FROZEN 2 – “Plenty of enchanted amusement to go around”
Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee
- Idina Menzel as Elsa
- Kristen Bell as Anna
- Jonathan Groff as Kristoff
- Josh Gad as Olaf
- Sterling K. Brown as Lieutenant Destin Mattias
- Evan Rachel Wood as Queen Iduna
- Alfred Molina as King Agnarr
- Martha Plimpton as Yelana
- Jason Ritter as Ryder
Is the sequel to the 2013 film Frozen
Three years after the events of the first film, Elsa starts to hear a strange sound from the north calling her. Together with her sister Anna, Kristoff, Olaf, and Sven, they embark on a new journey beyond their homeland of Arendelle in order to discover the origin of Elsa's magical powers and save their kingdom.
While it doesn’t soar as high as its predecessor, Frozen 2 has plenty of enchanted amusement to go around. One thing the film does improve on though, is the impressive computer-animated visuals. Here, we get some truly awe-inspiring bursts of vibrant imagery, made all the more spectacular on the big screen (this is also one time 3D viewing may actually be justified). The filmmakers also deserve credit for not playing things too safe in the script department, as there are some surprisingly deep (and at times dark) plot points surrounding things like family lineage and righting the wrongs of the past. But what about the songs you ask? Oh, there’s songs. A lot of songs. Perhaps too many songs. But unfortunately, none of them truly standout, at least not on the same level as the first instalment’s now infamous chart-topper “Let It Go.” But here’s the thing, Frozen 2 is pretty much guaranteed to captivate kids (and kids at heart) for its 103 minute runtime, thanks to sparks of dazzling imagination and wondrous images throughout. In other words, it’s another big checkmark for Disney in the “kiddie crowd pleaser column."