Musician, age 12
Where and with whom did you see the movie?
I saw it with my dad Chico Powell and my friend Connor Tumbaga.
Overall, what did you think?
I thought it was a great movie with a great message, which was that no matter what happens, love conquers all. I think a lot of younger people would like it.
How did you like the sing-along?
The sing-along was really fun. There were lyrics on the screen and I could hear children and their parents singing, and actually a lot of mumbling. It was a lot of fun watching the audience sing. I didn’t know all the songs, but it seemed like a lot of people did.
Without giving away the ending, what was one of your favorite scenes?
One of my favorite scenes is when Princess Anna (Kristen Bell) and Kristoff (Jonathan Groff) were trying to convince her sister to stop the winter storm even though she couldn’t. Anna’s sister Elsa (Idina Menzel) throws them out of her castle and they start getting chased by a giant snowman.
On a scale of one to four stars, what would you rate this film?
★★★ to ★★★★.
What did you think of he cinematography?
Cinematography was very impressive, with the VFX and animation and how they shot all the different angles.
Was the message/theme clear?
Yes, toward the end you really know what the message is – without telling you what it is.
Did it remind you of any other works of film?
It reminded me of Ice Age because of the type of shots and the location.
To whom would you recommend this movie?
Any children from ages 3 to 15. But adults would enjoy it, too.
Did any of the actors stand out?
For me, every character in the movie stood out.
Did you identify with any of the characters?
I identified with the snowman Olaf (Josh Gad) because I am very nosy, and in the movie he says a bunch of times that he wants summer – and I want summer, too!
Did the soundtrack contribute significantly to the film?
Yes. The whole movie was kind of a musical. Every song, including Do you Want to Build A Snowman? and Let it Go, added meaning to each scene.
Would you buy this movie when it comes out on DVD?
Yes, I would because I really enjoyed it, and my younger sister Aya also loves the movie.
What’s your favorite movie snack?
Popcorn with mochi crunch and a blue vanilla Icee.
On a different note, what’s new with you?
I did an interview with Pat Monahan of the band Train a few months ago on his “Patcast.” It just aired on YouTube. And I have my first new single coming out on iTunes called “One of the Ones.” It will be available very soon. Visit my website, aidanjamesmusic808.com.