‘Frozen II’ review: Beautiful musical sequel

Disney’s Frozen II brings us back to Arendelle with a great, magical adventure of Anna and Elsa.

Frozen II is considered as one of the most anticipated sequels this year. Following the blockbuster success of the previous installment, Frozen II brings us back to Arendelle and continues the adventures of its magical Queen Elsa (Idina Menzel); her kind sister, Anna (Kristen Bell) and her boyfriend Kristoff (Jonathan Groff); and everyone’s favorite snowman, Olaf (Josh Gad). This time around, 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; thanks to several flashbacks, viewers may feel even sadder about the orphans’ loss. There’s a lot of humor (thanks, Olaf!) and of course big musical numbers.

The film may still be considered as a great musical piece from Disney. There are new songs like ‘Into the Unknown’, ‘Show Yourself’ and ‘Lost in the Woods’ that will hit you right in every way as these songs will surely be on your playlist. Yes, the sequel is ultimately a bit more intense than the original and a bit more like an add-on because of its hype but there’s a lot more to look forward to seeing in this one. Everything about the story, even though simple, successfully puts positive messages about sisterhood, empowerment, acceptance, and true love. It’s still a heartwarming tale that everyone would enjoy. There’s this one song entitled ‘When I am Older’ that would really move our hearts even whether you are young or an adult viewer. There’s just so much feels in it.

It’s a beautiful musical sequel. Frozen II may have enhanced the story of Anna and Elsa by bringing up flashbacks about their parents but it didn’t just focus on them all the way. It includes Kristoff and Olaf which adds up to the color of what it wanted to tell. Both of them have a solo part that would make everyone happy and entertained along the film. It’s fun seeing them together with Anna and Elsa. Olaf almost steals the show because of his heartwarming messages to other characters. He totally reflects on everyone as he shows how things may change while we grow up in life.

Overall, the film is so good because it does not just stick to it’s musical and funny tropes, but also provides plenty heartwarming life lessons about sisterhood, friendship, true love and acceptance. Also, there’s Anna and Elsa’s being good examples of being strong women who lead, communicate and support each other with confidence. It’s just worth your time!

Furthermore, Frozen II is magically a beautiful musical film that you and your family would enjoy. This is the sequel that brings us into the unknown to create and see the best version of our self.

Directed by Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee voiced by Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Jonathan Groff, Josh Gad, Sterling K. Brown, and Evan Rachel Wood

Anna and Elsa venture into The Unknown in Disney’s ‘Frozen 2’

Six years after Disney’s “Frozen” became an absolute phenomenon for kids around the world, the adventure of Queen Elsa, Princess Anna, Kristoff, Olaf, and Sven continues to make headway in Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Frozen 2.”

Directed by Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck, the long-awaited sequel sees the animated gang venture out of Arendelle and travel to an ancient forest where they hope to find out the origins of Elsa’s extraordinary powers. “Frozen 2” takes viewers to a tale of discovery where the sisterhood bond of Queen Elsa and Princess Anna is tested, as they brave the land of the unknown together.

“Frozen,” which opened in 2013, is the highest-grossing animated feature ever released with more than $1.27 billion in global box office, two Academy awards, and a medley of hard-hitting soundtrack. Now, Disney brings in a whole new animated spectacle that fans of all ages will love with the much-anticipated theatrical release of “Frozen 2.” In “Frozen,” Elsa feared her powers were too much for the world. In “Frozen 2,” she must hope they are enough. 

The all-new story takes place three years after the conclusion of the first movie, but according to its filmmakers, there is an underlying detail that ultimately leads to a great adventure — one that will bring clarity to everything we know about these beloved characters.

EPIC STORY – In Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Frozen 2,” Queen Iduna (voice of Evan Rachel Wood) and King Agnarr (voice of Alfred Molina) share an epic story with Young Anna (voice of Hadley Gannaway) and Young Elsa (voice Mattea Conforti) about an enchanted forest and the potential danger that lingers. “Frozen 2” is now showing in PH cinemas. © 2019 Disney. All Rights Reserved.

Says director Jennifer Lee, who also penned the screenplay, “Elsa hears a voice calling that no one else can hear. She tries to block it, but it won’t stop. It shows her pieces of the past. It promises answers about why she is the way she is, so it’s both epic and a mystery, and she’s compelled to find that voice.” “’Frozen 2’ is even bigger and more epic than the first,” says film director Chris Buck. “But most importantly, the end of ‘Frozen’ and “Frozen 2” work together to form one complete story,” he added.

Fans are also in for a melodic treat as “Frozen 2 “showcases an all-new original soundtrack that complement the epic and heartwarming story. Written by no other than Oscar®-awarded Filipino-American songwriter, Robert Lopez with wife, Kristen Lopez, and featuring the voices of Idina Menzel, Kristen Bell, Jonathan Groff, and Josh Gad – the seven new tracks in the line-up are expected to hit the viewers’ hearts right from the beginning. Other artists on the soundtrack also include Kacey Musgraves with “All is Found,” Weezer with “Lost in the Woods,” and Panic! At the Disco with “Into the Unknown,” to name some.

Visit the “Frozen 2” interactive booth happening at the 2nd floor of SM Megamall Atrium from November 15 to 16, 2019, and get a chance immerse in the digital photo booth featuring Elsa and Anna. Guests can also listen to “Into the Unknown” and the rest of the film’s all-new soundtrack at the listening booths housed in the venue.

“Frozen 2” officially opened in Philippines cinemas on November 20, Wednesday. Join the conversations online at #Frozen2PH.

“Frozen 2” is now showing in PH cinemas. © 2019 Disney. All Rights Reserved.

QUEEN IDUNA loves her daughters Anna and Elsa and wants to protect them at all costs – especially from the secrets of her past. But as young Elsa’s powers and questions grow, she begins to wonder if her own past may hold the answers for her family. Featuring Evan Rachel Wood as the voice of Iduna, Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Frozen 2” opens on Nov. 22, 2019. © 2019 Disney. All Rights Reserved.

In Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Frozen 2, Elsa, Anna, Kristoff, Olaf and Sven journey far beyond the gates of Arendelle in search of answers. Featuring the voices of Idina Menzel, Kristen Bell, Jonathan Groff and Josh Gad, “Frozen 2” opens in U.S. theaters November 22. © 2019 Disney. All Rights Reserved

About Frozen 2

Why was Elsa born with magical powers? The answer is calling her and threatening her kingdom. Together with Anna, Kristoff, Olaf and Sven, she’ll set out on a dangerous but remarkable journey. In “Frozen,” Elsa feared her powers were too much for the world. In “Frozen 2,” she must hope they are enough. From the Academy Award®-winning team—directors Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck, producer Peter Del Vecho and songwriters Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez—and featuring the voices of Idina Menzel, Kristen Bell, Jonathan Groff and Josh Gad, Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Frozen 2” opens in Philippine theaters on November 20, 2019.