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Movie Review

Frozen also known as “Snow Queen”

MPAA Rating: PG for some action and mild rude humor.

Reviewed by: Kirsten Palmer
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Better than Average
Moviemaking Quality:

Primary Audience:
Kids Family
Genre:
Animation Adventure Fantasy Music Family Comedy Adaptation 3D
Length:
1 hr. 48 min.
Year of Release:
2013
USA Release:
November 27, 2013 (wide)
DVD: March 18, 2014
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Relevant Issues
Copyright, Walt Disney Pictures

ice in the Bible

snow in the Bible

What causes the seasons? Answer—an illustrated explanation

PROPHECY and the Bible

courage / bravery

magic and magicians in the Bible

Featuring: Kristen BellAnna (voice)
Ciarán Hinds (voice)
Alan Tudyk … Duke of Weselton (voice)
Idina Menzel … Elsa - Snow Queen (voice)
Josh Gad … Olaf (voice)
Jonathan Groff … Kristoff (voice)
Maia Mitchell … Teenage Elsa (voice)
Edie McClurg … (voice)
Robert Pine … (voice)
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Director: Chris Buck
Jennifer Lee
Producer: Walt Disney Animation Studios
Walt Disney Pictures
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Distributor: Walt Disney Pictures

Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Snow Queen” has been given the Disney treatment. “Frozen” is a tale of two princess sisters who are also best friends. They have a special gift of ice and snow, but with all magical gifts comes the need for caution. When Elsa (Idina Menzel) accidentally freezes her sister Anna’s (Kristen Bell) head as a young child, the king and queen go to the trolls to save her. The troll leader says since the ice hit her in the head, she’s fine, because it wasn’t her heart. So he removes her magic and her memory of her sister’s magic. This whole magical transaction is witnessed by a young Kristoff. Elsa is then kept behind closed doors in order to keep the outside world, her sister included, safe from Elsa’s icy powers. The gates of the palace are closed, and both girls become prisoners in their own home. Anna still tries to see her sister, but doesn’t understand why Elsa locks her out.

Years go by, the girls are growing up when the Disney tragedy hits, and the ship their parents were on sinks. The gates of the palace are finally reopened for Elsa’s coronation as the new queen of Arendelle. Anna’s excited, but Elsa is anxious and ready for the coronation and the ball to be over with, so the gates can be shut before anyone finds out her secret. Because she still hasn’t learned how to control it, she wears gloves to hopefully keep the power contained.

When Anna meets Prince Hans (Santino Fontana), and they have everything in common, she eagerly accepts his marriage proposal and naturally seeks her sister Queen Elsa’s blessing. However, Queen Elsa is skeptical that her sister and Prince Hans can be in love, having just met that day and refuses to give her blessing. Anna wants to know why, and grabs at her sister, accidentally removing one of her gloves. Elsa continues to try to walk away, but Anna won’t let it be and pushes her sister… asking why she locks her out, why does she lock the whole world out, and Elsa finally snaps and accidentally unleashes her power and throws up a wall of ice. She runs away, not knowing that she has released a wintry storm that buries Arendelle.

***SPOILERS*** A Duke (Alan Tudyk) from a neighboring town, who is attending the ball, accuses the queen of sorcery and wants to know if Princess Anna also has magic. She says she does not and takes Prince Hans’ horse to go after her sister, leaving Prince Hans in charge. On her way to find her sister, the horse gets spooked and runs back to Arendelle. Princess Anna loses her cloak, falls into some water and begins freezing.

She wanders to a trading post where she meets Kristoff (Jonathan Groff). She convinces Kristoff to help her find her sister. Meanwhile, Elsa has run to the northern mountain where she finally feels free to let loose, and uses her icy powers to build herself an ice castle. When Princess Anna arrives and tries to convince her sister Elsa to return and thaw the town, Elsa admits she doesn’t know how—and can’t. They argue, and, once again, Elsa accidentally, and unknowingly, hits her sister Anna with ice. However, this time, she is hit in the heart. Elsa throws Anna and Kristoff out, creating a huge snow monster to keep them out. Kristoff takes Anna to the trolls to save her.

