Frozen (2013) Wednesday, 26 June 2019

Frozen (2013)

Additional Info

  • Rating:

    PG: Some scenes may scare very young children.

  • The pitch:

    Ex-thaw-dinary.

  • Starring:

    (voices of) Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Jonathan Groff, Josh Gad, Santino Fontana, Alan Tudyk, Ciarán Hinds, Chris Williams

  • Directed by:

    Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee

  • Running time:

    108 minutes

  • Rated:

    PG (Australia), PG (UK), PG (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE:

    People are blasted with frozen air/icicles, punched, accidentally hit, thrown to the ground, play-shoved, pursued, attacked by wolves, attacked by a snow creature, near-shot (arrows), near-crushed, chained, tied up, slapped, impaled, burned, near-melted, frozen, knocked overboard. People dangle precariously, fall over high cliffs, slide down embankments. Animals are hit with objects, fall into icy water. Burning objects, explosion, shipwreck. Arguing, loud roaring. Close-up of saw cutting ice (blade appears to lunge toward audience). An animation shows a girl under threat from evildoers. A painting shows a man brandishing a sword. Treason, sororicide (killing one's own sister), death sentence mentioned. A character says "you're going to kill yourself" (figurative). A child is accidentally injured (fall).

  • SEX/NUDITY:

    Kissing, flirting. Female characters wear tight-fitting gowns. Group of people wearing towels in a sauna.

  • VICES/DRUG USE:

    Alcohol (champagne).

  • LANGUAGE:

    Butt. Name-calling. Gender, genre, sibling, regional, cultural, animal stereotypes.

  • THEMES:

    Sisters, princesses, winter, magical powers, secrets, royalty, confinement, estrangement, coronation, engagement, romance, desperation, dancing, true love, betrayal, greed, summer, identity, empowerment, forgiveness, love, fear, responsibility, musicals, fairytales, Hans Christian Andersen.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS:

    Deceased parents. Deceased sister mentioned. Marriage proposal. Fireworks, waterfalls, lightning, thunder, full moon, fireplace, burning torch, snowstorm, northern lights. Horses, reindeer, trolls, snowman, seagulls, duck, ducklings, pickled fish, wolves with scary yellow eyes, bees. Curses, sorcery mentioned. Picking nose and eating it mentioned. Drool, spitting. Brief foreign language (no subs). Very loosely based on The Snow Queen by Hans Christian Andersen.

  • CRITICS LIKE:

    Female-positive, gorgeous, fabulous, magical, energetic, humourous, accomplished. Breath-taking visuals, heart-stopping action, unforgettable songs, good character work, playful humour, crafty plot, unexpected twists, emotionally gripping, unforced use of 3D, classic Disney.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE:

    Formulaic. Some banal dialogue, hasty conclusion, falters slightly during middle act.

Note: A short film titled Get a Horse! is presented before the feature film. It contains violence (characters are pursued, grabbed, hit with objects, injured, threatened, hit by a car, thrown through the air, electrocuted), a plane crash, raspberry-blowing, animal creatures (pig, dog, cow, chickens, duck), and fast-moving editing (flicker effect).

 

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