Frozen 2 Six Years Worth The Wait

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Raul Ramirez Sanchez, Staffer

The 2nd highest-grossing animated film Frozen received a sequel with Frozen 2. Frozen 2 focuses on the dynamic duo of Elsa, the Queen of Arendelle, and her sister Anna. They go on an adventure alongside Kristoff, Olaf, the snowman, and Sven, the reindeer.

 Their journey leads them to an enchanted forest where, after entering, they are immediately separated. The forest is covered in a mist that won’t seem to go away. Each character goes through their own development. Well, most of them. 

Throughout the movie, Kristoff tries to propose to Anna but is always interrupted as something goes wrong. You see this start in the first ten minutes and immediately know this will be a running gag. 

Olaf is apparently a philosopher. He often says some brilliant and accurate things but then laughs it off as a joke, almost like foreshadowing. He has a theory of water where he thinks that “all water has memory.” Some notable events of the movie coming back to this theory.  

The movie had a lot of singing expected of an animated Disney film. But there were no songs that stood out like its predecessor Frozen, which had Let it Go and Do You Want to Build a Snowman? Both of which who were played until they died. The only time you will hear a track from Frozen 2 is while you watch it, and that’s it. Kristoff did have an excellent solo, though. 

The animation and CGI were terrific, better than the first to be expected, but the movie fell short with its story and characters. The story for Frozen 2 was good at the beginning, but towards the end, it started to go off track. 

The movie began as a group of friends on a quest to find out what’s going on in the enchanted forest, but soon each of them branched off with their own objectives. A lot of the characters also appear out of nowhere and disappear for a fat chunk of the movie, only some explained. In the original Frozen, they followed a single plotline, trying to remove a spell which had Arendelle trapped in a never-ending winter. 

The movie was still enjoyable, but it didn’t live up to the first one.