Review: Disney’s “Frozen” Blu-ray

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Having reached over a billion dollars at the box office, two Academy Awards and merchandising that’s seemingly everywhere, it’s not really a great surprise to suggest that the “Frozen” Blu-ray is a movie that you’ll definitely want to add to your collection. From its release last November, it has become an instant Disney classic and world-wide phenomenon. Rather than spending any of your time on if you should buy it, we’ve already established that. Instead, we’re going to spend a few minutes focusing on why “Frozen” is such a huge success and what separates it from other animated films.

There are several reasons that the movie sits so well with fans everywhere including the top-notch animation, music and, in my opinion, the complex characters. If you have not yet seen the film, or read about the details of it online, “Frozen” is an adaptation from Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Snow Queen.” The story focuses on Elsa (Idina Menzel) who has a unique gift of controlling ice and snow. As the queen of the kingdom of Arendelle, Elsa seems the part. She is both reserved and regal, poised and graceful. But although she does an adequate job of hiding it with her elegant appearance, she is actually quite troubled on the inside. She really can’t control her abilities and her powers nearly caused her sister Anna’s (Kristen Bell) death, Elsa had lived in fear for a great amount of her life. She is too nervous to let her powers out, and as a result, she has locked herself in her room, living basically in isolation, even from those she loved the most.

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We already mentioned the animation as a strong point for the film, and as you’d probably expect from a movie called “Frozen,” many of the terrains in the film are snow covered. It’s easy to assume that would probably be rather bland, but as you can see in the image above, it’s far from it. Disney has actually done an amazing job of making this a plus by keeping the landscapes, including the kingdom of Arandelle, varied enough that they are very inviting and pleasing to the eye. Elsa’s ice powers are something to behold and you feel completely immersed in the environment.

Along with the beautiful environments and complex characters, you also get a top-notch Disney musical. This is not to say this is a good musical for an animated film, it’s so good that you sometimes forget you are watching an animated film. The songs were written by Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez and really hit home. They are not only really catchy and great fun to listen to, they really drive the story home. I’m not sure we really need to even say anything about Idina Menzel’s performance because it’s been said so many times already. Kristen Bell was actually quite a surprise to us as we didn’t know she could sing so well and Josh Gad (Olaf) even has a rather funny number called “In Summer.” We can’t really say enough good things about the music in this film.

It’s really something when you can say that a film is simply one of the best Disney movies ever made, but it’s true with Disney’s “Frozen.” I’ve given you a number of reasons why it deserves a spot up on that mantle, and I’d be remiss not to point out one final thing that I think is very important: “Frozen” is a musical that has princesses as its primary characters, but it’s full of great action and is truly a movie that can be enjoyed by both girls and boys.

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Disclosure: We received a complimentary copy of this movie. All opinions are our own.

Amy Crooks

Hi!! I'm Amy, and I am the owner and writer of this site. I'm a stay-at-home mom that enjoys cooking, crafting and cheering on my favorite hockey, football, baseball and basketball teams! I have an amazing husband and son (Clayton III does a little writing for the site too)!! :)

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