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Mom's Movie Review: Frozen

Mom's Movie Review: Frozen
About Disney's Frozen: Fearless optimist Anna (voice of Kristen Bell) sets off on an epic journey — teaming up with rugged mountain man Kristoff (voice of Jonathan Groff) and his loyal reindeer Sven — to find her sister Elsa (voice of Idina Menzel), whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom of Arendelle in eternal winter. Encountering Everest-like conditions, mystical trolls and a hilarious snowman named Olaf (voice of Josh Gad), Anna and Kristoff battle the elements in a race to save the kingdom.

I have three boys. My husband and I grew up watching Disney movies that are now classics. We've shown them to our kids to love as much as we do. And as they continue to grow we find new Disney classics to love.

Click through for another Mom's Movie Review on Disney's other winter release, the Mary Poppins-centric Saving Mr. Banks.

I've noticed of the last few Disney princess movies that the princesses have changed. They are more empowered. They control their own destinies. These are all characteristics I admire. But the latest Disney movie, Frozen, totally turns everything you thought Disney could say about true love upside down. The act of love to save the princess Anna is unlike anything Disney has shown us and I love it! I can not say much more without spoiling the ending.

What I loved about Disney's Frozen

  • Female princesses are empowered.
  • There is a lot of great music in the soundtrack. Before the movie ends, one of these songs is going to be your favorite.
  • The story of sisterly love will touch your heart and maybe get your own children to play together nicer.
  • Surprise twists — just when you think you know what is going to happen, the story twists in a new direction.
  • The graphics were amazing. What the animators were able to create from the snow and ice was magical and awe-inspiring.
  • Words and humor that will have you smiling throughout the winter. My favorite from Olaf: "Some people are worth melting for."

There is a snow monster that could be scary to some children, but those scenes do not get violent. It's basically a very large snow monster that tries to keep the characters from getting to the princess. The persistent humor of Olaf will have your child forgetting about the snow creature. After all, here's a snowman that dreams of vacationing in a tropical area. My children loved Frozen. There were no nightmares, and days later they were still talking about it.

Jennifer Auer is a South Jersey mom. This post is adapted from her blog, Jersey Family Fun.

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Jennifer Auer, Jersey Family Fun
Chris Bernholdt, DadNCharge
Stacy Heenan Biscardi, Wifty & Shifty
Hillary Chybinski, My Scraps
EJ Curran, Four Little Monsters
Darla DeMorrow, The Pregnant Entrepreneur
Rachée Fagg, Say It Rah-Shay
Raya Fagg, And Starring As Herself…MRSRFKJ
Stephanie Glover, A Grande Life
Erin Flynn Jay, Mastering the Mommy Track
Jean Ladden, Jean's Book Reviews
Brie Latini, ( . . . a breezy life)
Toni Langdon, Tickles and Time Outs
Lisa Lightner, A Day in Our Shoes
Jeanine Ludwikowski, Mommy Entourage
Jeanne McCullough, Mom Hearts Pinot
Trina O'Boyle, O’Boy! Organic
Kelly Raudenbush, My Overthinking
Lindsey Schuster, Sisters to Sons
Sandra Telep, West Philly Mama
Marissa Kiepert Truong, Land of Once Upon a Time
Lisa Weinstein, The Mixed Up Brains of Lisa Weinstein
Shivaun Williams, Dar Liomsa (In My Opinion)
Paige Wolf, Spit That Out!

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