By Jamie Howell
I have two words for everyone, Frozen 2! Well I guess technically a word and a number but FROZEN 2! I got the opportunity to watch this earlier than most and let me tell you, it exceeded my expectations and gave me so many feelings. Ya girl was straight up crying in the club. Starting off, the movie has a very different yet similar vibe to the first.
Anna, Elsa and the rest of the gang are older and more mature but still seem young enough to connect with small children. However, there is still a lot in this movie for an older audience, especially high school and college aged kids. Olaf in particular has so many moments and perfect one liners that had multiple young adults saying “same” and “me” while watching this movie. Not to mention Olaf just being his usual self provides comic relief in the same way he did in Frozen. Then there’s Kristoff and Sven. They both get their moments in this movie, even sharing a very great boy band inspired song together. The two of them provide a small subplot that keeps the movie from lulling. BUT, the main plot of the movie was one that fascinated me and kept me interested the whole time. I’m not going to spoil anything but the plot had references to everything from Elsa and Anna’s parents past to scandinavian mythology to multiple references to pop culture icons like Marilyn Monroe and other Disney movies like Avengers:Endgame. Not to mention the storylines about battling mental health issues and finding a true place for yourself in the world.
Also THE MUSIC. While we can all agree “Let it Go” was the main star of Frozen, Frozen 2 has so many amazing and catchy songs I’m sure we’ll be hearing all of them at one point or another. I listened to the soundtrack on youtube during my drive home from the movie and was surprised to find how many of the movies songs were also covered by artists like Panic at the Disco, Kasey Musgraves, and even Weezer. I can not praise this movie enough! The animation, beautiful, the music, beautiful, Olaf, a complete gem throughout the film. There are very few, if any, complaints that I could see with this movie and I highly recommend watching it no matter your age group!
Final Score: 4 out of 5