When Prince Hans’ horse returns without Anna, he puts together a search party to go find Anna and the queen with instructions not to harm the queen. The Duke volunteers his two menservants to go, quietly instructing them to find the queen and end this winter. They find the ice palace and fight with the giant snow monster, the Duke’s menservants finding their way to the queen. They have her cornered, but she is able to defend herself with ice. She has trapped one with ice and is using an ice wall to push the other towards a cliff. Prince Hans stops her, telling her not to be the monster everyone is calling her. The man who nearly went over the cliff then points his weapon towards the queen and shoots his arrow, but Prince Hans saves her. We then see the queen in a dungeon cell in Arendelle with her hands restrained.

The trolls think Kristoff has brought Anna to marry her, but she collapses. The troll leader shows up and says her heart has ice in it. The only way to melt it is an act of true love. Kristoff then races to return Anna to Arendelle where Prince Hans is. He leaves her with the palace servants and starts his journey home. ***END SPOILERS***

Will Anna be saved by her fiancé Prince Hans? Will Elsa learn how to control her icy power and thaw out Arendelle?

Offensive Material

The word butt is used several times by Olaf (Josh Gad) the snowman. The phrase “what the… ” is used, but never completed. There are references to gas, yellow snow, nose picking and tinkling in the woods. There’s an adult innuendo that will most likely go over children’s heads when Kristoff asks Anna if she knows Prince Hans’ shoe size. This movie does have magic, but the only magic is Elsa’s icy powers to cause wintry weather (ice, snow, sleet) and the troll’s healing at the beginning. There is some minor violence that may frighten sensitive children. The snow monster itself can be somewhat scary. There’s a sword fight between Prince Hans’ rescue party and the snow monster, as well as a battle between Queen Elsa and the Duke’s menservants.

Positives

It’s nice to have a princess movie that isn’t the typical princess meets the prince, falls in love, and overcomes evil to have their happily-ever-after. Princess Anna never doubts her sister’s love for her. She knows her sister would never hurt her intentionally; this despite having not seen her and spent time with her in years. Elsa is afraid of her powers and, after nearly killing her sister, she just wants to be alone and away from anyone because she doesn’t want to cause harm. The movie’s theme is love, plain and simple. With all the verses on love in the Bible, I would like to reference the following with this movie review:

“There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. For fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not been perfected in love.” (1 John 4:18, ESV)

“Let all that you do be done in love.” (1 Corinthians 16:14, ESV)

This is a Disney movie, so expect Disney-quality animation. I have to say, the icy world is beautiful. I did view this in 3D, but I do not recommend 3D viewing. It isn’t worth the extra charge. If you’re looking for family-friendly, this would be a good one.

Violence: Moderate / Profanity: None / Sex/Nudity: Minor

See list of Relevant Issues—questions-and-answers.


Viewer CommentsSend your comments
Positive
Positive—I thoroughly enjoyed “Frozen.” Love is glorified throughout the movie, and characters make sacrifices for one another. I couldn’t find anything too offensive about this movie, other than some inappropriate jokes made by Olaf. Hans revelation as a villain might be scary for some, but it is portrayed in a negative light, and he is punished for his actions. While the word “magic” is used in this movie, it appears to be more of a superpower, rather than occult-based (Elsa is never shown communicating with a spirit realm for her powers).
My Ratings: Moral rating: Better than Average / Moviemaking quality: 4
—Peter, age 23 (USA)
Positive—“Frozen” is the best movie I’ve ever seen! Wow!!!… So glad to not regret taking our kids to the premiere of a movie I couldn’t screen first. I approve as a professional musician. I approve as a mom of kids who had to run to their rooms and come back because scenes in “Brave” and “Tangled” were too scary (“Frozen” has action scenes, but none scared my kids).

I approve as someone who doesn’t enjoy comedies and finds every silly slapstick movie character annoying, except Olaff the snowman—he was actually very lovable. I approve as a Christian! That one is RARE, and I can’t even name another Disney cartoon I can put that stamp on. The magic aspect of the plot is not objectionable, and no bad guys possess any magic, so the magic was only beautiful.

