Kernel Rating (out of 5):
MPAA Rating: PG Length: 80 minutes
Age Appropriate For: 6+. If your child could watch “Frozen,” they could watch this impressively subpar version of the story, which has some bathroom humor and other rude jokes typical of these children’s movies and some fantasy action scenes.
Why watch ‘Snow Queen’ when ‘Frozen’ exists? A Russian adaptation of the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale, this film is not only awful visually but also nearly incomprehensible as a story.
By Roxana Hadadi
You can always appreciate a movie more when you see another that desperately tries to ride its coattails, and “The Snow Queen” is a perfect example of everything that can go wrong with that attempt at moviemaking. No, I didn’t totally love “Frozen” when it came out a few months ago, but in comparison with “The Snow Queen,” the attempt of Russia’s Wizart Animation studio to jump on the Disney bandwagon, the former is flawless. “The Snow Queen,” rather, is choppily and stiffly animated and edited, with a fantastically poorly written story to boot. It’s incomprehensible and unarresting, and doesn’t deserve your attention.