Frozen 3D

Walt Disney comedy adventure based on the Hans Christian Andersen fairytale,The Snow Queen and winner of the 2014 Best Animated Film Academy Award. Fearless optimist Anna (voice of Kristen Bell) sets off - with rugged mountain man Kristoff and his loyal reindeer Sven - to find her sister, whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom of Arendelle in eternal winter. Encountering Everest-like conditions, mystical trolls and a snowman named Olaf, Anna and Kristoff battle the elements in a race to save the kingdom. 

From directors Chris Buck (Surf’s Up) and Jennifer Lee (screenwriter of Wreck-It Ralph). This is Disney’s 53rd feature-length animated movie.

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Awards

Best Animated Film and Original Song, Academy Awards 2014; Best Animated Film, BAFTAs and Golden Globes 2014

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Studio

Disney

Adventure, Animated, Comedy, Kids & Family, 3D

95mins

Rating: G

USA

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Opening with a superb working-class musical number that echoes the seven dwarfs’ Heigh Ho, Frozen outlines its desire to spellbind its audience in that ol’ “Disney magic” from scene one. It’s a comparison wholeheartedly earned with its loveable characters, gorgeous artistry and superb show tunes, but it’s the infusion of contemporary life lessons that ultimately make Frozen a family-friendly triumph.

Loosely based on the fantasy fable The Snow Queen, the story opens with a years-gone-by childhood prologue of Anna and her magical sibling Elsa, expressing their shared joy, sudden isolation and eventual misery through song – a Les Mis for kids. From there, the plot weaves together a romance triangle, political treachery and themes of self-acceptance – nothing we haven’t seen before – but when Frozen presents its ideals of ‘true love’, it becomes a work that holds significantly more value to growing girls than the Walt Disney classics of yore.

The script’s wit occasionally wobbles when the leads attempt to use modern social mannerisms (“That just happened,”) that feel distractingly out-of-character. And while Sven, the canine reindeer, has his appeal, he’s no Maximus (Tangled). Fortunately, Olaf, the blissfully ignorant snow man, proves a memorable kiddie comic relief in Disney’s extensive sidekick canon. Introduced halfway through the film, Olaf’s scenes are short-n-sweet with consistently funny acts of naivety that never run the risk of overexposure, with the excellent Josh Gad applying enough restraint to make his gullible innocence charming rather than annoying.

Following on from 2009’s bold The Princess and the Frog, 2010’s fantastic Tangled and last year’s awesome Wreck-It RalphFrozen is confirmation that we’ve entered a new Disney renaissance.

Dissolve (USA)

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Following closely in the footsteps of 2010's Tangled.. hits many of the same beats, and finds some of the same freshness in a complicated family dynamic.

Empire (UK)

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The plot's all over the place, but there are a lot of laughs and some strong action beats along the way.

Guardian (UK)

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Glorious family entertainment.

Hollywood Reporter

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This smartly dressed package injects a traditional fairy tale with enough contemporary attitudes and female empowerment touches to please both little girls and their moms.

Sydney Morning Herald

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A modern twist on a classic Disney formula with lashings of dry wit and old-school romance.

Time Out London

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Has both showtunes and darkness, but most satisfying is a formula-defying finale that successfully subverts the fairytale status quo.

Total Film (UK)

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A solid addition to the canon. Catchy tunes will have you humming, but the hunt for the next The Little Mermaid continues...

Variety (USA)

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This always enjoyable tale of mysterious magic, imperiled princesses and square-jawed men of action proves longer on striking visuals than on truly engaging or memorable characters.

the most boring times

If you like classic Walt Disney than you must go but if it reminds you like me on the most boring times of your childhood, where I hoped this scenes filled with howling voices seem never to end and when they do I am “frozen” stiff in fear for the next to come stay as far away from this 50th style BS as you possibly can.