It took exactly 5 years and 360 days since Disney’s Frozen to produce us with a sequel. It was the first sequel starring a Disney princess to get a theatrical release and made over 358 million dollars within the first 3 days of the release. After the original Frozen racked up a 90% tomato meter rating and producing the hit song “Let It Go”, nostalgic fans hoped for something similar.
Frozen 2 tells a tale of the familiar characters Anna, Elsa, Olaf the snowman, Christoph, and his reindeer Sphen. They journey to a mysterious enchanted forest where not everything seems normal. They set out to save the kingdom of Arendelle from peculiar events, and to discover the origin of Elsa’s powers.
Like unto its original, it is a heartwarming tale, with many parts that will make you both laugh and cry. Although it was filled with many songs and scenes that remind of the original, some say it is nowhere near the level of the 2013 Frozen.
“It’s pleasant to catch up with the characters, but mostly it’s just here to give kids more of that thing they liked six years ago.” says Nowtoronto.com.
Despite the fact that this movie may fall short of the first one, many people love it just as much as the original.
Frozen 2 is the rare sequel that surpasses the original. The scope is twice as staggering, the action twice as thrilling, the autocannibalism sequences twice as harrowing, the songs is twice as catchy.
Many of the songs Frozen 2 debuted showed signs of the first film. The song “Love is an open door” from the first Frozen compared with “Some things never change” brings a similar sound and meaning. Even though the songs may be close to the same as the original Frozen, they bring a great message. Anna (Kristen Bell) has a solo song called “The next right thing”. The song explains how even if all is lost the next thing to do is push forward and is very applicable moral to use in an everyday situation.
All in all, Frozen may not be as good as the original, but it is still a fun story with a great message.