So…it’s been 6 years since Frozen came out. Did we let it go? Sure not. Because what? Love is an open door and it’s that door we gladly entered to and stayed in. Disney hit a win with the 2016 movie about sisters Anna and Elsa. By introducing us to the Kingdom of Arendelle and their friends, Olaf, Sven, and Kristoff, it’s like we met people we got close to. It is no surprise that Walt Disney created a sequel six years later. Bingers, we were charmed over by Frozen 2 and here is why.
Frozen 2 Grew With Time
Whenever we see sequels to a well-loved movie, we always get critical about how the follow-up will fare. Is it going to meet the greatness of the first one? Is it going to disappoint? Or in rare cases, is it going to surpass the original story? By now, you probably have an idea on how I feel about Frozen 2. It is the best sequel to a Disney and non-Pixar movie to date (Toy Story 2 and 3 are my top sequels)!
There are several reasons why I felt that way and first of which is the story. The first Frozen movie explored the sisterhood between Anna and Elsa, their inexperience when it comes to life decisions, and freeing themselves from other people’s expectations from them. For a fresh story, it is great how the plot served as an introduction to their youth. Not gonna lie, we all related to their struggles: Anna’s romantic hopelessness and Elsa’s holding back.
Now that we have a sequel six years later, it is just right for the characters and the plot to develop. Walt Disney gave us that with a more mature and more meaningful plot involving the characters we fell in love with. Elsa is now the queen of Arendelle, and is doing an amazing job at it. Anna, on the other hand, is right by her and with Kristoff. Olaf is smarter and is starting to question things. Matter of fact, the greatness of the film would not have been the same without Olaf. He is no longer here just for the laughs, Olaf is also now the voice of reason.
Into The Unknown
Let’s be real, Bingers. The reason we can’t let go of Frozen is because of its LSS-worthy tracks! I got a confession to make, I know every word to every song from the first Frozen movie. How did the songs in the sequel compare to the first, you ask? Well, let’s put it this way: they are still catchy but not as fun as the ones from the first. And yes, let me tell you that is a good thing! It goes with the story. Remember, the 2016 movie is all about fun and experiencing life. Meanwhile, the sequel is about stepping Into The Unknown.
By now, you probably have heard Brendon Urie’s version of Into The Unknown and stunned by it. That’s just one of the songs from the perfect lineup of this film’s soundtrack. My personal favorite, however, is Lost In The Woods by Jonathan Groff. I don’t know what Director Chris Buck and composers Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez were thinking when they made the song but I am obsessed with it! The 80s ballad arrangement and the 80s music video treatment from the movie is just pure perfection. Of course, let’s not forget Idina Menzel and Kristen Bell! This time, Aurora joins them to mesmerize us even more with their powerful vocals.
Brave and magical- Frozen 2 surpassed my expectations for a sequel. From stunning visuals, to enchanting songs, and to a remarkable story, the movie made me want to tag along with it and step into the unknown!
Director: Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck
Cast: Idina Menzel, Jonathan Groff, Kristen Bell, and Josh Gad
Binge-level: 5 out of 5 stars