... Was easily my favorite movie of this year ^^
I saw it with my sisters and oldest niece yesterday, and I gotta say I was pleasantly surprised~
It seems I've gotten too used to corny, predictable kids-based stuff all over animation media these days, so when the trailers for this movie came up I had little doubt it would be just as dumb as the advertising made it seem, instead I got a film that was actually very reminiscent of the old style Disney classics such as Beauty and the Beast and The Lion King.
The characters were all great(Elsa being my favorite, and Olaf, Kristoff, and Anna are just precious
) the story, while shorter than I would've liked, was refreshing and really good, and even made some REALLY clever spins
on typical "Disney cliches", one in particular being absolutely brilliant in my opinion without spoiling aything. And the songs... Freaking amazing, "Let it go" is EASILY the best song in the movie, and when I recognized Elsas voice as that of Idina Menzels it was even better, she was great as Elphaba in Wicked, and is just as amazing in this film~!
And "Do you wanna build a snowman" is almost as amazing and does a dramatic dip from endearing as hell to painfully heart-wrenching in the typical Disney style when it comes to their intros.(And honorable mention to the reprise of FTFTIF, so much power in that one~!)
The crowning jewel for this film is that its main focus is consistently on the bond between the two sisters Elsa and Anna, and how much they're willing to sacrifice for the others happiness and safety, which is a bond you (surprisingly) rarely see in Disney movies.
All in all, this movie gets a solid 9.5/10 from me, only missing perfection due to feeling like it could've easily handled another 20 minutes or so worth of film without pushing it, that and I would've liked if there had been more focus on Elsa aswell, as like I said earlier she's my favorite XD I'd also go on with how I'd have liked more background
on Elsas powers and all, but while it isn't a big deal on its own for me to be honest, as Disney has gotten away with even more out-there concepts without saying much to excuse them. The thing that almost bugs
me about is is that in the beta versions of the story there WAS a decently well-put means of her having Ice abilities, and why they get so destructive when she's driven by emotion, but was apparently scrapped as it implied too much that Elsa would be a villainous character at some point, which of course, doesn't happen. Which I thought was actually a pretty good idea to not do that, as cool*no pun intended* as it might've been to see Elsa grow bitter towards the people whom had grown wary of her just for being different, making her consistently distraught and fearful of her own self made her a much deeper and sympathetic character in contrast to if she had just gone Darth Vader on us XD It also makes the payoff when she and the rest of the kingdom do come to terms with her all the more fulfilling, as from the start she never meant harm to anyone in acts outside of loss of control and/or self-defense.
But aside from that I adored this film to pieces, wonderful, memorable characters, amazing soundtrack, awesome story, and I'd gladly watch it again :3