Sunday, February 23, 2014

FROZEN - LET IT GO!

Nicole Richards-Sharpe

I finally saw the Disney film, Frozen. Now I understand what the buzz is all about.  I wasn't expecting this Hans Christian Andersen adaptation of the beloved, "The Snow Queen", to be so perfectly handled to be relevant for contemporary times.  Disney artists have been proven to be of the best but Frozen is a gem. Thus the reason it has already won prestigious awards and is nominated for a host of Academy Awards including Best Animated Feature Film and Best Song for "Let It Go".

Frozen follows the life of the free-spirited Princess Anna and her older sister Princess Elsa who possesses a great power that she doesn't know how to control.  Fear causes her parents to treat her natural gift as a curse and encourage her to do whatever it takes to hide it.  Elsa, who originally was a happy-go-lucky child herself, grows to hate and fear her powers and herself and agrees to shut herself away from other humans, including her little sister Anna.

Frozen has quickly become a beloved film by many (over 100 million views for the clip above) because it tackles human themes that prevail. Lack of self-confidence, fear of self; hatred of self; fear of success; discouragement.  This film, with its superb writing and infectious score will whisk you away from your world for a moment and remind you of the power or talent(s)you possess, whatever they may be.  It will remind you that you were made special and against what your personal critics might say, you are here to stay.  Be Yourself, Let your Light Shine, Stand and Let It Go!

You will not be disappointed when you see Frozen.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This movie deserved every win last night at the Oscars.