This is it! After six long years, Frozen 2, the sequel to the award-winning animated film, is ready to venture “into the unknown”.
Will We Finally Get Some Answers?
“Why was Elsa born with magical powers? What truths about the past await Elsa as she ventures into the unknown to the enchanted forests and dark seas beyond Arendelle?” These were the questions posed when Frozen 2 released its final trailer this September.
Will we finally get some answers? Well, the short answer is yes, albeit not in the way we hoped it would.
Frozen 2 still had the magic of the first Frozen but the narratives where quite lacking. It was nice to get to know the characters and the history of Arendelle some more but the answers we got weren’t satisfying, to say the least.
Perhaps it’s because the story became too mature that it ended up not as enjoyable and kid-friendly as the first Frozen film. The inner kid in us didn’t just quite like it as much, maybe.
Major Animation Upgrades
The film made up, however, with giving the animation some major upgrades. Like, seriously, the animation is just way better. Then again, the animation technology is way better than six years ago, but that’s kind of expected.
Still, the animation upgrades were one of the strongest (if not the strongest) points of the film. It was on an entirely different level. Disney’s animators outdid themselves on this one. We could even notice how the characters aged as they should considering the three-year time jump.
Remember the song “Let It Go”? Of course, you do. That Oscar winning song is easily the most recognizable since it debuted on the first Frozen film from six years ago. It was the song that almost everyone (child and adult, boys and girls alike) know from heart. We know, you still memorize every line by heart. Don’t deny it!
Well, Frozen 2 is once again full of these catchy melodies. Anna (Kristen Bell) gets her own song numbers and as expected, Olaf (Josh Gad) manages to steal the spotlight once again with his ridiculous song number which was perhaps, the funniest part of the film.
Conceivably, the most memorable of all is “Into The Unknown” which is once again sang by Elsa (Idina Menzel). Ready your ears for you’ll be hearing this over and over again in the next six years or when Frozen 3 comes out, whichever comes first. This, despite the best efforts of award-winning song writing duo, Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, setting the notes so high only Idina Menzel and Brendon Urie of Panic! at the Disco can reach them.🤟
Safe to say, “Into The Unknown” is Frozen 2’s “Let It Go”. Believe us, we’re singing that song in our heads at this very moment.
Also, this time, Kristoff voiced by our favorite Mindhunter agent Jonathan Groff, gets a song number of his own. A huge and incredibly heart-warming ballad for his dear Anna. Our hearts literally melted.
Even with its flaws, Frozen 2, in standard Frozen fashion, sends out some very meaningful messages.
Love is complicated and sisterly love is just as so. Sisters Anna and Elsa proves it at the expense of Kristoff, who was admirably patient enough to understand Anna.
Kristoff is probably the most patient and understanding male character in all of film history. Not only does he understand his place between Anna and Elsa. He understands too that he is no knight to Anna but his support instead. Kristoff’s words “I’m here, what do you need?” and “You got it” though seemingly not important is such a subtle and powerful message of love, it deserves a shout-out.
Kristoff’s love was something else, for sure.❤
Despite growing up as basically an orphan, Anna gets it with moving on despite all the hardships and then “doing the next right thing”.
Skip or Watch?
Making sequels to great films such as Frozen is never easy. A lot of them have failed. Thankfully, this wasn’t the case with Frozen 2.
The first Frozen set the bar maybe too high as far as Frozen 2 is concerned. However, it’s still in a class of its own and a must-watch.
Frozen 2 is good and in fact, one of the better animated films of this year. It wouldn’t be a surprise if the film receives an Oscar nod or two.
Here’s our rating for Frozen 2.
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