Does “Frozen 2” Lives Up to the Hype?

"Frozen II." Photo by Disney/Kobal/Shutterstock (10480847b)

It has been six years (yup… we know) since Frozen was released and this Christmas, we have finally been gifted with Frozen 2. Filled with familiar faces and intriguing new characters, we return to the ice-cold narrative of Elsa and Anna.

First off, you can expect a lot more action in this movie. The first scene takes us back to a battle fought 34 years ago, with consequences that have spilt into the lives of the sisters. Only Elsa (Idina Menzel) can hear an ominous voice and the only way to find its truths is to find its source. And whilst Elsa, the Snow Queen, is becoming more and more emersed in her ice magic, her sister Anna (Kirsten Bell) continues to worry she will no longer be able to keep a warm spot in her heart.

The movie’s action-packed drama and complex storyline is made even more magical by the excellent music score. If you thought “Let it Go” was a great tune, you will love the whole soundtrack for this movie. Seriously, we’ll still be singing along in six years when Frozen 3 may or may not finally come about.

As Elsa battles with her quest, the whole kingdom is at stake. No longer does Elsa worry that her powers are too strong, her biggest concern is that they will not be enough. Luckily, she is helped on her journey by Anna, Kristoff, Sven, and an old favorite Olaf. Olaf, the adorable snowman once again warms the audiences’ hearts. Look out for Olaf’s one-minute comedy sketch that recaps the events that have happened so far. It’s definitely a highlight.

But is the sequel as satisfying as the original? There have been mixed reviews, largely because the plot is a little difficult to follow. Nonetheless, the animation is so gripping and well-designed, that it’s hard to take any criticism of the charming feature seriously. Expect to be caught up in a whirlwind of effects and stunning visuals. Sit back and enjoy and the characters take on new adventures and try to save themselves as well as their kingdom.