Tuesday, 30 December 2014

My film review - Frozen

Wow. Lets just get it out there, let it out, set it free. Wow. I am 38 years old - clearly not the intended target market for this film. Frozen in case you are wondering is the film in question.

I've heard the songs of course. By gosh, you would have to be under a rock the past year if you had somehow avoided hearing either 'Let it Go' or 'Do you want to build a snowman'!

Frozen was released in 2013, but its taken me until now to watch it. Its all about Elsa and Anna. Princesses of Arendelle. Elsa accidentally freezes Anna whilst playing as children, so her parents tell her to hide her gift. Her gift being that she can produce snow and ice.

As they grow up, Elsa hides herself away. Anna sings to her 'do you want to build a snowman' but Elsa won't come out. Their parents die on as a storm hits their boat. Elsa, years later, is to be crowned queen. At her coronation though, everyone learns of her abilities. She flees, singing the now infamous 'let it go'.

Anna goes after her, having fallen in love with a prince she just met. He takes over in her absence. Anna meets Kristoff and his reindeer Sven. They then encounter Olaf - the snowman Elsa bought to life.

Anna finds Elsa, but in her panic, Elsa freezes Anna's heart. Kristoff takes Anna to the trolls, who bought him up. They know all about true love. Kristoff takes her back to Arendelle, narrowly escaping the snow monster. Kristoff leaves her with her true love, as an act of true love can save Anna.

Unfortunately, Hans is a conman and he leaves Anna to die. Olaf rescues her, and Kristoff comes racing back to save her. Elsa has been captured and trapped in the castle. Hans orders her to be killed. Elsa though, escapes. Hans finds Elsa and tells her that Anna is dead. In her grief, Elsa causes the storm to stop.

Anna is told by Olaf that Kristoff is in love with her. They try to reach each other. Anna's hair has turned totally white as her heart freezes. She almost reaches Kristoff, but sees that Hans is going to kill Elsa and she jumps in front of his sword. Anna freezes. Elsa hugs her, and slowly Anna thaws - her act of true love has thawed her frozen heart.

Anna and Kristoff share their first kiss, Elsa learns love is the key to her powers. Olaf is given his own weather cloud to protect him and stop him melting, and Hans is taken for his punishment. Plus the elders are sacked. Happily every after!!

This is, quite possibly, one of the best films ever, and the best original songs to a film ever. At some point I hope that I stop singing them to my long suffering family as I am no singer!! Fabulous. Just fabulous.


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