I got uncomfortable with all the kid movie previews before the film with all the dangs, goshes and hecks and attention deficit sequences, and even more uncomfortable when the Mickey Mouse short before the movie had too much slapstick for my taste. None of that with “Frozen,” it was superbly done. I said afterward that I am excited for the Broadway version because it is very made for that, but my artist husband disagreed, since it would be missing all the gorgeous animation, and he has a good point. Worth seeing with or without kids. Uncompensated advertisement concluded.
My Ratings: Moral rating: Good / Moviemaking quality: 5
—Trish, age 31 (USA)
Positive—This movie has no bad guys or big bosses who hurt people. It is a simple movie about two sisters who try to understand each other and be happy ever after. It is so sweet and simple. It is a good entertainer for both kids and adults.…
My Ratings: Moral rating: Excellent! / Moviemaking quality: 5
—Joe, age 37 (India)
Positive—Delightful movie for the whole family! We took our 15 year old boys to see this movie, and we all liked it a lot. It was entertaining, clever and funny. It is the kind of movie that everyone can enjoy. If you liked the movie “Tangled,” then you will like this movie. There were several songs sung throughout the movie, almost making it a musical, much like “Beauty and the Beast” was.

The animation was excellent, and it was one of the few movies where it was worth it to do in 3-D, including the animated Disney short film shown prior to “Frozen.” It was refreshing to see a Disney film that portrayed love in a more accurate way, rather than an unrealistic infatuated type of love that is shown in many movies. Definitely worth seeing on the big screen. I loved it.
My Ratings: Moral rating: Good / Moviemaking quality: 4½
—Elicia, age 44 (USA)
Positive—One of the best Disney animated films. This is partly due to the incredible quality of animation and music. But just as impressive is the unexpectedly mature take on love, that turns the typical Disney movie love story on its head. It’s actually a good message for girls. The center of movie though is the relationship of the two sisters. Namely the lengths to which they will go to love and protect each other, even when it is difficult or painful. Frozen handled sister relationships even better than “Brave” handled mother-daughter relationships, which is saying something. A very worthwhile movie and one of Disney’s best.
My Ratings: Moral rating: Good / Moviemaking quality: 4½
—Jon, age 34 (USA)
Positive—An excellent movie; it employs magic in the typical Disney fairy-tale fashion, but avoids the satanic/demonic overtones of “The Princess and the Frog.” The animation is not state-of-the-art, but far better than Saturday morning cartoons. The best Biblical reference to be illustrated is Jesus’ advice in John 15:13, “Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends.”

Sit through all the credits so as not to miss the hilarious disclaimer about boogers, and a final scene of animation.
My Ratings: Moral rating: Good / Moviemaking quality: 3½
—Brian Schacht, age 67 (Canada)
Positive—I loved it! I took my 8 and 5 year old sons to see this movie yesterday. In typical Disney style, the movie starts with tragedy and ends with triumph, along the way tossing in a little magic and prince charming. The difference is that this movie is ten-thousand percent about sisterly love! Neither girl has a bad bone in their body. Neither girl ever puts herself above the other sister. They both risk everything to keep the other safe.

***SPOILER*** Even when the oldest girl is crowned queen, the younger sister isn’t jealous at all. Everything is “we” should do this and “we” should do that. ***END SPOILER*** more »
My Ratings: Moral rating: Good / Moviemaking quality: 5
—Chrystal, age 37 (USA)
Positive—I haven’t been too impressed with the last few Disney animated feature films. This one was a huge surprise! A great message about fear being your enemy. We laughed hard and had a great time! And make sure you stay and read the credits. At the end, there is a very funny disclaimer, and, as always, that extra clip.
My Ratings: Moral rating: Better than Average / Moviemaking quality: 5
—Trina, age 46 (USA)
Positive—Possibly the best Disney animated and non-CGI film of the last 20 years. Non-stop enthralling, story twists, excellent music, plenty of comedy. My family of 14 year old, 20 year old, and wife and I all loved it. Don't walk out when the credits start rolling! Just sayin’…
My Ratings: Moral rating: Good / Moviemaking quality: 4½
—Jeremy Klein, age 58 (USA)
Positive—I feel inspired to write this review after having read some of the comments in the “Negative” section. While I can appreciate their perspectives and perceptions, and I do not desire to discount them, I would like to offer an alternative perspective to what was seen. I left the movie with a lesson to contemplate. This movie did have an antagonist that needed to be conquered. The “bad guy” was fear. Fear locked Elsa away in a closed room. Fear kept Elsa from coming out herself. Fear out of control wreaked destruction to her city and then to her ice castle. Elsa tried to control fear by trying not to feel anything, then by letting go of everything, but neither worked. In the end she learned—well, not to spoil anything, but she learned what the Bible says.

