Frozen II is coming. This Disney animated film has been eagerly awaited ever since the first film exploded onto the scene in 2013. But Disney took their time. They seemingly allowed for a story to naturally develop, and from what we’ve seen so far in trailers, they weren’t afraid to take narrative risks and allow the story to dive deeper into dark territory, allowing for true emotional growth.
But is that what actually happened? I can admire a film’s marketing not focusing on jokes, but none of it matters if the movie itself isn’t any good. Well, the world premiere happened last night, and some lucky journalists were able to attend. Their reactions are up on Twitter and, well, they’re pretty damn glowing!
It’s hard to compare since I’ve seen Frozen 1 roughly 4,000 times with my girls but I think Frozen 2 might be just as good, if not better… it’s really funny and as sweet and moving as you’d expect. The Kristoff song (and accompanying visuals) had me in stitches.
— Kevin Polowy (@djkevlar) November 8, 2019
#Frozen2 is good, of not as good as the first. It looks great and has delightful banter, but the story feels like "dark sequel" Mad Libs (without the courage of its convictions). With two exceptions, the songs aren't very good, playing as redundant "explain my motivation" tunes. pic.twitter.com/4cGa8wpKGH
— Scott Mendelson (@ScottMendelson) November 8, 2019
#Frozen2 is breathtakingly beautiful and leans in on empowerment for its characters. I cried at least 3 times. From the story to the last thread on Elsa's dress, the care and love put into it shows. And, good news, every one of Team Elsa gets at least one solo this time around.
— Alisha Grauso (@AlishaGrauso) November 8, 2019
Loved #Frozen2. It’s a darker, more complex and more emotionally mature story, continuing everything you love about the first movie and upping the ante while maintaining the intimacy of the original. Gorgeous animation, wonderful new characters and (FINALLY) a Kristoff song! ❄️ pic.twitter.com/ZB7Dyul6Ia
— Drew Taylor (@DrewTailored) November 8, 2019
#Frozen2 embarks as not just an evolution of its characters, but it sincerely acknowledges that it's fanbase has grown over the last 6 years, and they have new things to learn in a changing world. Songs are plentiful. Beautiful shots at times. It was something I REALLY needed. pic.twitter.com/NMKEKvyLg0
— Clayton Davis (@AwardsCircuit) November 8, 2019
#Frozen2 is a worthy sequel. Inspiring story. Elsa rides a water horse and it’s breathtaking. The song “Into the Unknown” is primed to be “Let It Go”-like addictive (sorry parents). And there’s even an ‘80s ballad… sung my Weezer in the end credits! Get ready!!! pic.twitter.com/0ZCol85OjR
— Jason Guerrasio (@JasonGuerrasio) November 8, 2019
So, based on all this, here are some takeaways: Frozen II goes darker, it dives more into characters, and it has a soundtrack that stands up to the original one — which is no small feat. I don’t know about you guys, but if we’re to believe this, I’m fairly confident the film can exceed the success of the original.
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