This family friendly film is a fun and exciting experience for all ages because of the story line and many more positive aspects. By this I mean that the storyline did not seem too kiddy even though it is considered to be a child movie. Snowtime! is not only a kids movie, but also a movie that all family members will be able to enjoy. The animation, cast, and originality of the film are the most positive aspects that make this movie entertaining.
Winter Break is finally upon the children in a small town, and a lot is in store for them. Luke (Angela Galuppo) is joined by a couple of his friends in a massive snowball fight. Sophie (Lucinda Davis) is new to town, but is the leader of the opposing side in the fight. Both characters also developed a slight bit of feelings for one another. Whichever side wins the fort at the end of their winter break, wins it all.
The character design of the animation makes the movie fun and really come to life. I really like
how the Animation and Visual Effects Department make the characters look unique and artistic,
each in their own way. I enjoyed the little romantic subplot between the two main characters,
Luke and Sophie. I like how the writers incorporate the budding romance into the whole story. It
isn’t too huge and doesn’t drag on. Another aspect I enjoyed was the individuality of the
characters. Each one had his or her own unique personality that was really is enjoyable to learn about and relate too. I believe that every kid who watches this movie will be able to relate to at least one or many of the characters in the film.
Without giving away the ending, the message made by this film is an important lesson about not taking things to the extreme because someone can get hurt. I recommend this film for ages 5 to 12 and adults will probably enjoy it too. I rate this film 4 out of 5 five stars because of its excellent animation, original story and outstanding voice over cast. This film is available on DVD November 8, 2016 so go check it out.
Reviewed by Imani Baptiste-Green, KIDS FIRST! Film Critic. For more reviews by youth, visit kidsfirst dot org