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Disney’s newest edition to the “Frozen” franchise melted the hearts of children and adults alike. “Frozen 2” came to theaters on Friday, Nov. 22 and has grossed over $350 million worldwide. And of course, with the release of a new movie, there are a plethora of new songs to go along with it, including “Into the Unknown,” “All is Found” and “Lost in the Woods.”
The movie is about Elsa finding the source of her powers and how to properly control them but trying to fit in all at the same time.
The movie features all of the characters we know and love like Anna, Kristoff, Sven, and everyone’s favorite snowman, Olaf. But there are a few downsides to such a happy movie series. If you thought the first “Frozen” was a little dark with the thought of Hans leaving Anna to die, then you’re in for a rude awakening. This movie has several heartbreaking instances that might be hard to handle for little ones.
But overall, the movie is a record-breaker in terms of Disney animation. “Frozen 2” is popping with color and life and it even has little easter eggs hidden in unthinkable spots and plain sight. But unlike the first film, there is a lot less white fluffy snow as the setting takes place in a fall forest with a floor of colorful leaves with bursts of color throughout.
“Frozen 2” also has a few new editions to the loveable cast such as Lieutenant Mattias, the Northuldra tribe, but best of all a water spirt horse and a fire spirit salamander.
This movie is a step above the first. The new edition of characters and music is the freshness we needed in the “Frozen” franchise. But they could have done more with this new movie, like with possible development in the town of Arendelle and how everyone in the town is dealing with Elsa being magic or with the gates being open.
But like most Disney movies, there is an opening for yet another movie or possibly a short film like “Frozen Fever” or “Olaf’s Frozen Adventure.” Maybe if we’re lucky, we might get a short of Kristoff and Anna’s wedding like Disney did for “Tangled.”