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3.0 out of 5 stars Sisters in the snow, 7 Dec. 2013
This review is from: Frozen [DVD] (DVD)
A story about two royal sisters, the older one of whom has the unfortunate habit of freezing everything she touches. She has tried to keep this a secret by cutting herself off from most human contact, but on her coronation day her secret is out and when her people react with horror, she runs away, leaving the kingdom completely frozen. Her feisty younger sister sets out to bring her back.

It's okay, though not nearly as good as Tangled. The film focuses mostly on the relationship between the two sisters, there is some rather perfunctory love interest, and an awful lot of running about in the snow. This film is said to be a 'reworking' of The Snow Queen, though it bears very little resemblance to that film.

One thing did strike me though - how much larger can the eyes of animated film characters get? In early Disney features they bear some resembalnce to normal human eyes. When we get to 'Beauty and the Beast' they are considerably larger, and in 'Frozen', they take up half the face. I wonder where it will all end?
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Initial post: 15 Dec 2013 07:52:57 GMT
Claire Hunt says:
Hi yes I agree. I saw this yesterday with my 5 year old son and 3 year old daughter and we all loved it. We are now pre-ordering the DVD for my son as he has not stopped talking about it! I thought the same about the eyes, it does make the girls' faces look a bit odd but I don't think the kids notice! At least the 2 men's eyes are normal! Claire

Posted on 9 Jan 2014 23:42:20 GMT
Dippy Dipps says:
Totally agree. I only rated in 2/5, I was thoroughly underwhelmed.

And yes the proportions are getting a bit weird, aren't they!? I mean these teeny, tiny bodies (women, anyway) and these mahoosive heads! Must weigh a tonne! LOL

In reply to an earlier post on 14 Jan 2014 21:32:46 GMT
John MCCABE says:
FWIW - I agree about the proportions of the eyes but suspect that they have some relevance to the ease of creating character dolls which, for Disney, is also a rather large income stream. I disagree with most of your other comments but it's all subjective; in my opinion this is probably the best animated feature film I've ever seen but, then again, I have two daughters so perhaps the themes involved resonated more with me.

In reply to an earlier post on 15 Jan 2014 20:44:51 GMT
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Posted on 5 Mar 2014 22:56:51 GMT
Think a lot of people are "over thinking" and analysing too much. I studied animation film at university and this film is ground breaking, a man doesnt save the woman for one, thank god. It teaches the young girls men dont need to save them. Those looking at the' faces' are clearly thinking old school, this film is all about embracing the new and our new generation of women. The film is emphasising the womans capability in harsh conditions like ice and snow, a fiercely independant young lady, just what I want my daughter to grow up like:-)

Posted on 5 Mar 2014 22:59:33 GMT
Think a lot of people are "over thinking" and analysing too much. I studied animation film at university and this film is ground breaking, a man doesnt save the woman for one, thank god. It teaches the young girls men dont need to save them. Those looking at the' faces' are clearly thinking old school, this film is all about embracing the new and our new generation of women. The film is emphasising the womans capability in harsh conditions like ice and snow, a fiercely independant young lady, just what I want my daughter to grow up like:-)

In reply to an earlier post on 28 Mar 2014 15:33:48 GMT
"The film is emphasising the womans capability in harsh conditions like ice and snow, a fiercely independant young lady, just what I want my daughter to grow up like:-) ",

Says the woman with a useless degree being supported by the state.

In reply to an earlier post on 28 Mar 2014 15:35:57 GMT
"The film is emphasising the womans capability in harsh conditions like ice and snow, a fiercely independant young lady, just what I want my daughter to grow up like:-) "

Says the woman with a useless qualification being supported by the state.

In reply to an earlier post on 30 Mar 2014 09:21:35 BDT
L O'connor says:
there's nothing particularly groundbreaking about the woman doing the saving, we've had plenty of animated movies before in which the woman does the saving - beauty saves the beast from dying for instance, Pocahontas saves John Smith, Mulan saves Captain shang, and Rapunzel saves the boy from dying in tangled. I did not find the story of Frozen made any sense - no satisfactory reason is really given for why the girl's parents think the way to cope with her magical ability is to shut her away - seeing as she's going to be queen one day that seems very poor thinking. Likewise why do they not le the younger sister play with her older sister and help her, instead of keeping her away from her. And if they aren't going to let the younger girl play with her older sister, why don't they find some other friends for her? The whole thing is inexplicable. None of the relationships in the film are well devoloped, the sibling relTionship hardly exists at all, the love interest is unsatisfactory and so is the villainly. And what's the point of all that dramatic stuf at the end when the boy is running to save her (for far too long) and then she doesn't need him after all? A complete waste of time. I thought the film hopelessly confused. 'tangled' was much better.
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