Frozen 2 Review

by Arushi Chamaria

Director: Jeniffer Lee and Chris Buck 

MPAA rating: PG

Frozen 2 is the sequel to Disney’s 2013 blockbuster. “Frozen 2,” a diverting, heavily animated musical, written by Jennifer Lee.“When the teaser came out, I was excited because I liked the last movie,” says Catherine Caravahallo, a sophomore at Palo Verde. 

Frozen 2, the mystical movie that has been on everybody’s mind since its first teaser got released.  

The movie is about the adventures of Arendelle’s magical Queen Elsa (voiced by Idina Menzel); her kind sister, Anna (Kristen Bell); and everyone’s favorite snowman, Olaf (Josh Gad).

The characters undertake a dangerous journey to a mysterious enchanted forest, hoping to discover the source of Elsa’s powers. The sisters learn more about their parents’ deaths and backgrounds.

Frozen 2 has got everything an audience would expect- catchy new songs, easy-to-like characters, striking backdrops, cute little jokes, and a journey about discovering yourself. The movie reveals family secrets, some comforting, some painful. Characters confront some of the most daunting human questions about loss, change, trust, and how we can best heal the wounds of the past.

The story starts with a flashback of when the princesses are little girls, playing together happily and being put to bed by loving parents. The king tells them a bedtime story from his childhood about visiting an enchanted forest with his father to celebrate the completion of a dam the Arendellians built to help the indigenous people. But the gathering turned into an attack. The king was killed, and only the young prince survived, rescued by a mysterious character. The girls learn from their mother’s lullaby that the river may hold some answers about what happened.

As time goes by, the princesses settle into their ordinary lives playing family games and living happily. But Elsa hears voices calling to her from the enchanted forest. It is an invitation she struggles to admit that she wants to accept.

Along the way, they reach the enchanted forest. There, they meet new characters, sing some more songs, sort out some misunderstandings, and try to protect each other. They confront the consequences of bad, even terrible choices made by their family. Later, Elsa leaves Anna behind to find the fifth spirit to free the forest. Through her journey, Elsa encounters some dangerous paths, but she fights and gets past them. She finally finds out the truth about the attack on the enchanted forest, and she knows that she is the fifth spirit.

Towards the end, the story finishes with a happy ending where Anna is the queen of Arendelle, and Elsa is the queen of the enchanted forest. Kristoff proposed to Anna, and she accepted the proposal. 

“I liked the ending the best because everyone was happy, and Kristoff’s proposal to Anna was very heartwarming,” said Emily Corral, a sophomore at Palo. 

Frozen 2 is filled with heart touching songs like “Show Yourself” and “Into the Unknown sung by Idina Menzel.  

Nicole Macario, says “my favorite song was “Show Yourself” because that’s when she realized the truth about herself and her family. And “Into the Unknown” made me feel emotional.” The songs not only displayed happiness, but it showed emotion and the path to discovering yourself.

I would rate this movie 9 out of 10 because the characters find themselves and know who they are and it’s heart touching little moments.