Monday, November 25, 2019

Frozen II, 2019 - ★★★½

This movie looks brilliant and you can tell this sequel has been in gestation for a while based on the flawless animation. I "liked" but didn't love the first film and I sort feel the same about this one. Anna and Elsa are front-and-center once again and this time they embark on a quest to find out more about their past and relationship with their parents.

This movie deals with serious issues of purpose, finding your place in the world and touches on colonialism. Everything is wrapped up in a nice Disney bow with a slew of new songs throughout. The comedic high-point is a nice Peter Cetera - meets Queen ballad video by Jonathan Groff (who I much prefer in Mindhunter) as Christoph (Anna's love interest).

The story didn't blow me away and the songs are mostly forgettable (besides the terrific Into the Unknown) but I still enjoyed the return to this world. I would say that Josh Gad's voice acting as Olaf the bumbling snowman is the best part of this movie. He was slaying the kids left-and-right in my theater. If you have a kid, you're probably going to see this. If-not, you should probably wait for video or Disney Plus.