Frozen II (2019)
Title: Frozen II
Genre: Animation| Adventure| Comedy|
Runtime: 103 min
Director: Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee
Starring: Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Josh Gad
NOT UNEXPECTEDLY FAILS TO BE HONEST
With the global hit and mass hysteria surrounded Frozen from 2013, we have now learned to know these ensembles of characters that also appear in this sequel. With the background story already revealed it’s far easier to follow these characters. Even the setup is more unpredictable than the first one and this one has a more mature theme. A darker matter that also feels a little sad at sometimes. The setting is very much gorgeous just like the movie in 2013, but the music doesn’t kill it like Let it Go, that had a purpose behind it. It’s not as good as the sequel. The animation feels cleaner, not more enough. The story is also plain and doesn’t deliver that much depth as it should.
In most scenes, it strikes me as Disney tries to overcome the latest movie. Trying so desperate to make it be better than that one. The scenes are more action-filled and more exploring than the last one. As the first one explores the fate of Elsa and the power of her inner self. In this is one, most of the focus is spent on Anna, the sister of Ice Queen. Some scenes are funny with Olaf and Kristof. Kristof fails immensely to propose to Anna, which he in the end does. And rightfully, there is something. Elsa does have a new style in her approach and feels a little more introvert than Anna. Anna is more exploring and more energic than before. In the first movie, she was fairly more naive and stupid. The amount this movie is spending on character-development is fairly small. And the destiny with Elsa is somewhat surprising to the extent in what could happen later on in this expanding franchise. She ain’t displayed in this movie as the protagonist, her sister does.
The film tries have once again to have a theme of love, like the rest of Disney films and the last one, which now is repeated all over again. It reconciles the last movie into a forgotten tale, but in this case, Olaf is the one speaking about it. It doesn’t have the heart and strong confidence that the first film gave. It doesn’t give that excitement and feeling that you shared with the character like when Kristof met Anna for the first time. The first one was exciting compared to this. I didn’t care that much for the first one but is far better than this one. These characters, that is so popular where kids learn to love and cherish these ones in a major way, don’t really spend that much time together. They do instead reconnect with other ones in the enchanted forest.
Jonathan Groff’s character Kristof and his reindeer Sven has a lot more space in this film and are more connected with the audience. A thing to discover as well in this movie, is their love and respect for reindeers, most because they don’t miss out on that one. It’s a good sequel that provides some dark and exciting moments for young girls, in particular, to experience with the parents. Not as good as a sequel should be but a decent addition to a beloved franchise that just continues to grow.