Disney’s Frozen (2013 film)
If there’s one movie you shouldn’t miss with your friends and family this year, (I can say The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug but) it’s Frozen. Especially for people my age who grew up with The Little Mermaid, Beauty and The Beast, and even those who have experienced watching older Disney films (our aunties had an entire collection of the earlier Disney Princess films), this particular animated feature might just bring you back to the old days where singing in cartoons was fun.
I can’t say much because I don’t really want to spoil it for you guys, but let’s just say Frozen brought old school back and merged it with progressively self-empowering (not the bratty, self-entitled kind) values. Like Merida in Brave, the two new Disney Princesses are definitely not your typical damsels-in-distress in need of the gallant white knight. There were certain instances that had me facepalming to death but it was negligible when you look at this feature holistically.
I have to admit there have been many recent musical animated features but none after Aladdin (not since lyricist Howard Ashman’s death) had anything remained glued in my head. That is, until I heard this:
(That was unmistakably Idina Menzel, Elphaba of Wicked, by the way.)
So go on. Grab your kids or your friends and see this movie before it disappears from the big screen!