Disney's Frozen Movie and Soundtrack Review


Frozen is my new favourite movie! Disney's latest animated film blew me away with the stunning animation, beautiful heartfelt story and epic songs. Frozen is very loosely adapted from Hans Christian Andersen's fairytale, The Snow Queen. It features not one but two new princesses: Elsa, voiced by Idina Menzel and her younger sister, Anna, voiced by Kristen Bell. Elsa has the power to create ice and snow; a beautiful but also dangerous ability. After accidentally hurting Anna with her powers, Elsa is forced to hide them from her sister and the kingdom of Arendelle. However, on her coronation day, her powers that she strove all her life to conceal are revealed to everyone. She runs away in fear but not before accidentally freezes the kingdom in an eternal winter. Anna goes in search of her sister in order to bring back summer. Along the way she teams up with mountain man, Kristoff (voiced by Jonathan Groff) and his reindeer, Sven, as well as an endearing snowman, Olaf (voiced by Josh Gad).

The movie is a lot of fun, and different from other Disney princess movies. Frozen breaks a lot of the typical princess, damsel in distress tropes. They also poke fun at the love at first sight trope! It's a great movie for kids and adults who are young at heart as well. I loved it so much that I already have it on my list to buy on blu ray
 when it comes out in March!

My favourite character is Elsa. I wish the movie devoted more time to her. She's such a tragic character. Anyone who has felt like they needed to hide their true selves from the world can relate to her. I loved the scene where she let's down her hair and finally transforms into the snow queen. She has such beautiful hair.

The movie is playing 3D but except for the short "Get a Horse" that played prior to the movie, which wonderfully blended 3D and old school 2D animation together, the 3D was barely noticeable in the movie. So I'd recommend just sticking with a regular ticket. Also make sure to stay until the end of the credits! There's an cute extra scene at the end!

Here's the trailer for Frozen:

I ordered the deluxe edition of the soundtrack shortly after watching the movie and I was so excited today when it finally arrived!

 So pretty.

Needless to say, I had it on repeat for the entire day. I'm still listening to it!

 The inside cover has beautiful illustrations of Elsa and Anna in the beautiful Nordic landscape.

The first CD contains 32 tracks, 10 of which are songs, the rest is the score. The second CD contains demo tracks as well as songs that didn't make it into the final movie. They are sung by the husband & wife duo composers Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez and their children.

The soundtrack also comes with a little booklet which contains the lyrics of the 10 songs. 9 songs were in the movie, plus Demi Lavato's version of "Let It Go" from the credits. I love the super cute "Do You Want to Build a Snowman?" sung by Anna while she's growing up. And "For the First Time in Forever" also sung by Kristen Bell as Anna. All the songs are pretty catchy but there is one song that stood out from the rest and that is "Let It Go" performed by Ideina Menzel as Elsa.

"Let I Go" is my favourite song out of them all. I started listening to this song on repeat even before I got the soundtrack on Disney's "For Your Consideration" site. I'm obsessed with this song! It has such an epic feel and gives me goosebumps! It's even more amazing when watching the scene in the movie where this song is in. After years of hiding her powers, Elsa can finally can "let it go" and be truly herself - and it's a beautiful transformation. Listen to the song! And go watch the movie! It is well worth the price of admission!

Frozen is currently playing in theatres and soundtrack is available on Amazon.ca as well as on iTunes. Currently the single CD is going for $18.06 while the deluxe edition is going for $21.33. Though the prices seemed to be in flux over the past few days (I bought it for $15.62). Is it worth paying a few more bucks for the additional songs on the second disc? Hmm. YES. Some of the outtakes are pretty catchy even though they don't fit into the story anymore. The composers also give an explanation on why they were cut prior to the song. Plus you get the instrumental only version of "Let It Go" so you can sing karaoke to over and over and over again (like me!). Or you can just download the album from iTunes. It's only 11.99 for the single CD and $19.99 for the deluxe version.

Frozen Soundtrack:
Frozen Soundtrack Deluxe Version:

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