Review: “Frozen 2”

Disney’s new movie “Frozen 2,” the sequel to the 2013 hit “Frozen,” has mixed responses from viewers. Although mostly positive, the movie had its flaws.

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Disney’s “Frozen 2” was released to mixed opinions. While some rave, others might argue that the plot was choppy.

Hayley DuHamel, Staff Writer

The latest Disney movie “Frozen 2″ which came out on November 22, is in many ways better than the original “Frozen” movie that came out in 2013. 

In the original movie “Frozen,” Anna and Elsa are the princesses of the kingdom of Arendelle. Elsa was born with ice powers, which accidentally hurt Anna one time. Because of this, Elsa shut herself in her room in order to protect her. Many years later, when Elsa was crowned as Arendelle’s queen, she accidentally reveals her powers and runs away in fear of being betrayed by her own people. Anna, who saw this first hand, hurried to find Elsa and tell her that her outburst accidentally caused an eternal winter in Arendelle. With the ice harvester Kristoff, his reindeer Sven, and the living snowman Olaf, she travels to the North Mountain to bring Elsa back home.

In “Frozen 2,” Anna, Elsa, and the people of Arendelle were all living happy, joyful lives until Elsa, still the Queen, starts hearing a singing voice in the distance. After this starts to happen, the guardian spirits of a forbidden forest awaken and kick everyone out of the kingdom. These spirits are the living representations of air, water, fire, and earth. Elsa decides to go to the forest to find the secret behind the mysterious voice in hopes that it will save the kingdom and free the North Aldrans, the people who live in harmony with the elemental spirits of the forbidden forest. 

But while the story was an interesting concept, the transitions between plot points were choppy, and there were several times during the movie when viewers thought “Wait, how did that happen?” or “Will they explain this?”

Also, the movie mainly focused on Anna, Elsa, and Olaf, while Kristoff, Sven, and all of the new characters who were introduced in this movie were not given much character development. The film would have been better if it focused on the characters evenly, instead of leaving them all behind.

But while a lot of characters didn’t get much screen time, Anna herself went through a lot of character development throughout the film, and it was done pretty well. Elsa was also given some development too during the film, but not as much as Anna.

The movie has great songs like “Into the Unknown” and “Show Yourself,” both being performed by Idina Menzel, the voice actress of Elsa, and the animation was beautiful.

Unfortunately, though, those are the only two songs in the movie that ever really stay with people, because the other songs were just unmemorable. This might be because the two songs that were mentioned above are just so good, that the others pale in comparison.

But this doesn’t mean that the movie is bad. “Frozen 2” is an enjoyable movie that parents and kids will both love. People who loved the original “Frozen” and those who love watching Disney movies, in general, should definitely watch “Frozen 2.”