Frozen (2013) – Boiling Love in the Arctic

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It’s winter, it’s cold, it’s chilly—it’s Frozen—steaming in July!

Frozen is a story of two sisters, Anna (Kristen Bell) and Elsa (Idina Menzel)—brought together by destiny, separated by circumstances. Anna grows up as the naïve, sweet girl—the epitome of Disney tales, and Elsa grows up as the retrained, contemplative, and piercingly isolated figure—probably representing the life of those high up there in the big offices. Born with special powers of Himalayan grace, Elsa can create a snowstorm from nothing and build an empire of snow and ice within moments. Living with it, as if a curse, Elsa is—for that reason—isolated from outwardly contact, including her own little sister, Anna.

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With such a tight premise, Frozen reveals the spikes of emotions for two orphaned girls in their childhood until they become the strength of one another in their adulthood. The focus, throughout all of it—without any fluctuations in the beats, lies in the saga of Elsa and Anna, with romance, love, treachery, and the subplots giving way to the main event—the relationship dynamic of the two sisters. Wrapped under marvelous 3D animations, the graphical snow land that is visually enchanting and a complete treat for the eyes, the able directions of Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee not only present an animated classic, but a story packed with sentiments, musically-rich performances, and a treatment resembling a play than an animated feature from Disney. Garlanded by the music, Frozen never loses sight of the main stroke, and the theatrical musicals advance the context drawing a fresh sigh from the usual animated movies—an animated musical epic—exhibiting the beauty of the icier world through some of the best animators around.

For Disney fanatics, the characters in this wonder movie may seem similar, almost clones of previous Disney offerings. After all, a princess, a prince, a snowman, a reindeer, a braveheart, and one illustrious Queen, what else does Disney need? The ingredients perfectly laid, the only invoking aspect now—bringing them together in a heartfelt adventure, where one is bound to forget reality and become citizens of this snowy haven. In doing so, Frozen takes inspiration from Hans Christian Anderson’s The Snow Queen, with Jennifer Lee developing a picturesque roadmap encompassing the traditional motifs from Disney fairytales in an enriched parcel, not in any manner the old wine—rather a refined wine in a magnanimous animated feature.

Once again, the animators create fantasy armed to flabbergast viewers. The icy quartz palace amidst the hailing and sensational snowstorm with crystallized arcs—beautiful in artistic design, surrounded around the state-of-art Kingdom of Arendelle, and the blankets of the arctic, Frozen is stunning in its combination of art and design with its touching story about the warmth of love. Surrounded by an array of lovable and admiring characters, especially Kristoff (Jonathan Groff), his adoring Reindeer, and the mightily cute snowman, Olaf (Josh Gad), Frozen freezes the viewers in admiration.

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A wonderful visual display of the truest and simplest emotions; Frozen stands apart as an emotional glee, a pleasing animated movie that brings back the little, happy moments of life and catapults viewers to a fairyland that most of us grew cherishing and believing. One simple magic of love stands as the infinite key to the happy summers of the land in this terrific, unmissable, experience that makes you a believer of Disney’s universe again. All I can say is, come—fall in love with your childhood, again.

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