Did the movie need a “Christ-like” figure to teach this lesson? No, the world only needs one Christ, and that is Christ Jesus Himself. But He does call us, His sons and daughters, to be like Him. Thus, I do not find it unbiblical for a young woman to be the savior. But if one thinks about it, it took the love of another, the man, to bring her to this place. But in that vein, it was so refreshing to see a movie that emphasized the power of agape love and de-emphasize the power of eros love.
My Ratings: Moral rating: / Moviemaking quality: 4
—Deanna, age 43 (USA)
Positive—In my opinion, this movie is one of Disney’s best! More realistic characters, a good message, and songs you will be singing long after the credits roll. THE GOOD: • emphasizes the importance of family
• love is defined as doing what is best for the other person, and is an action not a feeling (instead of Hollywood’s normal self-serving infatuation message). It also does not restrict love to just a romantic-type.
• recognizes that you’re going to love someone who’s not perfect
—funny
—great animation more »
My Ratings: Moral rating: Better than Average / Moviemaking quality: 4½
—Rosie, age 24 (USA)
Positive—I’ve seen all the comments on here before I went and saw this movie. Considering movies I watched “before” I came to Christ, this movie should not be considered Biblically offensive. Disney movies, in general, are for entertainment, and unless they are written to be about Christian faith and values, I feel it a bit unfair to judge them so harshly. Maybe slightly objectionable, but certainly not extremely offensive.

This movie being a Disney movie was delightful, the characters were all great, especially the sisters, the snowman, and even the reindeer was funny and endearing! The songs were very good, and Disney still succeeds at making quality cinematography. It might be a bit scary to very small children in some scenes, but nothing that nothing any scarier than what you’d see in “The Wizard of Oz.” It was a great story, and, overall, it had a great and happy ending. Was well worth the time and I really enjoyed it. God bless.…
My Ratings: Moral rating: Better than Average / Moviemaking quality: 5
—Darlene, age 52 (USA)
Positive—I am confused by the commenters who talk about how Elsa felt oppressed in the castle. Elsa lived in fear of hurting others with her powers, because she nearly killed her best friend—her sister. When she runs away, it is only natural that she would feel a freedom she had never felt before—she like many of us had lived in fear for so long.

This movie told a beautiful story that depicted how “perfect love casts out all fear” and the core message of Christ. Evil motives drive some characters. Some are obviously evil and some are wolves in sheep’s clothing. I want my children to be discerning about people and this is a great movie to bring up this topic. more »
My Ratings: Moral rating: Good / Moviemaking quality: 4
—Blaine, age 53 (USA)
Positive—Having not seen the movie because I was uncertain of the film’s plot via the trailers and, long story short, one of my special friends on Facebook telling me what the intentions of the song-writers were with the song “Let It Go,” I decided to seize my last chance to see it in cinemas, and I’m glad I did. Even though I didn’t see the movie in 3-D, as it was no longer showing in 3-D, I thoroughly enjoyed it.

