On Monday the kids and I attended an Advance Screening of Frozen 2. This is another anticipated movie of the year. Frozen is the highest-grossing animated film of all time raking in 1.276 billion at the box office. Frozen won an Academy Award for best-animated feature film of the year. The film’s unforgettable song, “Let It Go,” won an Oscar for best achievement in music written for motion picture, original song. That was a mouthful.
I’ve never seen Frozen, but both of my kids have. I didn’t think the Manchild would want to see Frozen 2 but he was all in. He said the first one was a good movie so he was curious about this one. My Frozen 2 movie review is the combined opinion of myself and the children.
The original cast is back and they’ve added some new faces.
Elsa: Idina Menzel + Anna: Kristen Bell + Olaf: Josh Gad + Kristoff: Josh Gad + Mattias: Sterling K. Brown + Iduna: Evan Rachel Wood
Why was Elsa born with magical powers? The answer is calling her and threatening her kingdom. Together with Anna, Kristoff, Olaf, and Sven, she’ll set out on a dangerous but remarkable journey. In “Frozen,” Elsa feared her powers were too much for the world. In “Frozen 2,” she must hope they are enough. From the Academy Award®-winning team—directors Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck, producer Peter Del Vecho and songwriters Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez—and featuring the voices of Idina Menzel, Kristen Bell, Jonathan Groff and Josh Gad, Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Frozen 2” opens in U.S. theaters on Nov. 22, 2019.
Mattias was once a member of the Arendelle guard, during the reign of King Runeard. At some point, Mattias and his fleet became trapped in the Enchanted Forest. He continued to serve under King Agnarr as his guard. After the great battle, he has been trapped in the forest for over 30 years and had no idea that Agnarr made it out alive.
He believes the battle was a cruel attack by the Northuldra, who betrayed the goodwill of the people of Arendelle. He also is under the impression that magic is bad and that Arendellians don’t do magic, and is thus shocked to see Elsa using magic. His portrait hangs within the library of Arendelle Castle, second on the right.
I was excited about this new character played by Sterling K. Brown. My initial excitement was that Frozen has a black character, because representation. As I watched the movie it was nice to see that his character was fairly significant and highly regarded.
Having only seen Frozen 2 I enjoyed the story. The storyline was serious but didn’t feel heavy. It reminded me of the United States, and how they pushed out the Native Americans, declared Christopher Columbus a hero and then lied about their wrongdoing. Younger kids won’t get it, but they will be amused by Olaf. Olaf absolutely stole the entire movie for me. He was pure hilarity start to finish, they need to give this man a spinoff.
They flashback to young Elsa and Anna and Anna is my kind of girl. She was witty and funny, and honest. Frozen 2 is visually stunning in every way possible. There is a scene with Elsa and a horse in the water and I was blown away. The movie is a reminder that women shoulder the world, we don’t need a man to rescue us. You know girl power and the strength of sisterhood.
With that said love is also a sub storyline in the movie. Elsa and Anna are adults, and they are adulting. They remind us that love is permanent.
I didn’t love the songs, because the storyline is a bit mature it was hard to have catchy songs like Let It Go! However, the puns that referenced Frozen were cute and funny to hear.
Both of them liked Frozen 2 better than Frozen. Keep in mind my kids are almost 8 and 15. My son admired the visual effects, he and I talked endlessly about them. He felt like the movie was well done.
p.s. Disney on ICE is another great way to see Frozen in action.