Movie Review: Frozen

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Before I had kids I really looked forward to the day where I could take my kids to the movie theater. Movies was and is my thing that I do with my dad. One of my favorite parts of the holiday season growing up was going to a movie with dad and siblings on Thanksgiving and Christmas day.

I say all that to say that the second my kids were born I was calculating just how long I’d have to wait to take them to a movie.

This past March they turned two and I knew that by the summer of 2014 I would be able to take my kids to a movie.

Well, maybe it’s because my kids are incredibly gifted. Or maybe it’s because we watch movies together as a family at home. Or maybe it’s because I just couldn’t wait any longer, but we took our kids to their first movie experience this past Friday.

twins first movie

Kids two and under are free and we had a gift card. We had heard a lot of good things about Disney’s Frozen. We did a little research to make sure it really was kid friendly. As much as we love Disney many of their films feature really scary bad guys. I may or may not be really sensitive to this due to the fact that my first movie experience was at the age of 4, and we saw Snow White in the theaters. I still remember crying in shear terror out in the lobby after seeing that queen turn into the scary old lady. I didn’t want my kids to have that same experience.

Frozen doesn’t feature a scary villain. In fact there isn’t really a true villain in most of the film. From that perspective it was very different than most of the classic Disney movies.

Frozen started off a little slow but eventually found a way to help you fall in love with a couple of the key characters. Namely Anna the princess and a very funny snowman named, Olaf.

Frozen is funny, has some catchy songs, and is very entertaining. I wouldn’t put it in the same league as Pixar films but it’s fun for all ages. In fact it not only kept my kids attention it left my son saying, “I want more movie” as soon as it ended.” That to me is priceless.

Frozen is rated G for a somewhat intense snow monster, the eluding to of a parents death, and shirtless family in a sauna. I gave it two thumbs up and I couldn’t get my kids to understand how to do two thumbs up so they are just doing their thing.

Frozen review

Two Thumbs Up – A great movie worth paying full price.
One Thumb Up – A decent attempt and worth seeing at a matinee price.
Thumb to the side – An ok film, but wait for video.
Thumb down – A stinker of a film. Don’t waste you life seeing it.

 

 

 

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Rob Shepherd

I am the full-time husband of a wonderful woman! I love being married! We are proud parents to twins, Hayden and Reese. In my spare time I am the pastor of Next Level Church. I have a relationship with God and it is an adventure. Oh and I wrote a book. It's called Even If You Were Perfect Someone Would Crucify You.

19 Comments

  1. December 10, 2013

    My 19 year old daughter plans to see this one. I didn’t realize it wasn’t Pixar and just plain Disney.

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  2. December 10, 2013

    They did so good! I love making memories with our family!

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  3. December 10, 2013

    Me and my daughter went to movies all the time when she was young. We haven’t gone together in three or four years and I miss those days.

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    • December 10, 2013

      Daniel, no doubt. Would she be up to go to a movie today?

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  4. Jim
    December 10, 2013

    We went on thanksgiving it was awesome.

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    • December 10, 2013

      Jim, I can’t wait to take my kids to movies on Thanksgiving.

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  5. Julie Wagner
    December 10, 2013

    Loved this movie so much! Your kids are SOOOO CUTE! A little Monica and little Rob :) We took our kids and I can’t stop wanting to sing all of the songs :) Olaf’s “watch out for my but” comment is now a daily joke!

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    • December 10, 2013

      Julie, that was so funny. Olaf is the star for sure.

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  6. December 10, 2013

    Cute picture. Frozen looks like a cute movie. I agree with you on some of those Disney villains. Both Snow White and Sleeping Beauty featured some really scary villains.

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    • December 10, 2013

      Jeff, so does Little Mermaid, Aladdin, and Lion King.

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  7. December 10, 2013

    What a great experience and recap! I’m looking forward to taking my son (13) to see The Hobbit this weekend. Meanwhile, my wife will be taking my daughter (16) to see The Book Thief.

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    • December 10, 2013

      Jon, I’ve heard people talk about the book thief but I don’t know what that is.

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  8. December 10, 2013

    I took my daughter to Frozen the day it was released and we very much enjoyed it. I thought some of the songs were of a high caliber. We couldn’t get the theme song out of our heads.

    I love that you did that with your twins at such an early age and that you still go to movies with your dad. Your kids are cute.

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  9. LindaE
    December 10, 2013

    I saw Frozen on Thanksgiving weekend with my granddaughter and we loved it. I’m a big fan of Idina Menzel, so that was icing on a beautiful cake for me!! I’m trying to talk my grandsons into going but they’re worried that it’s going to be too “princess-y” for them. I might have to throw in a giant bucket of popcorn or something! (BTW, your kids are adorable!)

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  10. Karen
    December 12, 2013

    We went with Rusty’s nephew, 14, and my daughter 20 and we all enjoyed the movie.

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