Synopsis

Having harnessed her ever-growing power after lifting the dreadful curse of the eternal winter in Frozen (2013), the beautiful conjurer of snow and ice, Queen Elsa, now rules the peaceful kingdom of Arendelle, enjoying a happy life with her sister, Princess Anna. However, a melodious voice that only Elsa can hear keeps her awake, inviting her to the mystical enchanted forest that the sisters' father told them about a long time ago. Now, unable to block the thrilling call of the secret siren, Elsa, along with Anna, Kristoff, Olaf, and Sven summons up the courage to follow the voice into the unknown, intent on finding answers in the perpetually misty realm in the woods. More and more, an inexplicable imbalance is hurting not only her kingdom but also the neighboring tribe of Northuldra. Can Queen Elsa put her legendary magical skills to good use to restore peace and stability?

Director

Chris Buck

Cast

Kristen Bell
as Anna (voice)
Idina Menzel
as Elsa (voice)
Josh Gad
as Olaf (voice)
Jonathan Groff
as Kristoff (voice)
Sterling K. Brown
as Lieutenant Mattias (voice)
Evan Rachel Wood
as Queen Iduna (voice)
Alfred Molina
as King Agnarr (voice)

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by ssmoler2 1 /10

A big disappointment

I'm 34 years old. I loved the first one. Saw it three times in theaters. Immediately bought the soundtrack afterward.

The first one had me on my toes the whole time. The story progressed smoothly. The songs had purpose. The theme of "let it go" was relatable.

This sequel had none of that. They stuff a contrived story down your throat - having to explain everything at each step because nothing made sense. The songs are totally forgettable and filler. There is no meaningful conflict and the climax is non-existent.

A real shame.

Reviewed by phoenixnslick 3 /10

A Glorified, Animated Outline

Your kids will love it, there's no doubt about that. There is serious talent behind the song writers and performers and animation team. The plotline itself is very well done, the issue was it's execution. For a film almost two hours long, everything was rushed. The film can only be described as an outline on paper that was made into film without the flesh between. Frozen 2 hardly gave the audience time to process one scene before we were thrown into another. Character motivations and emotions were traded for comedy relief in the form of Olaf, the sentient equivalent of "exposition".

This film fails to narrate how a character got to a certain point, why this and that transpired, and the motivations behind each party, however overly narrates the message of the film quite literally through Olaf exposition as mentioned above.

After being such a strong character in the first installment, Anna fell short and her emotions were conflicting (and not in the good way). Kristoff's only purpose in the film was to find a way to ask Anna a very serious question, Olaf had no other purpose or journey and while Elsa's journey was the saving grace, the film portrayed itself as if it had cut out 30 minutes of important back story and character decision making. This film lacked the emotion of the first, a sense of thrill, dread, traded in for series of beautiful visuals and fluid animation.

The score was good but not memorable. The animation was absolutely stunning. From a child's perspective, the film would be given a 10/10, but from a film review standpoint, Frozen 2 failed to deliver.

Reviewed by john_amend_all 1 /10

The story is very weak...

This movie is filled with songs all over the place because it has almost no story - same crap as Beauty and the beast 2.

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