Disney’s ‘Frozen’ can melt hearts

BY KATE PRICE

PONY EXPRESS

This piece is provided by Hoof Prints, a partnership between the Stillwater Gazette and The Pony Express, Stillwater Area High School’s student newspaper. For more student news and views, see the Wednesday edition of the Gazette each week.

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Despite it’s chilly name, Disney’s movie “Frozen” is a heartwarming tale for all ages, according to kate Price of the Pony Express.

Having the power to create an eternal winter would not even come in handy here in Minnesota, but Elsa lives in the kingdom of Arendelle and has icy powers that got a little out of control. She accidentally cast an eternal winter on her kingdom.

The new Disney film, “Frozen,” captures the story of two sisters, one fearless and one living in fear, and their battle to save their kingdom.

“The relationship between the sisters is actually believable — me and my sister interact like that,” Stillwater Area High School junior Emmy Smith said of the movie.

Banishing herself to isolation, Elsa fears there is nothing that can help her. Anna is not so convinced. She battles the elements with her friend, Kristoff, to find her sister and end the everlasting winter.

“If I lived in a situation where there was an everlasting winter, I would just stay inside forever,” Stillwater Area High School senior Megan Letkeman said. “Anna is a rock star for trying to save the kingdom.”

The film was very popular among children and teenagers alike. “Tangled” was adored by teens, and they seem to be reacting even more enthusiastically to “Frozen.” This is a significant feat, considering that students still rave about “Tangled.”

“Tangled came out, and it was my absolute favorite movie,” Smith said. “Now I can’t decide which one I like more.”

Almost everyone seems to be accepting “Frozen” and loving the new addition to the family of classic Disney princesses. The strong females in the movie are great role models and can be compared to those in previous movies.

“The message was kind of like ‘Mulan’s’ saying that females don’t always need handsome princes to save them,” Letkeman said. “They can save themselves.”

A key element in “Frozen” students seemed to really enjoy was a lovable and naive snowman named Olaf. He is the main source of comedy in the film, tagging along on Anna’s journey to save her sister.

“I loved when Olaf was talking about how he wanted summer and heat, not knowing what would happen to him,” Smith said.

There is a lot to love about “Frozen,” it could touch a little part of anybody’s heart. Take a young child, grandmother or angst-ridden teen — this is truly a movie for all ages. It is guaranteed to bring a smile to anyone’s face.

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