“What? A movie review on a Monday? That’s not right, Mondays are for book reviews!”
I know, I know, it’s crazy, but this week is going to be a little mixed up because of something special I have coming on Saturday.
There will still be a book review this week, but it’ll just be on a new day…so until then, enjoy a movie review.
There’s a reason that people say the original is always best, and Disney should stick to just making one movie, not sequels.
The original Frozen was a huge success. It was such a success that singing it was actually not allowed in some schools. Kids everywhere knew the movie by heart, and plenty of people knew the songs without ever having seen the movie (I was one of those people).
Frozen was a good movie. It played with some regular Disney movie tropes and changed the script for future Disney movies.
People were worshipping it left and right…and then time went on.
It wasn’t forgotten per se, it was just lost to time, and other movies came out. Moana was fairly popular with The Rock being a cast member, and then Frozen 2 was announced.
I was excited to see it from the trailer. It looked like it was going to be a good movie, but I am always a bit hesitant with sequels, because the story is never quite as good.
Turns out, I was right to worry.
The story for Frozen 2 wasn’t very good. It was way too predictable, relied on too many conveniences, and was way too reliant on small little story moments that didn’t add much to the overall piece.
Let’s not even talk about the abusive relationship between Kristoff and Anna (she probably needs a therapist to help deal with some issues). He tries to ask Anna to marry him the entire movie, but she either runs off to save Elsa or is too paranoid to let him speak.
Olaf loses any interest by his third joke that is too obviously for the parents in the theatre, and Sven is in the movie for maybe a minute.
The songs are less memorable, the additional characters add a minor bit of humor to the story, and its just not as entertaining as a whole.
The best part of this movie is Elsa.
Now that she has got some control of her powers, she is confident and ready to take action.
We see her act more than think in many situations through the movie, but it makes sense for her character, because she has just found her confidence again.
After being brainwashed to hide her powers and make sure she has them under control, she is free to use them whenever she wants.
She is confident in what she can do, as she should be. She is curious, and wants to fulfill the adventurous itch she experiences.
I wouldn’t say Frozen 2 is a bad movie. It was fun, lighthearted, and it had its funny moments.
I think my biggest issue was that it was a sequel that didn’t live up to my expectations, and that they were trying too hard for it to be a good movie. Or at least as good as the original.
I still recommend seeing it. Frozen 2 does answer a number of Disney fan theories out there, whether thats good or bad is up to you.
I also want to point out that this is a review from a grown adult man. Frozen 2 is probably a terrific kids movie, because it is a Disney movie after all, and kids love anything they make.
Have you seen Frozen 2? Did you enjoy it? Let’s talk about it in the comments.