Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Josh Gad, and Jonathan Groff
Anna (Kristen Bell), Elsa (Idina Menzel), Kristoff (Jonathan Groff), Olaf (Josh Gad), and Sven leave Arendelle in a quest to uncover the origins of Elsa’s powers. They are in search of Ahtohallan which is a mythical river that their mother told them contained to all answers regarding the past.
Three years have passed since the original Frozen ended. Elsa is hearing a female voice call to her. She is convinced it is a voice trying to lead her to the place she was always meant to be. She remembers a lullaby that her mother used to sing to her about a faraway land and a magical river that has answers to the past. The crew decides to try and find the place that her mother sang about. Early in their travels, they come across a thick fog that no one can penetrate other than Elsa. She manages to release the fog and a beautiful forest appears. Within the forest, they find the indigenous people as well as some Arendelle soldiers that had been trapped behind the fog. Elsa continues forward on her quest to find the voice and the truth while Anna stays behind to help save Arendelle. Do they each accomplish their tasks?
My 8-year-old thought it was better than the first one. I thought the story line was better but the music from the first one was more my style. That could be because my then 3-year-old made me watch it a hundred times. In the new film I feel that the composers tried too hard to write another “Let It Go”. I do have to say that the part with Olaf singing in the forest was absolutely adorable. The one part I really didn’t care for was Kristoff’s solo song. He and Anna are still in love and he is trying to find a way to propose to her. He tries several times but fails miserably. This failure leads to a mediocre scene where he sings about his frustration. It was a very 1980s montage with hints of Olan Mills double exposure images (if you grew up in the 70s and 80s, you will know what I mean). There were also some shout outs to Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody and let me tell you now, Kristoff is not Queen!!!
Glad they were all back. Olaf wasn’t my favorite in the first movie, but he was perfection in the second one.
The writing was well done. It flowed nicely and in the appropriate order. You do not find out too much too soon. The music could have been better but Anna’s “The Next Right Thing” was really good.
Animation was perfect.
Should You Go See This Movie?
Absolutely. In my opinion it wasn’t as good as the first, but my daughter disagrees with me. It was still fun, charming, and a good story.