Thursday, December 5, 2013


Animated action\ adventure

Idina Menzel: Elsa, the princess of Arendelle
Kristen Bell: her younger sister Anna
Santino Fontana: Prince Hans of the Southern Isles
Josh Gad: Olaf, a snowman
Jonathan Groff: ice seller Kristoff
Chris Williams: owner of Wandering Oaken’s Trading Post

The story of a fearless princess wanting to find her sister, the one with magical power, is replete with musical numbers. In fact, the first half hour or so plays like a Broadway musical with the story being told in lyrical form. From that point the spoken word dominates and we get to see the loving relationship between sisters.

In classic Disney fashion, the sidekick provides a lot of the laughs. In this case it is Sven, Kristoff’s big-hearted reindeer. The silly snowman Olaf steals the show every scene he is in, including the movie poster.

Technically the film is state of the art with exquisite rendering of clothes and hair, beautiful wide screen images but the pedestrian musical numbers are what holds me back to awarding this a five star rating.

Finally one movie-goer had this to say: “I loved the message, about love and devotion, while the kids around me were laughing their heads off at the animals and screeching whenever the snow monster appeared.” That pretty well sums it up.


 for some action, mild rude humour (really mild).

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