Parents' Guide to

The Snow Queen: Fire and Ice

By Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

Some weapons, peril in engaging fairy tale adventure.

Movie NR 2018 80 minutes
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age 10+

Based on 1 parent review

age 10+

Too much

PG: mild action

Is It Any Good?

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The third installment in the Russian-animated Snow Queen series will amuse adventure-minded younger viewers, even if it's not as slick or memorable as the best examples of the genre. The movie doesn't require viewers to be fully familiar with its two predecessors, although several of the characters carry over, and knowing something about The Snow Queen and The Snow Queen: Magic of the Ice Mirror will make it easier for kids to understand the main relationship dynamics. Gerda's instant chemistry with Rollan is a bit reminiscent of a central couple in Frozen. The two connect and are immediately thrown into an adventure that changes both of their lives.

The animation is better here than in the first movie; the landscapes are more detailed, and the moments of peril are filled with appropriate suspense. What's original about this particular adventure is that just when you think it's about to follow a predictable storyline, there's a plot twist that raises the stakes. The game-changer may even take some adults by surprise, creating an emotional, action-packed final act. The Snow Queen: Fire and Ice isn't a great movie, but it's actually more serviceable than its predecessors.

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