Omair Alavi|Published November 30, 2019
Follow Queen Elsa and Princess Anna into the unknown where they uncover secrets previously hidden from their family and people. In Frozen 2, the sequel to the successful Frozen, the Queen of Arendelle and her younger sister have grown up and have been making their parents proud by ruling their kingdom as they would have expected.
However, there is a strange siren voice that is only audible to Elsa, and she has to deal with it on her own. When things in the kingdom go haywire due to the magical happenings in the Enchanted Forest, Elsa and Anna, accompanied by Kristoff, his reindeer, Sven, and Olaf decide to investigate — both the origin of the mysterious voice and the secret of the Enchanted Forest.
What makes Frozen 2 better than its sequel is the impressive soundtrack, the stunning visuals and a story that grows on you. Mind you, the girls who went crazy when “Let it Go” was released six years back are now wiser, mature and more into Frozen than before. They can connect with Elsa (Idina Menzel) and Anna (Kristen Bell) at a personal level, and that could have added pressure on the directors Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee as well as composer Christophe Beck.
Thankfully, they managed to carve a gem in the form of this movie, filling in the missing pieces with flashback sequences that includes their parents King Agnarr and Queen Iduna (Alfred Molina, Evan Rachel Wood), and what made them meet in the first place.
Like the first flick, Frozen 2 is more of a musical than a magical animated film, inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s The Snow Queen. Here, every song has a meaning and is interlinked with the story, making it faster-paced than the original. With numbers like “Show Yourself”and “Into The Unknown” making it to the top of the charts, the soundtrack will inspire young girls, especially Frozen fans to take on the world, and let the fear go. Songwriters Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez manage to strike gold second time around!
However, that doesn’t mean that the film’s action sequences are second-best; they are more engaging this time around. The stunning 3D effects will not let you take your eyes away from the screen as they will captivate you the moment they appear in front of you. The plot is engaging and handles the loose ends of the first film, entertaining both six year-olds and 60 at the same time.
The Marshmallow Monster is back and so are the Trolls, giving the audience all the more reasons to go and watch the film, and ‘do the next right thing’.
Published in Dawn, Young World, November 30th, 2019