Saturday, 4 January 2014

Frozen Review

Hi there guys, so I thought I would do a movie review since I've never done one of those before.
I must say the reason I've never done it was because I'm actually a bit nervous. I've never done a movie review before not even in school - how weird is that? - but I'm going to try now because I think it would be good to get some practice, and besides, how hard can it be?



Movie Review

Frozen is Disney's latest animation film Directed by Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee, Starring
Kristen Bell as Anna, Josh Gad as Kristoff, Idina Menzel as Elsa and Josh Gad as Olaf. 

Like all Disney films, it has comedy and adventure wrapped up in a family musical. The jokes are quirky and cute (perfect for giggly kids or adults with child's humor) and the plot is simple and fun with a little bit of a twist ending with a serendipity that reminds of The Princess and the Frog. 

However the dialogue lacks in some areas where the story is going smoothly but seems to be cut short by dialogue that seems unrelated or doesn't fit in.

When I think of Disney films, music is one of the main areas that I find important. Everyone wants a Disney movie with a songs (or at least song) they can remember. And in any movie I find, the soundtrack makes the movie. But in Disney's 'Frozen' the songs lack their usual Disney charm and timelessness. Again, the lyrics in the songs sometimes take away from the general flow and catchiness of the song and seem unrelated. *Spoilers* For example when the song "Let it Go" ends with "the cold never bothered me anyway". And Anna says the line "in the first time in forever" too many times which made it irritating every time you heard it and it seems like half the song is composed of this one line. Also the beginning song of "Vuelie (feat. Cantus)" was annoying and didn't quite seem to fit in with the theme. I can hear what effect they're trying to make but it just wasn't quite right. Same with "Frozen Heart", the effect was obvious but the song seemed kinda cheesy. The songs definitely take away hugely from the movie as it is a musical. However Olaf's song "In Summer" is funny and cute and Idina Menzel is a great singer as I already know from listening to my "Wicked" CD.

The story did go smoothly though and didn't seem too slow or too fast. I think Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee made the story flow seamlessly from scene to scene and the graphics and look of the characters as well as their outfits was enjoyable for the audience to watch. However they didn't really grasp the 3D effect to their advantage. If I'm going to pay extra to see a movie in 3D I want to remember that I watched in 3D. However during the film I forgot it was in 3D most of the time as they did not exactly use it to their advantage and so it doesn't really make much difference whether you watch it in 3D or not.

The message of the story wasn't quite clear to me. I think the moral might have been something like "love conquers all" but I really don't know. But it is a childrens film so I guess 'love' was just a theme in general.

I know this film got high reviews previously and it got a high rating of 8.1 on IMDb but I definitely don't think it deserved that as the music was such a let down. I guess I would rate it.......6.7


Well I hope that was useful to you, I will try to write more movie reviews and hopefully I will get better :)


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