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The Snow Queen: Mirrorlands

A frosty adventure

Ever since the box office spinner ‘Frozen’ hit the screens any tale which concerns the powers to freeze have kindled interest. This inspired many productions not only on the wide and mini screens but also live on stage as well. The ‘Snow Queen’ saga is one such example among many.

Starting off with 2012’s ‘The Snow Queen’ the series soon produced ‘The Snow Queen 2’ and ‘The Snow Queen: Fire and Ice’. 2018 saw the fourth film in the series, ‘The Snow Queen: Mirrorlands’ making it to the picture. Directed by Robert Lence and Aleksey Tsitsilin, this Russian 3D computer animated movie appeals to the senses due to its simplicity and feel-good nature.

Set in a fairytale land, a powerful king who nearly loses his family due to the Snow Queen’s evil deeds. In response, the king seeks a way to withdraw all magic from the world. The result is that all those with master magical powers are banished to the Mirrorlands where the Snow Queen too is kept imprisoned.

The only one who can stop this injustice is a little girl named Gerda. Born into a magical family, Gerda is the only one who is born without magical powers. However she needs to form an alliance with the Snow Queen to rescue her loved ones. The duo engage in an adventure which spells courage, faith and trust to free all those who have been banished from the kingdom.

Revolving around the themes of forgiveness and friendship, ‘The Snow Queen: Mirrorlands’ captivated the young and old due to its colourful settings. Viewers can also watch this production without having watched the previous film’s as it concerns a stand alone storyline. However question marks may arise in cretin instances if you are looking for a clear story. There are also lots of positive messages concerning family, friendship and forgiveness.

Another feature which works in favour of the film is in its rich artwork. From intricate city scenes to sweeping landscapes, the visuals never cease to please the eyes. The characters too are well rounded and developed. Both children and adults can appreciate the family-friendly storyline that results in a pleasant ending for two females who thought neither had anything more to offer to improve their lives and save others in the process.

One aspect that the filmmakers should have worked on is the comedy of the film. It is mostly slapstick and fails to generate some genuine laughs. Humour is mostly generated when certain characters find themselves in situations which they make errors in. The monotony of this bored the audience.

Armed with a solid and compelling storyline, ‘The Snow Queen: Mirrorlands’ is a fitting end to the highly appreciated series, drawing curtains down on the well loved productions in a justifiable and unique manner.