Pauls Valley, Oklahoma —
Of Course, this also goes rotten when she again loses control of her powers and it only seems to spiral further back into bad moods despite the suspiciously helpful nature of those like Prince Hans of the Southern Isles (Santino Fontana). Cue the ever clever Anna, who attempts to right the epic freak out even if it again means great risk to her life, along with the help of a quirky snowman named Olaf (Josh Gad) and an ice salesman named Kristoff (Jonathan Groff).
It is the close attempt at being a darker fairy tale (Disney did not dare wreck the happily ever after by truly adapting the Hans Christian Anderson story where the frozen one is a villain) that really helps make this a winner and manages to find the right moments to turn off the faucet before the sap overflows. Sure, it will not quite be my favorite of the modern princess adventures, that honor instead held by “Princess and The Frog,” yet it is something I recommend if you had to choose just one animated flick for 2013.
In the end, if I were to pick an area that was my favorite, it would be the slapstick comedy of those like Olaf, who dreams of summer and Sven the reindeer, who becomes the Laurel to his Hardy. That alone would make for some entertaining possibilities if the studio does the expected and milks this for at least one more sequel. Thus, the final verdict for “Frozen” is four out of five snowflakes.
Movie viewing experience courtesy of the Royal Twin Theater of Pauls Valley.