Disney’s Frozen hits the big screens this week. Blair Stover recognizes that Disney put a lot of thought into the portrayal of this movie’s princess. The movie attempts to please the parents who want their daughters to aspire to more than a princess waiting to be rescued and while also gives us the sense of a fairytale. While viewers can debate how Disney balances the two, the fact remains that the film remains a fun story either way.
Frozen is an updated version of the “Snow Queen” by Hans Christian Anderson. Viewers will be entertained by a proactive princess along with catchy tunes.
How will our little girls be impressed? This storyline centers around two sisters who live in a castle. The movie is about learning and personal growth. Characters in this story must learn to overcome the fears they have about their own abilities. Furthermore, they will learn how to embrace their own power to do this.
If you are not familiar with the Snow Queen, here it is in a nutshell. Anna (Kristen Bell) adores her older sister Elsa (Idina Menzel and Maia Mitchell). The two are princesses. Elsa holds the power to summon wintery precipitation, making for some fun. However, when Anna is accidentally struck in the head by Elsa’s ice touch she can only be revived by the Troll King (Ciaran Hinds). He erases Anna’s memory of this incident.
From this point, Elsa hides away in fear of not being able to control her own powers. Anna is left in confusion of why her sister has distanced herself, and with their coming of age how they deal with these problems together.
Fun for children, the film is a great film for the family. Though you tell us: what did you think of it? Share in the comments below.