I didn't post anything yesterday, because my home life has been a total wreck all weekend. First of all, the internet is being wonky. It keeps cutting out, so that's a joy. On Sunday morning, I discovered that my heater broke, and the landlord couldn't fix it until Monday. I naturally went to the movies all weekend to escape the cold. I saw a trailer for Disney's Frozen that made me realize that I've never talked about it! I am slacking! Today also saw the first major snow fall in Pittsburgh, so I guess my lateness is now timely.
I've been trying to avoid anything on the movie, so I can be as surprised as possible. Frozen is the story of sisters Elsa and Anna, voiced by Idina Menzel and Kristen Bell, respectively. Elsa has always had the power to turn whatever she touches to ice, and she avoids her little sister in fear of harming her. When she accidentally turns their village of Arendelle into a city of ice, she banishes herself to the mountains and the townspeople think she's an evil sorceress. It's "loosely inspired" from Hans Christian Andersen's The Snow Queen. Don't you love that phrase? Loosely inspired. So the only thing similar to the story is that it involves snow, right?
Like most Disney animated films, Frozen features a spuky and lovable sidekick. Frozen's is a summer-obsessed snowman named Olaf, voiced by The Book of Mormon's Josh Gad. I love him already. There is something about Gad's high-pitched, gleeful voice that makes me smile. In the trailer, Olaf gets himself into some insane situations, and Gad provides a shrill scream that makes me laugh out loud. Olaf's face is fifty percent smile. I just love him and his sweet nature. I saw a HUGE plush of him in JCPenney that I have throught about stealing on several occasions.
Can we just talk about how Frozen is a musical?! It at least features some songs. You don't get the voice talent of Bell, Menzel, and Jonathon Groff together and NOT have them sing. I am obsessed with "Let It Go" sung by Elsa at some point during the movie. Hello, character arc song! I downloaded it, and I have been listening to Demi Lovato belt it out all day. I have yet to hear the Idina version, but I am waiting to hear it for the first time when I see it. If you can't contain your excitement, listen to it below!!!
Like Tangled, Frozen feels like a classic (from the Disney renaissance from the early 90's) tale updated with the latest animation technology. Now can someone just give me $500 so I can buy this...