I saw the new Disney movie Frozen on Friday, and it lived up to everything I had heard about it. The animation was amazing, and the characters were well developed. This is an excellent family movie because the plot centers around familial love with a side of romance and adventure, instead of Disney’s recent typical romance/adventure-centric plot.
With two sisters who are very different -Elsa is shy, elegant, and reserved, while Anna is energetic, clumsy, and friendly- but who still love each other to the extent that they do, Frozen does a very good job of showing that siblings should be able to depend on each other despite their differences.
Younger kids will love the side characters, Sven the reindeer and Olaf the talking snowman, and will enjoy the surprise betrayal plot twist. Older kids and adults will probably notice some deeper things going on, such as the multiple reasons why Elsa would be upset when Anna finds her, how lonely both sisters really are, and how both princesses have an inner battle between selfishness and selflessness that they must fight with.
And of course, everyone will leave the theater with at least one of the amazing songs from the movie stuck in their head. I’ve been singing “Let it Go” and “Do You Wanna Build a Snowman” for days. So be warned, Frozen is a very, very catchy musical.