Frozen 2 lives up to hype


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 After six long years, Disney finally released a sequel to “Frozen.” “Frozen 2” was released on Nov. 23, earning $228 million globally. It exceeded the box offices’ expectations by breaking the current record of $127 million in the United States.

The movie starts with a story about the enchanted forest that was in an isolated territory called Northhuldra. When Elsa (Idina Menzel) and Anna (Kristen Bell) were little, their parents told them a story about how their grandfather, the king of Arendelle, went to Northhuldra to make peace with the people who lived there – the Northuldra Tribe. They said he was betrayed and war broke out among the people until the spirits in the forest intervened, covering the whole forest with a mist that prevents anyone from going in or out, hiding it from the rest of the world.

The movie then jumps back to the present where Elsa and Anna are having a good life in Arendelle, but Elsa keeps getting disturbed by the sound of a girl singing. No one but Elsa seems to hear it. Elsa and Anna believe it’s the enchanted forest that’s calling Elsa. This movie showed the journey of the characters making their way through the forest and facing difficult obstacles inevitably to save Arendelle. Walking into the theater, I didn’t expect much of the movie, but I thought it was much better than the first one. The storyline felt more mature and more intriguing. I was pretty much on the edge of my seat the entire time. 

My favorite part about the movie would be the soundtrack. Although the first movie had some amazing songs, the soundtrack for the second movie was just so powerful. My favorite song would have to be Elsa’s “Show Yourself,” which I thought was better than the hit song “Let It Go” in the first movie. I didn’t think there could ever be a song to top “Let It Go,” but this definitely proved me wrong. The scene where “Show Yourself” was performed depicted Elsa’s vulnerability to everything that has happened, yet it shows her strength as she fights for the truth.

The sisterhood portrayed throughout the film was phenomenal. I loved how the movie showed despite being polar opposites in terms of magic abilities, there was still a special connection between the sisters that brought them together. The first movie didn’t show much about Anna and Elsa’s relationship as sisters, but this sequel really explored the special bond they had. They were committed to each other’s well-being, and the sacrifices Anna was willing to make for her sister was heartfelt and, at times, intense. However, they both stayed connected, as one could never be without the other.

Overall, the movie was much better than I expected it to be. Even though the movie was made for kids, it portrayed an amazing story about the importance of relationships and growing up. Adults will love the way Olaf (Josh Gad) felt throughout the movie as he would talk about he’ll understand things when he’s older. You really get to see how the characters had to go their separate ways, in the end, to pursue what they were meant to do for the greater good. It showed how two sisters can work through everything and still come out holding each other’s hand.