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Film Review: Frozen 2

What the hell am I about to watch?


Anna, Elsa, Kristoff, Olaf and Sven leave Arendelle to travel to an ancient, autumn-bound forest of an enchanted land. They set out to find the origin of Elsa's powers in order to save their kingdom.

Rating: U

Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy

Running Time: 103 mins

Director: Christopher Buck, Jennifer Lee

Staring: Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Josh Gad

Distributor: Walt Disney

Budget: $33 million

Opening Weekend US: $130 million




Alright now that I know that bit - hit me with a little clip....


Well I'm still reading so I must be intrigued tell me more!


I laughed and I cried. I always worry about seeing a sequel because there is never a guarantee that the film will measure up to the expectations left by the first one. Disney did not disappoint.


Overview


The nice thing is we don't just pick up where Frozen left off. There has been a bit of time passing so it adds to the characters growth over the past couple of years. The humour for the adults is there to keep the parents entertained. It will be interested to see what song ends up becoming the next big 'Let It Go'.


Story

The story follows Elsa as she finds out that she can hear voices. No not the crazy in your head voices but more like the magic calls out to other magic voices. So Elsa needs to embark on the journey to get the voices to stop. Well Anna isn't just going to let her sister go by herself so she sides up for the adventure. Well that leaves Kristoff to join the sisters. And of course you need Olaf and Sven there. So the family trip leads them off to the magical forest, here Elsa's power unlocks the door and they are face to face with the elements. Now it's Elsa's job to learn how to make peace with the elements and to uncover the true identity of their mother's past and the true behind their grandfather's motive.


Characters

Stayed true to the development of the characters from the first film. Not really any new characters added. There was a bit more development on the past of the girl's mother and father as well as the family tree information being brought up to advance the central conflict of the film. Still love Olaf. To me he makes the film. And even here we can see a little bit more of his maturity in the film in his acceptance of growing up.


Female Representation

Yeah! A film about sisters and a mother's relationship with their daughters. Again... yeah!! Nice conversations between the two woman that don't relvolve around a guy or hating on one another. A true sister relationship of showing care and concern. Seeing a mother's love for her daughter and the lengths that she would go to find help for her. There is Kristoff and his inability to make a good speech of proposal to Anna. But other than that aspect, there isn't a lot of 'romance' in the film.

That's all great and thanks but the real deets now!


Go and see it. Trust me its worth the movie ticket pricing. I personally like to go during the school day when there are less children present so that I can enjoy the film a little bit more. It's a tad on the long side for a young child to sit still that long would be the only concern.

Rhiannon viewed the film in 2D setting at Cineworld Rushden Lakes on 29 November 2019.

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