Frozen 2

Okay so! If you’re like me, then you still weren’t sure what Frozen 2 was just by watching the trailer. It’s okay, I’ll explain. Assuming you’ve seen the first Frozen movie, then you’re caught up with where things left off. In Frozen 2, we get more of a backstory about Anna and Elsa’s parents, the origin of Elsas’s powers, and the history of Arendale. Elsa continuously hears a mysterious voice calling out to her all while the people of Arendale are forced out of the town by these ominous forces taking the form of various elements such as the earth, fire, wind, and water. Coincidence? Of course not. It’s up to Anna, Elsa, Olaf, Kristoff, and Sven to find all the solutions to these problems as they set out for their latest adventure in the Enchanted Forest!

(Major spoilers ahead)

Personally, I was super excited to see this movie. The first Frozen had set the bar really high and I loved how it wasn’t a generic princess-love story. The sequel has a similar theme that also focuses on self-confidence and the importance of family. The only character that was clouded by love was Kristoff. It was refreshing to see a male character obsessing over the one they love while the female characters take the lead on the action and adventure. Throughout the whole movie, Kristoff tries to figure out the perfect way to propose to Anna. With each attempt, he fails and Anna gets the wrong impression. It’s hilarious and adorable. Kristoff even has his own solo-old-school-inspired music number! It was undoubtedly one of my favorite parts.

As much as I loved Kristoff’s “Lost in the Woods” and Elsa’s iconic “Into the Unknown.” I did feel like there were too many songs in this movie. It felt like there was another song every five minutes. Some of them were enjoyable but some were a drag. I would have preferred more content in terms of the story. But then again it is a Disney movie, so there have to be elaborate songs and dance numbers.

Olaf also had his own solo! It was about how things will make sense when he’s older. Like Elsa, he has also grown a lot since the first film, but he’s just as funny and loveable. He’s more knowledgable and full of fun facts that help the characters navigate their way as they try to find the answers they’re looking for.

As for rumors of Elsa being the first lesbian princess? Well, if there is a third installment of the Frozen films, then we’d know. In this movie, there was no mention of that or Elsa even having a love interest, to begin with. It was more focused on her discovering who she is and where she came from. Elsa has grown a lot since the first movie has learned to love herself along with her unique abilities. Gotta love yourself first before you love anyone else, am I right? So hopefully, if there’s a third film, (which, considering how things kind of ended on a cliff hanger, I think there will be), we will see both Elsa and Anna get their happily ever afters.

I give this movie an 8.5/10. It was really good, but just a bit too much singing for my like. There were also a few questions I felt that were unanswered, but hopefully, everything will come full circle if there IS a Frozen 3!

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