Frozen II Review – The Magic Continues

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Frozen II, from Walt Disney Picture animation, presents the wonderfully idyllic world of Arendelle until suddenly and without warning tragedy strikes as Anna and Elsa and their companions are forced to search the past to find the future.

Directed by Chris Beck and Jennifer Lee, Frozen II stars the voice talents of Idina Menzel, Kristen Bell, Josh Gad, Jonathan Groff, Sterling K. Brown, Evan Rachel Wood, Alfred Molina, Martha Plimpton, Jason Ritter, Rachel Matthews, Hadley Gannaway and Mattea Conforti.


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Frozen II opens with two girls, Elsa, voiced by Mattea Conforti, and Anna, voiced by Hadley Gannaway, playing Enchanted Forest. Princess Elsa born with magical powers builds the characters as they need them, Anna, her younger sister, ends the story with a belief that love will conquer all.

As they play, they are overheard by their father, King of Arendelle, Agnarr, voiced by Alfred Molina, and mother Iduna, voiced by Evan Rachel Wood. The decide it is time to tell the girls of their past, a false friendship, a fierce battle, and a frozen future. Listening intently the two hear of a people hoodwinked, lured into a false peace, and a mystery that saved their father from sure death.

The film fast forwards here. After years of guidance suddenly tragedy takes their parents from them and Elsa, voiced by Idina Menzel becomes Queen. Anna, voiced by Kristen Bell, as fortune would have it, is a free spirit, while Elsa is tethered to duty. Suddenly, Elsa is unable to concentrate as a voice, a still small voice, is beckoning her, calling with sweet music, a melody oddly familiar and distinctly unfamiliar.


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Captured by the sound, she is pulled toward away from the safety of Arendelle. Suddenly an impending storm arrives shaking the earth forcing all the inhabitants to flee. The only way to create peace and restore tranquility and order is to leave.

As she explains to Anna what she is doing, and explains she will be going alone, the quartet of voices who have become her confidants, Anna, Olaf voiced by Josh Gad, and Kristoff voiced by Jonathan Groff, nix that idea and they all travel with Elsa until the come to the edge of the forest, where a wall of cloud has separated the two lands.

Unsure of the next move and only knowing many depend on her she decides the only way over is through so unsure she walks through the shroud to finds herself on the other side. A darkened space, with no sunlight or sky, the others follow and now the four are searching for the future through the past and unsure of each step.

This is where the past intersects with the future as Queen Elsa and Princess Anna and their companions, meet the past. Encountering first Yelena, voiced by Martha Plimpton, leader of the Northuldra, a people who lived peacefully with the Arendellian people until a battle forced those who survived into hiding, they out more about themselves.


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Frozen II, a magical, enchanted presentation, returns with all the elements that endeared audiences around the world.

It has both a nostalgic effect as two princesses display personalities one, a romantic, and unafraid to show her emotions, and a modern princess, unafraid to tackle even the most challenging circumstances with a renewed spirit even after each set back.

The film wows with an eye-popping color palette, sharp, clear, crisp animation. Fire that dances, with flame that spread indiscriminately and, even in these moments of understanding the devastation of a forest fire, in the enchanted land caught between two times, the fire bug is quite cute.

Building on its legacy foundation, the instant classic created a bigger, more complex story, which the audience, many of whom where children understood and had real laugh out loud moments. The animation is state of the art and only become more realistic and stunning.


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The musical team of Kristen Anderson Lopez and Robert Lopez, winners of the Oscar for the original song for the original Frozen have returned with story defining songs and opens a whole new world for each of our princesses.

Frozen II, an instant classic, opens November 22, 2019. See it.

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