About a year ago, I posted a rambling post about how the Disney film Frozen
was looking to be very different from the story it was allegedly based on, "The Snow Queen" (which incidentally is my favorite fairy tale and I was hoping for a more accurate movie.)
But I wanted to see how they would do it. (And from what I could gather of the plot at the time, they were kind of keeping the spirit of the tale; a girl goes on a quest to bring a lost loved one home, they just twisted the character dynamics of absolutely everyone and axed a major character entirely.) At the very least it would be interesting.
Just saw it.
It is not much like the fairy tale at all (although there are some clear references to the fairy tale, and rather cutely, a couple of extras who appear in like one scene are named Gerda and Kai in reference to the faiytale which I thought was really cute.)
By the way, that it doesn't follow the story at all doesn't bother me, now that I have seen it.
This is not The Snow Queen.
What Frozen IS is a THOROUGHLY AWESOME MOVIE.
So, I took Ri and Ry to see it.
There was a Mickey Mouse cartoon before it that I...wasn't very fond of, but about two minutes into the film proper, Ri whispered to me,
"I think I'm already in love with this movie."
About fifteen minutes later, she leans over to me again. "I'm REALLY in love with this movie!"
At some point when major plot things happened, my brother was like, "WHOAH. Didn't see THAT coming! O_O"
And right when the credits started rolling,
Ri: WHAT IS THIS PERFECT FILM I JUST SAW!!!
And both of them say "THANK YOU FOR TAKING US TO THIS MOVIE."
As for me, I was grinning like an idiot for the majority of the movie. There aren't many movies that do that to me.
Ri's already ranked it as her second favorite Disney movie. (Her favorite Disney movie is Bambi.)
In short: This is not The Snow Queen,
and that is not a bad thing at all.
SEE THIS MOVIE, GUYS.
(Side note: seeing it in 3D is completely worth it. It's like WOW.)