaming up with rugged mountain man Kristoff and his loyal reindeer, Sven, to find her sister Elsa (Idina Menzel), whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom of Arendelle in an eternal winter. Encountering Everest-like conditions, mystical trolls and a hilarious snowman named Olaf, Anna and Kristoff battle the elements in a race to save the kingdom.

What we loved:

Despite a relatively unknown cast of voice actors, the characters in Frozen will completely warm your heart and, of course, entertain your little ones.

Real-life comedian Josh Gad (recently seen in Jobs) is the voice of the quirky snowman, Olaf, who will bring lots of laughs to both kids and parents, alike.

There are some really interesting relationships featured in this film. The friendship between Kristoff and his reindeer, Sven, is great fun. Plus, there's an intriguing love triangle between Anna, Kristoff and the prince — which is something that we haven’t seen before in a Disney flick.


Parental advisory (potential spoilers): As we all know, all Disney movies come equipped with a villain, and this one's no different. Watch out for the evil snow-monster, which may frighten the little ones. Other than that, Frozen is full of happy and light-hearted-moments.

Canadian rating: PG — Parental guidance is suggested

Final verdict: Go see this movie! Probably not best for ages five and under, but for those mini-movie lovers in the house, this one is sure to be a hit. And parents, I think you’ll find this Disney movie easy to enjoy.

This article was originally published on Nov 27, 2013

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