Movie Review: Frozen 2

Released November 22, 2019, “Frozen 2” was an immediate sensation, earning over $113 million in the first week of its release. With the movie’s colorful and stunning animations, hilarious dialogue and jaw dropping storyline, there’s no surprise the movie is such a sensation. 

“Frozen 2” explores Elsa (Idina Menzel), Anna (Kristen Bell), Kristoff (Jonathan Groff), Sven (Jonathan Groff), and Olaf’s (Josh Gad) journeys as they travel past Arendelle to discover the source of Elsa’s powers and the cause of a mysterious voice Elsa hears whispering from the enchanted forest. The storyline was extremely clever as viewers get an exceptional plot following the first movie. Especially as the movie taps back into Elsa and Anna’s parents’ history, as well as the future of Arendale. 

While the movie creates an enticing plot, especially pleasurable for younger audiences, in addition the movie’s comedy also creates a fun experience for older audiences. Olaf’s humor was especially enhanced in this movie; even my parents were falling out of their seats laughing. Examples like Olaf’s solo song When I Am Older– similar to Olaf’s song, Summer in “Frozen”- was one that had the theater audience crying out in bursts of laughter. 

The movie’s hilarious and creative dialogue was another aspect that created a fun movie for all ages. The dialogue was especially elevated in this movie and dialogue from Olaf and Kristoff were especially funny. I also thought that the dialogue in this movie for Elsa and Anna helped to develop their characters as their independence was explored more. 

On the other hand, while the story’s plot and dialogue were particularly appealing, the movie does have some flaws. Compared to the original soundtrack in “Frozen,” the songs in “Frozen 2” were rather generic compared to the first movie. After the movie was over, I personally couldn’t remember the tune to the majority of the songs. While the lyrics themselves were clever, the melodies weren’t particularly unique. 

While “Frozen 2” was still being produced, social media requests and discussions were frequent about the possibility of getting Elsa a girlfriend. The voice-over for Elsa, Idina Menzel, tweeted that Elsa’s love-life was being discussed and was becoming a possibility. While Elsa never did find her love interest in the movie, which created a lot of negative comments among watchers, Elsa’s strong independent female role still created an inspiring message to younger viewers. 

Overall, “Frozen 2” was a stunning film that I think should be enjoyed by audiences around the world. The incredible animation quality, creative dialogue, and enticing storyline makes it a wonderful film. And while the songs were indistinguishable, and hopes of a love interest for Elsa weren’t met, I think “Frozen 2” should be a go-to film at the top of everyone’s bucket list.

 

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