Describe it in 25 words or less.
Pete: Anna helps her older sister, Elsa, overcome the internal fears she has of possessing magical powers that freezes everything.
Brigette: A young girl must help her sister overcome her fears.
Morgan: Anna must find her older sister to save their kingdom from being in a constant wintery state and to understand the meaning of true love.
Gable: Princess Anna ventures into the wilderness in search of her sister, Elsa, who she hopes will bring the kingdom out of eternal winter.
Any particular reason for choosing this film?
Brigette: We watch every Disney film that comes out.
Who was your favorite character and why?
Pete: Olaf because of all the laughs he provided.
Brigette: Anna because of her purity of spirit.
Morgan: Olaf because he always found something to be happy about.
Gable: Elsa because I felt bad for her.
Who was your least favorite character and why?
Pete: Hans because his sideburns made him look untrustworthy.
Brigette: Hans because he wasn’t genuine.
Morgan: Elsa because she lived her life entirely in fear but I also didn’t like Prince Hans because he was a liar.
Gable: Hans because he was a show-off.
Did it grab you immediately or did it take a while?
Pete: It grabbed me very early on and keep my interest throughout.
Brigette: I felt like this film had been a little over-hyped, but after watching it, I now think it’s the Disney film with the best message.
Morgan: Before I even watched it, I felt like it was too popular and over-hyped and I wasn’t looking forward to seeing it because it was everywhere I looked and I was tired of it. But in the end, I ended up quite liking it.
Gable: I had been looking forward to it for ages and I was really excited to see it. At the very start it was an adorable film but then it developed into an intense and somewhat saddening film, peppered with comedic lines.
Pete: “Oh look at that, I’ve been impaled.” – Olaf
Brigette & Morgan: “People make bad choices if they’re mad or scared or stressed.” – sung by the trolls
Gable: “Some people are worth melting for.” – Olaf
What would you change?
Brigette: The opening/closing song sounded too much like The Lion King and I felt like this was one of the worst put-together Disney films I’ve seen in a long time. It was almost as if a lot of different people did a lot of little pieces and then they had to figure out a way to fit them together which I think they did a poor job of.
Gable: The musical part of the whole thing was a bit annoying. If the singing was just toned down a little bit, it would have been 100%.
How was the soundtrack?
Brigette: You can hear every note on YouTube here but be warned it is big-time earworm material.
How does the film compare to the book?
Brigette: The one thing I love about Disney retellings is how they make stories that may not really be geared to kids and turn them into films that anyone can enjoy.
How was the ending?
Pete: The little twist made it interesting.
Brigette: It didn’t feel right to me, almost like it was an afterthought.
Gable: Like all Disney endings.
What was the moral of the story?
Pete: Always keep the doors of love open.
Brigette: Life is so much better when you approach things with love instead of fear.
Morgan: Love is all you need.
Gable: Love is the only way to undo a horrible mistake.
Who would you recommend it to?
Pete: Fans of Disney or animation.
Brigette: People who are afraid of being themselves.
Morgan: Disney fans, siblings and anyone who believes in love at first sight.
Gable: Sisters and people who fall in love with people they are only slightly interested in.
Color Palette: (Morgan’s specialty)
Won’t Eat Their Cereal Opportunity: Elsa Won’t Eat Her Cereal
Beer pairing: (Pete’s specialty) Kulmbacher’s Reichelbräu Eisbock
Recipe: Chocolate Fondue
Artwork: The Swing by Jean-Honoré Fragonard
Craft/Activity: Make some snowflake crafts.
Favorite Architectural Detail: (Pete’s other specialty)
Coronation Chapel in Arendelle
What was your last act of true love?