It’s different than previous Disney movies (I can’t say why, as that would involve revealing a major plot point), but fear not: It’s family-friendly. The Academy Award winning song Let It Go is one of Disney’s best, and is right up there with B“e Our Guest” from “Beauty and the Beast.” The animation is very well done, and the casting was of course pitch-perfect. more »
My Ratings: Moral rating: Good / Moviemaking quality: 5
—D, age 28 (USA)
Neutral
Neutral—I went to see Frozen for my birthday and I wasn’t disappointed but there were a few issues I wanted to bring up. First was Elsa’s “rebellion” song. She sings: “No right, no wrong, no rules for me. The perfect girl is gone.”—That isn’t Biblical, and Disney is having an agenda for teens in rebellion watching this movie to make them seem “alright”. Because, this song- beautifully written (musically) is probably the most popular song in “Frozen.” Also, the little talk between Hans and Anna he says he has twelve older brothers- two of whom he says didn’t speak to him for a year.

“That’s awful,” Anna replies his answer? “That’s what brothers do”. Now I know I might sound radical and most people who might read this will say that’s just how kids are, but Christ calls us to love our neighbor as ourselves and if we can’t do that with our family how can we do that with anyone else? Because, to a Biblical family, after all, they are our closest neighbor.

Now I’m not trying to dog this movie, I enjoyed it and hope to buy it along with the soundtrack, but I just want parents to be aware that little things like this slip into young, impressionable minds that takes years to help overcome.
My Ratings: Moral rating: Better than Average / Moviemaking quality: 4½
—Morgan, age 18 (USA)
Neutral—After the movie ended, I immediately wanted to see it again; it was very well made, the characters had depth, and most of the songs were fun and engaging. I like how it explored a sisterly love, a theme we don’t often see with such prominence in a Disney film. There was an overarching theme of love vs. Fear—love triumphing in the end—which I appreciated. Anna truly sacrifices herself for her sister, which I thought was very touching. It reminds me of Christ’s words, “Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends” (John 15:13).

But the movie seemed schizophrenic in its philosophy. On the one hand, Elsa is encouraged to “let go” her inhibitions and be taken over by her feelings which she had suppressed her whole life. She becomes a quasi-bad-guy, but not really. On the other hand, Anna is discouraged from fully embracing her feelings (she is mocked for getting engaged in one day). Kristoff is a kind, helpful, sweet character who shows his love for Anna by putting her before himself. But at the end, when he tries to step in and “do something” about the bad guy, Anna holds him back and vanquishes the bad guy herself. I didn’t appreciate her taking that job from him, since he literally stood there useless for the end of the film. more »
My Ratings: Moral rating: Better than Average / Moviemaking quality: 4
—Ariel, age 23 (USA)
Negative
Negative—I am sad to say I was really disappointed with this movie. I LOVE animated movies; they are my favorite. This was just dark—talked about murder to gain power a few times and even used the words, “We should kill her, ” to get what they wanted. The previews looked so cute and innocent and funny, I was hoping I would like it as much as “Tangled,” but I don’t know why they have to go so dark. There was quite a bit of singing. as well, in odd places. I would be leery to let kids see this movie; it’s kind of sad and deals with the issue of murder. I wish the makers of these movies could keep them light and fun, instead of so weird!
My Ratings: Moral rating: Offensive / Moviemaking quality: 3
—Stephanie, age 39 (USA)
Negative—Much like the other reviewer, I saw the previews, and it was a cute snowman and an elk. It was a depressing movie about magic—why? Why is everything about magic these days—agree completely with the other reviewer, Christians shouldn’t see this film! BUT ON THE FILM MAKING AND STORY QUALITY, NOTHING IN THIS MOVIE MADE ANY SENSE. They never explained why she had these powers, why didn’t her bed or hair brush or the gloves freeze ever? So depressing. We walked out after 40 minutes. Songs were the worse Disney ever did. Sheesh… get your money out and torch it but don’t go see this film
My Ratings: Moral rating: Very Offensive / Moviemaking quality: ½
—Heather, age 42 (USA)
Negative— Biblically, it was a disappointment and offensive. As a mom of two boys, I left in tears. The men are portrayed as above all incompetent, reluctant, wicked and in the way. In the end the men are looked down upon by women. The honorable, Christ-like, savior role was stripped from the man. The women in the film are the heroes to each other while the picture of Christ—glorious Savior of His Church is swept away in the cultural tide of feminism. I left the cinema determined to respect and encourage the men in my life to be heroic to the glory of Christ!
My Ratings: Moral rating: Offensive / Moviemaking quality: 4½
—P.K.P, age 43 (USA)
Negative—When watching this movie, something was bothering me, but I could not put my finger on it. Then, as I reflected on the movie, I know what it is. It seemed to be teaching that witchcraft is ok, as long as you use it for good but not ok if you use it for evil. There is no such thing as a good witch! All powers that are not given by God are from the devil. Only the devil would have you believe that you are in control when you dabble in witchcraft. But really you have relinquished control over to the enemy.

