Frozen 2 (2019) – Movie Review

Frozen 2 is the animated musical fantasy film directed by Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee, the same duo who directed its prequel. The film is produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios. The film is a sequel to Frozen (2013), which became the highest-grossing film of that year and highest-grossing animated film ever with critical acclaim.

The film sets three years after the events of the first film. The story follows Elsa (Idina Menzel), Anna (Kristen Bell), Kristoff (Jonathan Groff), Olaf (Josh Gad), and Sven who embark on a journey to the enchanted forest, when a mysterious voice calls out to Elsa. Now, Elsa and Anna must discover the origin of Elsa’s magical powers to save their kingdom after Elsa accidentally awakes the elemental spirits.

The technological advancements in animation filmmaking can be seen in this film which has much much better animation than the first one (it doesn’t mean that the first one was bad). The imagery looks more colorful and vibrant. And, of course, it is Disney, who has poured all the required budget. This time, the story of the film expands beyond the kingdom of Arendelle and hence it becomes a little complicated to grasp. The film’s attempt to live up to the expectations set by its prequel can be seen throughout.

The chemistry between two sisters was the heart of the first film, but in this, it felt kind of missing, and even some of the conversations between them seem artificial. The character arc to Elsa’s character is the only potentially strong aspect of the film. The rest of the characters doesn’t have much to do. In Particular, Kristoff has nothing to do except one thing, which just seems out of place. As always, Olaf is a funny snowman. I watched this film in the theatre full of kids, and all of them seem to be enjoying it most of the time.

Verdict : It is a decent film has a good plot with lovely characters but fell short in bringing the heart and joy to it.

Rating : 3.4/5

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