Frozen / Frozen II
FROZEN II (U)
D: Chris Buck & Jennifer Lee
Disney (Peter Del Vecho)
USA 🇺🇸 2019
W: Jennifer Lee, Chris Buck, Marc E. Smith, Robert Lopez & Kristen Anderson-Lopez
Mus: Christophe Beck; Robert Lopez & Kristen Anderson-Lopez
Idina Menzel (Elsa), Kristen Bell (Anna), Josh Gad (Olaf), Jonathan Groff (Kristoff), Sterling K. Brown (Mattias), Evan Rachel Wood (Iduna), Alfred Molina (Agnarr)
I'll be the first to admit that I didn't really enjoy the first Frozen movie, mostly because it wasn't really aimed at my demographic, but I watched it at the peak of its hype, when the marketing was everywhere and impossible to escape. However, this 2019 sequel I found to be far more entertaining, with a much better story than the first film.
With the characters and their backgrounds already set up, this follow up to the 2013 film sees sisters Elsa & Anna travel to an enchanted forest when their home comes under threat from a magical force that lives within the mist that surrounds it.
Once again, it's the relationship of the two sisters that provides the backbone of the story, but there's a little more adventure here as they become separated as they search for the mysterious truth.
The animation and vocal cast are all fantastic, and though I think this sequel has a better story, I also have to yield that the songs in this film are nowhere near as memorable as the first film. Although, considering how many times I've heard "Let It Go" massacred at karaoke nights, this might not be a terrible thing.