I seldom post movie or book reviews. I mostly enjoy what I enjoy and then move along. But Frozen...I loved Frozen, and I want to write about it. :) So, starting without spoilers, but there will be spoilers behind the cut and no need to avoid them in the comments.
The non-spoiler version: This is a very Disney, classical Disney, movie in look/feel, and it's definitely a Disney musical. My understanding - and I have not read the source - is that you had best treat it as its own thing and not expect it to look like its source.
It is visually beautiful and glorious. The music is amazing, and some of the more questionable Disney tendencies with regard to women are either not present or severely dialed back, IMO.
Olaf, the snowman, could easily drive me around the bend several times if I had to watch too much of him. Luckily, he's not so pervasive that that's a problem. And he is funny when he appears - but like many forms of snack, he's best taken in moderation, IMO.
Bring a coat if you're prone to getting cold while looking at cold weather sitting in your theater. I was chilly. :P
Scott and I saw this. We didn't take the boys. I'm debating whether I'm willing to let them watch it yet. I'm not sure whether or not Ian would really understand the areas that worry me; Drew would, and I'm not sure if he's ready to have to think about those topics. He might be, and I think overall he'd really like the movie otherwise. I think Ian would, because Ian is my little dancer who adores music.
The first line of spoilers below the cut will be my list of potential triggers/questionable elements for small children. After that, the in-depth babble.( Spoilers ahead! )
If you don't mind spoilers, or don't plan to see the movie, and in any way like Disney animation or music, may I strongly suggest watching the "Let It Go" song/video, which is available on YouTube? It's gorgeous, IMO. Here's a link to the official version of Let It Go