Since 2008, strange things have been happening at the House of Mouse – they’ve been making good films again (Bolt, The Princess and the Frog, Tangled… ).
Frozen might be the best of the lot, which is surprising considering the publicity has focused on a snowman seemingly designed with a soft plushy equivalent in mind.
Good thing a movie is substantially longer than a trailer and has space for a dozen great songs, engaging characters and – yes, we’ll say it – an enchanting retelling of The Snow Queen.
Oh, and there’s a fantastic short before the main feature. Bliss.
Simply, it will leave you sitting there with a big fat smile on your big fat face. There are laughs aplenty, memorable tunes galore, and enough subversions of old tropes to make Frozen fresh.
CAST: Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Jonathan Groff, Josh Gad
DIRECTOR: Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee
WRITERS: Jennfer Lee, Chris Buck, Shane Morris, Hans Christian Andersen
SYNOPSIS: Along with a hardy ice-seller and a living snowman, Anna, the princess of Arendelle, sets off into her kingdom’s country to track down her sister Elsa who has gone into exile and inadvertently plunged the realm into eternal winter.