When we settled down to watch our review copy of The Snow Queen, Juliette watched ten minutes then piped up "Is it Frozen?"! Well, I have to admit, it is very similar, but I explained to her that this is the story that inspired Frozen and that both films are based on the magical fairy-tale by Hans Christian Andersen. The Snow Queen is a more faithful adaptation than the Disney version though.
If you don't know the story yet (where have you been ?!), it follows the adventures of little orphan girl Gerda, who must defeat the evil Snow Queen who has taken over the kingdom and kidnapped her brother, Kai. Accompanied by her pet ferret, Luta, and Orm the troll, Gerda embarks on a perilous journey across the icy wonderland, facing swashbuckling pirates and treacherous trolls, in a race against time to defeat the wicked Snow Queen, save Kai and bring warmth back to the hearts of people across the land.
It's a lovely family film with excitement, humour and the odd aww-moment. We all loved Gerda's funny sidekicks, Luta and Orm, who provide some welcome comic relief from the at times quite scary Snow Queen, but it has a happy ending so all is right with the world ! Have a look at the trailer below if you want to get a film for the movie.
The Snow Queen is released on Blu-ray, DVD and digital platforms on November 3rd, as well as being in selected cinemas from October 25th. The adventure continues this winter as The Snow Queen : Magic of the Ice Mirror also arrives in cinemas from December 12th.
star rating : 4/5
Disclosure : We received the DVD in order to write an honest review.
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