OK for kids 5+
Wintry Disney musical is fabulous celebration of sisterhood.
What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Frozen is a Disney animated musical that's likely to appeal to families with children of all ages. Like many Disney movies, the parents die and leave orphaned princesses who must find a way to survive. There are a few other violent scenes that involve men with weapons, a scary snow monster, and a character who nearly freezes to death. A character falls in love -- twice -- and ends up sharing two kisses at the end of the story. Messages include unconditional love between sisters, being true to yourself, recognizing your gifts, and not being afraid of your power.
- Families can talk about Frozen's message. What do Anna and Elsa learn over the course of the movie? Kids: How can you apply the movie's lessons to your own life?
- What do you think of the act of love that saves the kingdom?
- There's more music in Frozen than in recent Disney films. How does the soundtrack compare to other Disney movies?
The good stuff
Messages: Positive messages about not being afraid of your power and talents, not letting people you love run away, and the importance of figuring out that love demands selflessness and generosity.
Role models: Anna is a brave, kind, and loving sister. She doesn't give up on her sister Elsa, even when everyone else deems her a danger to the kingdom. Elsa, in turn, finally discovers that her power doesn't have to be destructive, it can bring joy too. Kristoff and Anna teach other that finding the person you love takes more than just one day -- it means overcoming obstacles and sticking by each other during tough times.
What to watch for
Violence: When they're young, Elsa accidentally hits Anna with her freezing magic and ends up nearly killing her. Elsa and Anna's parents die in a shipwreck, though only the mourning is briefly seen. Queen Elsa unleashes her magic on the kingdom and plunges it into eternal winter. Vicious wolves chase Anna and Kristoff on a sleigh. She creates a menacing snow bodyguard and accidentally hurts Anna again. Men with guns and bows try to hurt Elsa. The Queen is imprisoned and sentenced to be executed. Anna's heart begins to freeze, and it seems likely her whole body will turn to ice.
Sex: Princess Anna thinks she has fallen in love with Prince Hans in just a few hours (after some flirting and exchanging of favorite things) and ends up accepting his proposal. Then she spends time really getting to know Kristoff and actually falls in love. Two kisses at the end of the movie. Queen Elsa wears a tight sparkly dress with a high slit.
Language: The trolls call Kristoff a "fixer upper" and recounts some of his flaws (like being "smelly" and his unnatural attachment to his reindeer). The visiting dignitaries call the Queen Elsa a "monster," an "evil sorceress," a "traitor," "murderer," etc.
Consumerism: Nothing in the actual movie, but there are many merchandise tie-ins with the movie, from apparel and figurines to costumes, accessories, and games.
Drinking, drugs and smoking: Champagne is served at a royal reception.
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MsLRTK by MsLRTK
I thought it was a Good movie. It seemed a little more mature than what I expected it to be. I got the impression from the Trailers, that it would be more about the Snowman and his mishaps.
LOVE by meluvsg
i absolutely loved this movie. it kept me laughing, but i did cry a little bit. the music and characters are so real you are sitting on the edge of your seat waiting for what will happen next. perfect for all ages!
Frozen - fun for all! by withersdl
Great movie for all ages. Ending was a surprise. But I don't get why Disney continues to have the children in their movies lose their mother or both parents. Do they believe that only tragedy based story lines will be big box office hits?
Not many other choices for kids by lalarambo
I found this movie visually beautiful but rather boring. Unlike the Disney classics of the 80's & 90's (better yet, 30's-60's), the plot trudged along and the comedy relief was too little, too late. I credit Disney for attempting a more modern interpretation of women and relationships. Overall, not many good choices for the youngins, so take them, but otherwise, eh.
Frozen-Tastic by jbodre
I liked Frozen as an animated movie, it was very well made. This movie was dramatic, funny and looked amazing. The actors specially Kristen Bell and Idina Menzel did an amazing work with the voice over specially the singing. Another standout in the movie were Sven the reindeer and Olaf the snowman. I totally recommend this movie to all moviegoers.
A new classic for young girls with sisters. Lots of singing. by jprance
Perfect movie for young girls with sisters. Parents got killed off early in the film, a classic Disney masterpiece. Character development was good, making you actually care what happened to them. My boy probably would have liked seeing Olaf sooner in the film. Lots of singing.
Frozen by jeryl71
The movie is cute. What I wasnt expecting was it to be a musical like Beauty and the Beast or the Little Mermaid. I loved those movies. In Frozen, i personally think that the singing was sort of out of place. There were moments when you got into the movie and then out of no where they bust into song. So you're like huh? I actually was getting irritated with the singing. The song's themselves to me where not that great. There is only one song that was memorable. I think if more effort were put into developing the story line a little more and less effort on the songs then I think it really would have been a GO rating.
Frozen by snowbird6
My daughter (adult) and I took her teen-age son who had misgivings about seeing a Disney feature. It was wondrous!. The music, original and beautifully rendered was given the same careful attention that the "magic" ice was. In our little theater, there was a mixed audience. Children were quiet, adults were involved--and at the end there was APPLAUSE!
When have you heard that! Don't miss this! In spite of the fact that the parents die--remember this is an adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen's "The Snow Queen" and not a Disney invention-this is a magical treat.
frozen by jean1452
I took my 5year old and 4 year old grandson's on Saturday and they loved it. Music is beautiful and beautiful to look at and funny too. We did not go see it in 3D and would love to go back to see it that way.
classic Disney at it's best by pts1082
There isn't much to say... great story, beautiful animation, amazing songs, funny and complex characters... go see it, you'll love it. it's classic Disney but with some totally unexpected twists that make it that much more enjoyable... oh yeah, and again... amazing songs! "Let It Go" and "Do You Want to Build a Snowman" are great songs, buy the soundtrack as well ha!