Quick Blu-ray Review – ‘Frozen’

Hello everyone! 🙂

Welcome to ‘Bradley’s Basement’ blog and I’m Tim Bradley!

I’m looking forward to seeing ‘Frozen II’ at the cinema next Tuesday. I hope to add a quick review on the movie in that week. In the meantime, let me share with you my thoughts on Disney‘s ‘Frozen’ which was released in 2013. ‘Frozen’ was the first Blu-ray my parents and I got in November 2014. 🙂

I like ‘Frozen’! It’s a pretty good Disney CGI animated movie. Over the years, ‘Frozen’ has got the reputation as one of the most successful CGI Disney animated films ever made. With its musical songs and score; its characters and a wintry feel to make it watched at Christmas time, it’s a worthwhile film.

‘Frozen’ is inspired by the Hans Christian Anderson story ‘The Snow Queen’. It focuses on two sisters – princesses – who live in the kingdom of Arendelle. One sister, Elsa, has unique icy powers. As little girls, Elsa and her sister Anna played together, especially with the wintry that power Elsa had in her.

But Elsa accidentally injured Anna and soon, Elsa became isolated from Ann during the years they grew up. Years later, after their parents died, Elsa becomes the new queen of Arendelle. Anna wishes to be reunited with her sister once again, but Elsa refuses, scared her icy powers might harm others.

Eventually, Elsa’s powers get revealed in public and she soon runs away to the snowy mountains where she can be free. Anna journeys to find Elsa and is accompanied by rugged iceman Kristoff; his loyal reindeer Sven and a naive snowman named Olaf who wants to experience what summer is like.

For a while, I expected this Disney animated film to be a traditional and perhaps average fairy tale like all the other Disney films I’ve seen. But surprisingly, this film featured quite a number of twists and surprises, including the villain, who I won’t reveal here, turning out not quite who I had expected.

The film’s voice cast is pretty good. Anna is voiced by Kristen Bell and Elsa is voiced by Idina Menzel. Kristoff is voiced by Jonathan Groff and Olaf is voiced by Josh Gad. There’s also Hans, the prince from the Southern Isles, voiced by Santino Fontana, whom Anna falls in love with in one day in the movie.

There’s the Duke of Weselton, voiced by Alan Tudyk, who becomes suspicious of Elsa when she’s hidden herself for many years. I didn’t realise that Grand Pabbie, the Troll King, was voiced by Ciarán Hinds, who I’ve seen in the 1995 version of ‘Persuasion’ and ‘The Nativity Story’ film. That’s amazing!

Of course the film is most remembered for its songs and music, most notably the song ‘Let It Go’. I like hearing that song too and whilst it’s overplayed in recent years, there’s no denying how catchy it is. ‘Frozen’ won an Academy Award for Best Original Song in ‘Let It Go’, didn’t you know? Amazing! 🙂

The film features a happy ending that I didn’t expect to happen as I watched the film. Usually in fairy tales, there is an act of true love which is usually true love’s first kiss. That does get set up somewhat in the film, but a twist is revealed where the act of true love isn’t a kiss. It’s…well, I’ll let you find out.

‘Frozen’ is a very good Disney CGI animated film. It became popular when it was released at cinemas and it’s still very popular today. I’m glad my parents and I have the film on Blu-ray and we can easily watch it before Christmas time. This is a Disney film you don’t want to miss out on. It’s a very good one. 🙂

Looking forward to seeing ‘Frozen II’ next at the cinema!

Thanks for reading!

Bye for now!

Tim. 🙂

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