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Let it go-turn away and slam the door. I don't care what they will say. Let the storm rage on. The cold never bothered me anyway,
This review is from: Frozen [DVD] (DVD)
This is an impressively BEAUTIFUL film, with very endearing characters, solid scenario, fun moments for little ones, good dialogs, impressive images, nice music and one simply unbelievably POWERFUL song, the "Let it go!".
This film was inspired by Hans Christian Andrsen magnificent story the "Snow Queen", published the first time in 1845, but it is only a distant inspiration - the story in the film has very little in common with this classic bittersweet treat. In fact it is a completely different tale, about two princesses, Elsa, the wise but sad elder sister and Anna, the impulsive, merry but a little bit foolish (at least initially) younger one. The sisters love one another dearly, but early in their childhood dire circumstances (and a REALLY stupid advice) erected a wall between them - and in fact also a wall between Elsa and all the rest of the world... And the day this wall unavoidably collapses, well, Elsa will "let it go" - and all hell will break loose! I will say here nothing more about the story.
My 12 year old daughter simply adored this film. My 4 year old daughter liked it too, although she didn't exactly understand the story, but she was quite happy with the snowman Olaf (lots of giggling), the OTHER snowman who was not Olaf (lots of pretending to be afraid), the reindeer Sven ("daddy can I have a reindeer?"), the carrots (an important element of the film), the songs and the beautiful images.
Me, I was absolutely impressed by the visual aspect of this film, the clever dialogs and this INCREDIBLE "Let it go!" song, which is I believe the best musical cinema moment I had since "The circle of life" in "Lion King". And also I was absolutely impressed with the character of Elsa - we can clearly see there a John Lasseter's touch in the scenario, a little bit similar to the "corrected image of typical Disney princess" he already offered us in "Brave" and "Tangled".
This film teaches us many things, including two crucially important warnings for parents:
- if you have a child with issues, do not take advice from a troll! Or at least get also a second opinion!
- if you have one child with issues AND therefore also a vulnerable sibling, BOTH of you should not take stupid risks, because those children need at least one of you to live and be there for them!
The ending is may be just a little bit weaker than one could expect, but after all it is a film for kids and it was appropriate for the young public. Still, this is a minor point and honestly, if "Frozen" doesn't win the Oscar for Best Animated Film and "Let it go!" doesn't take the Oscar for best original song, it will mean there is no justice in this world... UPDATE IN MARCH 2014: well, it seems that there is still some justice left in this world...
This is a great film, to watch absolutely on the big screen, as long as it still plays in theatres - and later, I advise to buy this one on Blu-ray, because here the quality of picture is REALLY important and every pixel counts. ENJOY!
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Initial post: 17 Mar 2014 22:09:40 GMT
Chris D says:
*Let the storm rage on.
In reply to an earlier post on 18 Mar 2014 07:07:11 GMT
You are absolutely right - I already corrected it.
Posted on 6 Apr 2014 21:58:03 BDT
I totally agree in more than 200%! ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL!!!
Posted on 25 Sep 2014 01:07:33 BDT
A great review. Thanks for sharing your thoughts with us.
Posted on 19 Oct 2014 17:02:19 BDT
I prefer "Everything Is Awesome" (The Lego Movie [DVD] ) - "Let It Go" isn't as good:(
In reply to an earlier post on 19 Oct 2014 22:20:17 BDT
Me and my daughters we absolutely ADORED "Lego Movie" and the song "Everything is awesome" - but if I had to chose, I would rate both films as equally good but the song "Let it go", well, I would rate higher than "Everything is awesome"...
In reply to an earlier post on 20 Oct 2014 14:52:36 BDT
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Last edited by the author on 20 Oct 2014 14:54:47 BDT
Well, "Let It Go" isn't as catchy
In reply to an earlier post on 20 Oct 2014 16:16:43 BDT
Aye, that be true, but still, "Let it go" is an AMAZINGLY POWERFUL song - in fact it plays mostly in a league of its own...
In reply to an earlier post on 22 Oct 2014 14:40:08 BDT
But it sounds too Disney-ish for my liking. (That's just my opinion)