Review: Frozen 2 (2019)
Elsa the Snow Queen has an extraordinary gift -- the power to create ice and snow. But no matter how happy she is to be surrounded by the people of Arendelle, Elsa finds herself strangely unsettled. After hearing a mysterious voice call out to her, Elsa travels to the enchanted forests and dark seas beyond her kingdom -- an adventure that soon turns into a journey of self-discovery.
As the sequel to the wildly popular Frozen, Frozen 2 has some pretty big snowshoes to fill. Although Frozen 2 might have a slightly weaker soundtrack compared to its predecessor, it’s still filled with plenty of memorable musical numbers and strong storytelling. The animation and visuals are beautiful and the multiple references to Nordic myths and legends pays respects to the land that this movie heavily borrows from. Following the haunting kulning calls to a land of spirits and enchanted creatures, Elsa embarks on a journey of self-discovery as she unravels the mysterious history of Arendale and the origin of her powers. The voice cast for Frozen 2 is predictably fantastic. Josh Gad is truly wonderful as the enchanted Snowman, Olaf. Olaf’s musical number about fear and growing up was particular memorable and he provides comedic relief throughout the film with his treasure trove of random factoids. Its a great family film that will be entertaining for the entire family. With Frozen 2, we are introduced to an expansive world of magic and wonder that is full of possibilities for the Frozen franchise. Even with a slightly inferior soundtrack, this film is still beautiful and full of magic worth exploring.
Swin: 8.5/10 - A strong sequel to the massively popular Frozen.
Directed by: Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee
Starring: Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Josh Gad, Jonathan Groff
MPAA Rating: Rated PG for action/peril and some thematic elements
Runtime: 103 min