There was a ticking time bomb in my head and the one person I trusted to get it out hadn’t shown up or spoken to me for more than a year.
That’s a lot of time to start asking yourself questions. Who am I? What have I done with my life?
Who can I trust?
That last one was a doozy. It haunts you in moments of doubt. Sometimes when you wake up at night, you wonder if you’ve put your faith in the right people. Sometimes when you find yourself alone for whatever reason, you review every little thing you know about someone, searching your memory for small, subtle things you may have missed about them.
It makes you scared. It makes you think that maybe, you’ve made some horrible mistakes lately. It drives you to do something, to act…
Jim Butcher, Skin Games
Does Frozen mark the start of Disney’s next Golden Age?
If you haven’t seen Disney’s latest offering, Frozen, yet, then you’re missing out. Horribly. As in, not watching it now will make you regret the months before its DVD release because EVERYONE will have watched this brilliant masterpiece.
Frozen is loosely based on Hans Christian Anderson’s The Snow Queen. Elsa (Idina Menzel), a princess born with the power to icebend (let’s not wonder how), fears her power after an accident with her younger sister, Anna (Kristin Bell), who is magically forced to forget everything about Elsa’s powers for her own good. During her coronation, Elsa loses control of her powers and reveals her secret, causing her to flee from their kingdom, and plunge it into an eternal winter. It’s up to Anna to save their kingdom and her sister, with the help of rugged ice-salesman(?), Kristoff (Jonathan Groff), his dog-like reindeer, Sven, and a snowman Elsa brought to life, Olaf (Josh Gad).
Going into Frozen, I was a bit skeptical. Disney hadn’t done much marketing for their new princess movie, and this rather sexist quote from one of the film’s animators made me even less excited. But then, you realize that this movie is decades in the making. This project was scrapped several times because they just couldn’t get it right, so of course its release now must mean good things - AND IT DOES.
Walt Disney Animations has been struggling with its past few movies (which says a lot about the quality of their work when you realize what movies this list includes). The Princess and the Frog, while a brilliant return to form, wasn’t as successful because the masses just didn’t appreciate traditional animation anymore. Wreck-It-Ralph was nothing like a Disney classic. Tangled would have been classic Disney, but it was filled songs that just didn’t strike an emotional chord.
Disney learns from all their recent films and churns out this amazing movie with catchy songs (some of which just make your heart twinge), incredible animation that rivals their sister studio, Pixar, and a story that brings back all those classic Disney feels.
A definite must-watch. SPOILERS AHEAD.
"Time waits for no one." - The Girl Who Leapt Through Time