The guy that calls her sorcery out is banished because of his other motives. It makes me think of us as Christians. When we call out sin, are we not taken seriously because of our less than honorable motives??
My Ratings: Moral rating: Offensive / Moviemaking quality: 4½
—Ebony, age 37 (USA)
Negative—…the subversive pro-gay agenda is everywhere… the “coming out” of characters, a gay family w/kids (short scene—sauna), bestiality joke between two characters. I am dismayed at how much our “christian society” yearns for movies to be “positive” and “spiritual”… and overlook any sort of scrutiny of what they are watching on the big/little screen. When are Christians going to wake up and start realizing what is going on in our country… especially in the media, movies, videos, music, etc. Amazing to see so many people being duped today with movies that kids are watching…
My Ratings: Moral rating: Very Offensive / Moviemaking quality: 4½
—R W, age 45 (USA)
Negative—After viewing this film, I’ve continued to be convicted by the verse in Ephesians 5:11—“Don’t participate in the fruitless works of darkness, but instead expose them.”

On a positive note, the playfulness and attractiveness of the story were clearly presented. Yet, that very playfulness and attractiveness are what make it very difficult to present the Biblical view in such a way that people’s hearts will see and love the truth above the entertaining nature of the film. For that reason, for those who will seek to prayerfully discover Biblical truth, included in this review are links to verses and definitions of elements for individual review: http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/magic http://www.openbible.info/topics/magic http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Troll http://www.openbible.info/topics/mythology
My Ratings: Moral rating: Very Offensive / Moviemaking quality: 4½
—Cathy Dugger, age 56 (USA)
Comments from young people
Neutral—This was written more in response to other people’s objections to the movie.(Note: May contain spoilers.) 1. “Frozen has magic in it.” Yes, it does. However, Elsa was born with it and no demonic kinds of things were mentioned. I think it depends on what you want to watch. Many Disney movies have some sort of magic. (ex. Peter Pan, Little Mermaid, Narnia, Beauty and the Beast, Tangled.)

2. “Frozen is dark and has discussions of murder.” This reviewer also said “I was hoping I would like it as much as “Tangled.” Tangled starts out by telling you Flynn dies, and he gets stabbed by Mother Gothel. Tangled also involves slavery there at the end, as well. Also, many Biblical accounts, especially in the Old Testament, involve a very detailed discussion of murder. Again, I think it depends on what you want to watch. Many Disney movies involve someone trying to kill someone else. (ex. “Tangled,” “The Incredibles,” “101 Dalmatians,” “Peter Pan,” “Narnia”)

3. “Frozen” has underlying messages that are opposite of the Bible. I agree with this reviewer, who said, “The whole premise of the show seems to circulate—on its surface—about how repressive the life of the young princess was, and how she found freedom and liberation from it. Freedom should be celebrated, right? And yet, I find this thematic, and especially how it was convened, yet another veiled attempt for Disney to sell our young children that: a) rules are tools for control and consequently oppressive; b) there’s nothing wrong with how you are in your natural state; and c) one should not care about other’s perceptions, and find freedom by “letting it go.”

