Hej (Danish) my Esteemed Readers,
So, next up is the other half of the Thanksgiving weekend. I manage to barely sneak this one in before I got back to school. On a side note I have finally finished The Book Thief. I didn’t think that I was going to be that sad after that book but nope still managed to tear my heart out. I still maintain in my head that Max and Liesel end up together down the bend because there need to be just a little bit more happiness in that ending. It was a fantastic book and deeply emotional. I loved it and I would highly recommend it. I so excited to see the movie in theaters next weekend after all my finals are done. Well, there you go you get a book recommendation and movie in one review.
Director: Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee
Voices: Idina Menzel, Kristen Bell, Jonathon Groff, Josh Gad, and Santino Fontana.
The Plot: Anna, with the help of a snowman and mountain man named Kristoff, goes to find her sister and bring back summer.
The Review: As you all know by know I have a love, fascination, and a great respect for animated films. They take a tremendous amount of work. I mean all films do but I feel that not a lot of people acknowledge that with animated films. Now I’ve taken a class in animation and I can tell you it’s freakin’ hard. I was really excited for this one and made my dad take me. Now I do this with like every time I go see an animated film. I have read the Snow Queen a long time ago and this is a little different but I was okay with that. First a quick story, this started because I had no one else to take me but now its just because its hilarious. I take my dad. I do this because he’s always turns bright red with embarrassment that he’s stilling in a theater of children of ages like 4 to 7 with his nearly twenty year old daughter. He always asks me too if it ever embarrasses me and I tell him no I don’t care what others think and I going to watch what I’m I want to watch. Also that I probably understand and get more these movies then the kids do because lets face it we miss a lot as children. Trust me rewatch old Disney and animated films you’ll be really surprised at what you missed. That brings us to the movie. Now the dialogue was definitely at a higher level and I didn’t notice it till later on when Olaf the snowman used the word impaled but that was okay it made the film just a little bit better for the adult or this case older kids like me cough. It was funny and witty dialogue that made laugh so hard especially with Olaf. I love the characters. Olaf is funny and cute, Anna is a little awkward but sweet and adorable (I kinda relate to her), Elsa is just so cool, and Kristoff is adorable like Anna. I’m not going to get into Hans because that might spoil something. I didn’t see it coming and I was actually really shocked. Now the voices, oh my god! I have been waiting forever for Idina Menzel to be in a Disney film and she was phenomenal. Let it Go is my favorite part and song of that whole movie but honestly all the music in the film is so amazing. I’ve downloaded it have been listening to it non-stop because its so good. I was a little sad that Jonathon Groff didn’t get to sing more but props to Kristen Bell for shocking me with not only can she sing but she’s got a great voice. Now if the music wasn’t just beautiful enough, it was complemented so beautifully by gorgeous animation. Seriously, it was just so pretty and I fell in love with it.
There was just so much detail in it from Anna’s freckles and how she wakes up to the use of snow and ice to reflect and emphasize Elsa’s emotions. Now I know everyone is saying they look exactly like Rapunzel from Tangled. On same animation studio so same style…duh but when you watch it the features and reaction are really different and they don’t really look like her at all. the facial expression and costumes…just everything is so well animated and detail. I really do sense a nomination for an oscar in best animated film and for its music particularly Let it Go for this film and I will say it will be well deserved. This film had such a broad range of emotions and still carried a sweet message. It was cute and funny but it still had its moment where I almost cried because it was so sad. I fell in love with this movie and left that theater happy and slightly in awe at the music and animation.
YES. Just YES.
Trailer Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FLzfXQSPBOg
Clip 1 (My favorite Scene): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=moSFlvxnbgk
Until next time,