Critics' Corner: Frozen
Thu, 28 Nov 2013 16:42:00 GMT — There is no hope for any other animation studio to overtake Disney as the king of animated cinema. Despite the fact that I've noticed that most of their movies in recent years are more carefully orchestrated than challenging cinema, they have the secret potion. "Frozen" is without question carefully orchestrated to appeal to a wide variety of youths and adults. While the delivery is magical, beautiful and heart-warming is it also easy on the brain and predictable as they come."Frozen", based loosely on the Hans Christian Anderson tale, "The Snow Queen", is as a whole catered toward a certain audience; preteen and above girls. There's princess', romance, singing and dancing and if the entire movie were that way, the boy Disney fans would be squirming in their seats. Disney would never make that mistake though, would they? Absolutely not. Insert a naÃ¯ve little fun-loving snowman named Olaf and a giant frightening snow beast and "Frozen" is no longer just for little girls. It's for everybody who has a heart and wants to enjoy a world where people are sickeningly kind and good-willed for a couple of hours. Well, except for a couple, but you wouldn't have a Disney movie if it weren't for a couple of bad seeds.That being said, "Frozen" may be orchestrated and predictable, but it is also one of the finest visual treats Disney has produced in years. In fact, I will go as far as to predict that it will become, at some point or another, a classic that is viewed by millions every winter. Olaf the snowman may just go down as one of the best sidekicks to a leading character since Hermey from "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer".It's a shame that more people in the world aren't as simplistic, genuine and naÃ¯ve as Olaf and Anna (voiced by Kristen Bell). That is the true source of Disney's magic and it is so very simple. We live in a world where we lose our innocence and simplicity way too soon in life. Disney paints a world that we've all forgotten and the kids can relate to. In the movie, Anna falls in love with a prince from Weselton in one-day and wants to be married because she's lonely. While the movie paints this as way too fast and questions what love is, we, in a matter of minutes fall in love with the characters on screen. We've forgotten what it's like to be trusting and openly joyous. "Frozen" explores love and kindness like only the movie studio that built the happiest place on earth can; heavy on the cheese, heavy on the cuteness, heavy on the goofiness, a princess, incredibly visuals, equally incredible sound and beautiful singing from Kristen Bell and Wicked star Idina Menzel. "Frozen" is a Disney classic in the making.