Frozen (2013)

A heart warming story set in an icy environment, this is one of Disney’s best animated films. There is no strong complication in the story, but it is peppered with loveable characters who make up for the lack of tension.

The fairytale like setting which is characteristic of Disney, takes it a notch higher this time where you feel you are watching a good quality broadway production. The songs stay with you far after the movie finishes, and the voices are top notch.

Ice, snow, winter and its many effects are used well, we have rock like trolls and a chatty snowman who add magic to the screen. I liked the fact that there was no ‘villain’ or ‘bad guy’, just personal demons and the way they dealt with them.

A simple, memorable film which is a pure winter delight!

3.5/5

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Wreck it Ralph (2012)

Was sitting on this Oscar nominee film for a while, and a few minutes into it I wondered why did I wait so long to watch it. What a brilliant concept!

Tapping into the recesses of our childhood memories, it brings the excitement of arcade games back to life. Our favourite 1 dimensional players have personalities, aspirations, problems and many have an identity crisis!

The seamless way we are shown the many ‘environments’ which have their own rules, the arcade existence which has its own parameters, the sound quality, pixilation and above all the vision of director Rich Moore is fantastic.

Was a nice glimpse into ‘the world within a world’, and any film that can successfully create that and engage you in it is a winner!

Marrying animation and the gaming environment, fix a date with this one!

3.5/5