These three points alone resonated immediately with the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) tenets. This, I believe, is the most damaging part of the movie which is why I am neutral instead of positive.
My Ratings: Moral rating: Average / Moviemaking quality: 2½
—N, age 16 (USA)
Positive—Beautiful movie-it rivals the top Disney movies. I loved it! The soundtrack was amazing, and the whole story line is beautiful. I recommend it for anyone!! Disney has made a winner!
My Ratings: Moral rating: Excellent! / Moviemaking quality: 5
—Catherine, age 16 (USA)
Positive—Awesome movie. Just went to see it with my siblings, and we all loved it. As one reviewer said, “It’s a princess movie for those who do not like princess movies.” Well done!
My Ratings: Moral rating: Good / Moviemaking quality: 5
—Caleb, age 15 (USA)
Positive—I enjoyed this cute Disney princess movie. It was definitely different from all the other princess movies, as there really isn’t an evil person or bad villain in the movie. It had a really good message, and I can relate to the song “Let it Go”. The soundtrack was beautiful, and the animation was spectacular.

I was hoping that it was going to be a movie where both guys and girls enjoyed. But it was mostly aimed for the girls, and my brothers didn’t enjoy it. Saying that, I liked it, but was a little disappointed, I was hoping for a movie like “Toy Story” or “Finding Nemo” quality, but it just was lacking a bridge where both genders can relate. But again it was super cute, and I would recommend any age to go see it.
My Ratings: Moral rating: Better than Average / Moviemaking quality: 4½
—Meaghan, age 15 (USA)
Comments from non-viewers
Negative—Last night my 9-year old son showed me excitedly the soundtrack movie sequence, performed by Idina Menzel. Despite not having watched the movie (yet), my 9-year old son has, and he loved it. This morning I decided to watch it again, and read over the lyrics as well. At the risk of being considered a conspiracy theorist and a “tin foil hat wearer,” I have to say I am yet again disappointed with Disney and their liberal agenda.

And here’s why: The whole premise of the show seems to circulate—on its surface—about how repressive the life of the young princess was, and how she found freedom and liberation from it. Freedom should be celebrated, right? And yet, I find this thematic, and especially how it was convened, yet another veiled attempt for Disney to sell our young children that:

a) rules are tools for control and consequently oppressive;
b) there’s nothing wrong with how you are in your natural state; and
c) one should not care about other’s perceptions, and find freedom by “letting it go.”

These three points alone resonated immediately with the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) tenets: they say there’s nothing wrong with us, Christian values are oppressive, and we should come out of the closet in glory, and celebrate our freedom unashamedly. Needless to say, this was not surprising coming from Disney: I’ve grown used to the usual “follow your heart” thematic in most Disney princess movies, when clearly God’s Word tells us “our hearts are deceitful above all things, who can understand it?” Now “Frozen” joins the club, and infiltrates this liberal, progressive school of thought into our young children.

Remember: Satan our Enemy knows how to use the tools of this world cunningly. In his attempt to deceive the Lord Jesus he used half-truths, misquoted scriptures, and what was alluring. Disney is a wolf in sheep’s clothing: will you—as a Christian parent—fight its subliminal message, or will you follow the rest of this world and give in?
—Angelo S, age 39 (USA)
Negative—I first saw the previews several months ago—a cute one with the snowman and elk, where there was a race on a frozen pond for the snowman’s carrot nose in jeopardy. Later previews showed the movie to be deeply based on magic and magical activities. I admit that some stories invite a willful suspension of disbelief—but magic is just too far. more »
—Casey, age 48 (USA)
Negative—Although I haven’t seen the movie, I have discerned that there are demonic forces at work here. We need to open our eyes to what’s really happening. Our children are the next generation and their eyes are to be directed to the light NOT the dark! Witchcraft is becoming more and more popular and accepted, there’s no wonder when the culture of today is saturated in it, and we as parents are allowing our children to explore such things within the films and programmes they watch. The animal shown on the front cover very much reflects a demon beast that is being used to symbolise the occult… keep your eyes open and see how many times this deer-looking animal appears (in odd places that should have no connection to the animal). Those who have eyes to see will see, and those who have ears to hear will hear! I must admit sometimes it feels like our family can’t watch anything, and that just reflects the dark times! Obedience to the Lord is for our good only. He knows the Truth, and wants us to also. God bless you…
—Natalie, age 30 (United Kingdom)

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