"For The First Time in Forever…"
I fulfilled my grader cousins’ Christmas wish yesterday, they’ve wanted to watch Disney’s Frozen so badly (most probably because I kept feeding them with new trailers hahaha) and so we did. Hey, I’m a sucker for Musical, so how could I ever miss this one anyway (especially Disney’s…D’oh!). How did it go? They were very satisfied and pleased! As for me? …I made the wrong decision to listen to the Original Soundtrack days before, which eventually spoiled most of the plot *sigh*. I enjoyed it greatly, it was beautiful and a gorgeous musical and has a very strong Broadway-feel… but yeah, was kinda expecting I walked out with gleaming eyes with all the surprise, the same way I did after watching Tangled. So fair warning, do NOT listen to the songs before hand!
Many characters got their chance to shine through songs, and each tune sounded distinct with a different vibe to one another. Though the biggest disappointment would be not having a longer tune for Jonathan Groff’s Kristoff. I’m not a fan of the actor (and trust me, NOT because of his ‘love preference’), but dude has a really awesome vocal to belt out gorgeous music. Then again, didn’t think the character and the word ‘gorgeous’ blend well at all though. Thankfully we got the charming Prince song by Santino Fontana’s Hans. Honestly, there wasn’t even any song I dislike from the movie, but the highlight would be Josh Gad’s Olaf’s “In Summer” and that catchy Troll’s song “Fixer Upper”. I didn’t dig Idina Menzel’s Elsa’s “Let it Go” as much as I expected to be eventhough her power vocal was totally a total winner… but that scene was really REALLY beautiful to view.
The best thing about the movie, was that it didn’t shy or hesitate to put a twist on what could’ve been a predictable plot. Your definition of “True Love” will be broadened (I’m talking to you love-birds) and all the stereotyping would just show that there is something than meets the eye. Sure, we have a Disney Princess… two even… but they are modern Princesses, so don’t judge them cheesy or silly before you watch them.
To sum up, this movie is highly recommended… after all, it’s a Disney’s animation. But truly, go watch this with your family, cause this is a true family movie. This was definitely my last visit to the Cinema for the year (and heaven knows, probably in this city as well), so I’m glad I took my Mom along for the ride. We all had a really great time! If you’re a musical fan, you need to see this, especially if you’re into Broadway cause for some reasons this felt the most Broadway-ish of all Disney’s Princess movies. The music will get stuck in your head for days (still playing auto-repeat in my head as of typing), and the message will live on through your heart in a very warming -NOT cold- way. In fact, I already can’t wait to see it again on home video… *sigh*. Just one word of advice, AVOID listening to the soundtrack if you haven’t seen it yet… trust me, you’ll enjoy the movie A LOT better hahaha