Frozen 2: Exclusive Movie Review By A Teen

Frozen 2, the much-awaited sequel to Frozen has finally hit the screens. And, expectations are sky-high. Does Frozen 2 live up to all the hype? Read on and find out!

By Vanshika Devuni Kalanidhi

Frozen 2: Exclusive Movie Review By A Teen
Image courtesy: Frozen 2 official Facebook page

Rating: 3/5

Frozen 2: Movie Review

Unless you live under a rock, you’ll know that Frozen was a HUGE success. There was a lot of craze, a lot of fanfare, and everybody under the age of ten had some sort of merchandise related to it. Does the sequel live up to the original?

Our gang from the first movie thrives in the newfound peace in their kingdom before things start to go south. The wind, water, fire, and earth are acting up. What could be causing this? During their quest to find out, Elsa hears a voice calling out to her. Frozen 2 is the journey of Elsa and friends to unravel the mysteries of the nature spirits.

While the movie is good, it doesn’t live up to the first one. Thankfully, that doesn’t make it bad. Despite a few hiccups, the movie is a visual masterpiece and has its heart-warming moments.

A visual treat for the audience

Like I’ve come to expect from Disney, Frozen 2 is a visual journey. It gets the best of both worlds. Some scenes, like the song ‘Into the Unknown’ has abstract artwork that reminds us how amusing Elsa’s ice magic can be. Other scenes, like the fire spirit wreaking havoc, have a more photo realistic style, showcasing the beauty of Frozen’s universe.

The plot

The story itself, while on the better side of ‘meh’, lacks that ‘oomph’ factor. Some story lines feel out of place with the rest of the story. Kristoff and Anna’s side plot feels like a way to stuff in some fluffiness and happiness in the movie, rather than a natural progression. The story would have been a lot more engaging with the introduction of new characters or plot lines (like Elsa getting a girlfriend). Speaking of Elsa, her role in this movie bores me. Her character is two-dimensional and reminds me of a classic Mary Sue in a badly written fan-fiction.

A theme of time, transition and growing up

The movie begins strong and introduces new stories and plots. The first two acts are engaging. Unfortunately, this goes away towards the end. The darkest hour was not too hard-hitting, and the big bad thing that happens (no spoilers) is not convincing in the slightest. I wish the movie took a bit more time to set the tone before moving onto other things, as the conclusion and climax are rushed and not very satisfactory. The plot also seems fuzzy. This movie was like a geometry class. I kind of know what’s going on but there are a lot of things I don’t follow.

However, the plot is quite refreshing compared to most other Disney movies. Frozen 2 is based around the theme of time, transition, growing up, and losing naivety. So, the plot is surprisingly mature. It was engaging to both young and old audiences and taught many deep lessons and birthed lyrically meaningful songs.

Struggles to live up to the hype

Overall, the movie does not live up to all the hype, but it isn’t bad. It talks of love, maturity, and transition. Ironically, it makes you feel warm and fuzzy. It’s worth a watch if you’ve watched the first one!

My takeaways from Frozen 2:

  1. Love is permanent.
  2. If you don’t know what to do, do the next right thing.
  3. It’s okay to be overwhelmed. It’s okay to take one step at a time.
  4. Determination can take you anywhere.
  5. Mending the past can fix the future.

Watch the trailer of Frozen 2 below:

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About the author:

Written by Vanshika Devuni Kalanidhi on 22 November 2019.

The author is a writer/blogger who blogs at www.vanshikadevuni.blogspot.com

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