Frozen (Film)

I absolutely love everything about Disney princess movies, there is just something about them that feels magical, that makes you feel like you are right in the middle of Disneyland, back to the belief that you can be a princess. But then maybe that is just me. You see, the thing with Disney is that they never bring out just an ordinary film and even then hardy ever are they only good; nearly always they are nothing less than amazing. This element of the extraordinary, these clear cut lovely characters, beautiful animation and songs that are both inspirational and catchy. I get that to some people these are just ordinary films but to me Disney makes most of the few films that can draw me in as much as books do, making  me feel I am part of this magical story.

Frozen was especially adorable in that I have been really excited to see it and so in anticipation I had found the song ‘Let it go’ by Idena Menzel on YouTube which is an amazing part of the film and is seriously beautiful, the animation, the magic, the singing, all of it, and I have heard it so many times now. One you really should not miss out on; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=moSFlvxnbgk&list=PLxnVeUnlga-GKeY2ghGGu_qQkGssuP5HM&index=2. Not only is it great for the movie but is just an amazing song in itself and one I feel is pretty inspirational in the whole ideal of the past being in the past, and just letting it all go, moving on and being yourself.

The character in the song is stunning and powerful while her sister is cute and a tad on the silly side with how innocent she is, together they are just so sweet. There is a moment where an act of true love is needed in the film and how they do this is truly amazing, it sounded like it was going to be the classic sort of sleeping beauty style act, yet what actually happens is just so much sweeter. Seriously the only criticism of this film that I have is that it is too short, clocking in at only 108 minutes whereas I would have been happy to sit there for much longer considering how amazing I found it.

I would say it is one that has something for everyone, I was originally a bit disappointed at the teaser trailer of the carrot on the ice; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S1x76DoACB8&list=PLxnVeUnlga-GKeY2ghGGu_qQkGssuP5HM&index=9 as I felt it looked a lot like Ice Age which I have never really liked, yet a little spoiler for you, that sequence isn’t actually in the film. The snowman from it is truly cute though, and the reindeer is funny and cute when put together with Kristoff, especially as you get to see them as kids at the start and then guess at what happened between then and when they are adults.

There is something for pretty much anyone who likes Disney within this film; it is cute, funny and sad, there’s princesses and love, even a snow monster. My favourite parts were probably the songs of ‘Let it Go’ and ‘Do You Want To Build a Snowman?’ while my favourite lines have to be ‘I don’t have a skull… or bones’ from Olaf the snowman, and Hans saying his brothers pretended he was invisible for two years, as both moments were really funny and cute. A film you should absolutely see and one I am pretty sure I will buy both the DVD and the soundtrack for. Go ahead and tell me whether you have seen it and your thoughts in the comments.

Brave (The Amazing Disney Film)

I am such a big fan of Disney, and so every single time I see a new film of theirs it seems to instantly become my favourite, or at least for a while. Brave was one I wanted to see when it came out but just never got around to it, so of course seeing Disney films were 2 for 1 in HMV was a great chance to pick up the bluray. It was so well animated, the main characater has the amazing great mass of curly hair and I swear each little ringlet bounced when she walked along, but then I get really impressed with animation. The story was absolutely adorable, and the three little brothers were hilarious, I seriously recommend watching this one.

The actual film was not all that I loved about this though, also on the disc were two animated short films, one related to the movie; giving a bit of background on the history based part (Mordu) and the other nothing to do with the story of Brave but really sweet, called La Luna. Also if you have not seen the theories behind the Pixar films all being in the same universe you definitely should, it’s really clever and adds to the whole thing for when you see the bits in the films from the others. For example, in Brave there is a woodcarving of Sulley from Monsters Inc and another of the pizza planet truck from on of the Toystory films. Here’s the link to someone’s theory; http://mashable.com/2013/07/12/the-pixar-theory/, it does contain spoilers for the films if you haven’t seen them but is worth reading. I’ll post sometime soon about The Princess and the Frog which is the film I got in the 2 for 1 with Brave.

Bambi

Just a couple days ago I finally bought Bambi on DVD, which is one I have been wanting for a while, and then just a couple hours ago, I watched it. I saw it when I was younger and so knew the idea but couldn’t really remember that much of it. It was absolutely amazing though. The animation was beautiful while the storyline and characters were adorable, I really love it. It’s strange to watch it in comparison to modern Disney as its a lot shorter and there is less depth to the actually story part as the music and animation is what guides it in many places. It was so sweet though, I didn’t actually cry although I normally do at films and of course this one is sad, but I still think it is great and I really like the character of Flower the skunk. Definitely a film to watch again!