Frozen (2013) Film Review

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Two princesses are inseparable until the older, Elsa, cursed with the ability to turn anything she touches to ice manages to injure her sister. She is then locked away for everyone’s safety, but this cannot last forever, and eventually the gates are opened and both Anna and Elsa must face their greatest hopes and fears.

I know I go on about it a lot, but gee it is nice to have some strong female characters in animated films. Sure, Anna needs the help of a man, a male reindeer and a male snowman to find her sister, and both women are manipulated by men throughout… oh, hang on. Don’t tell me I’ve been fooled into thinking there are good gender representations here? It would have been a real shame to not have Olaf there, but what if it had just been a humourous reindeer, or even just the snowman? Snowwoman? Am I too caught up in this?

Gender politics aside, the music is awesome. The story is great – the fact that a lot of the film has no real villain is very interesting. And that it is not a typical tale. And really, the songs are ace. Perhaps a little too catchy – finding myself singing ‘Let It Go’ all over the place is a bit insane making, but still. Fun and ace.

Frozen won Oscars for Best Animated Feature Film of the Year and Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Song (Let it Go). It also won a Golden Globe for Best Animated Feature Film and was nominated for Best Original Song – Motion Picture (Let it Go) and won a BAFTA for Best Animated Film.

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