‘Frozen 2’: A Magical Experience You’ll Never Forget

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‘Frozen 2’: A Magical Experience You’ll Never Forget

Caroline Bryant, Staff

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After six years of anticipation the moment has finally come: Disney’s Frozen 2. Grab the popcorn and take a seat because this movie is a combination of everything your childhood dreams could have ever wanted.

The plot surrounds the everlasting questions we all had about Elsa’s powers: why does she have them and where did they come from? If she doesn’t find out soon, the spirits of the Enchanted Forest will awaken and destroy Arendelle. Troubled by the news, Elsa and the gang follow the crying echoes from Ahtohallan to find and use the truth to save the kingdom.

Fascinated, I watched the movie not once, but twice in theaters. Elements of the story were enriched with new characters, new settings, and new songs, but frequent, nostalgic references created a balance that didn’t overpower the hype of the first movie. For instance, when Olaf joked, “you all look a little bit older,” in the movie opener’s “Some Things Never Change,” it felt like a personal, heart-felt welcome back as if the characters remember seeing me in the same theater when I was ten.

Olaf’s parts specifically were the comedic relief we all needed to break from the tension throughout the movie. Josh Gad’s voice, along with the snowman’s cartoon build, big buck-tooth, and lumpy carrot nose never fail to make me laugh. What made my night though was Olaf’s solo, “When I Am Older.” The jokes from the previous scene that kept reappearing throughout the song were hysterical.

Kristoff’s debut song, “Lost in The Woods,” was beautiful, yet comical. Kristoff had a lovely voice, but what’s not to expect when played by Grammy Award winner and Broadway actor Johnathan Groff. But, what really made the song was how it replicated your classic 80s music video. The combination of the vintage style portraits and back-up singing, and dancing reindeer were absolutely hilarious.

Lastly, Elsa’s two balladsInto the Unknown” and “Show Yourself” were unforgettable. Not only were they incredibly catchy, but the animation was beyond words. The way they transformed Norway into a vibrant, little world was both realistic and magical. Arendelle is the definition of bliss.

The glacier of Ahtohallan perfectly depicted the darkness and mystery its secrets behold. The overwhelming uncertainty the visuals created warned us- and Elsa- that it wasn’t safe there.

Lastly, the fine detail in every strand of hair, every dress, and every shoe was astonishing. Disney’s animation team deserves an award for the flawless detail in every character they design. I applaud them for the time and effort they put in to make such realistic looking people; it’s not something any ordinary person could do.

As I left the theater, humming the songs in my head, I wanted to go back for more. As someone who isn’t a die-hard Disney fan, Frozen 2 exceeded my expectations. The lighthearted atmosphere that the movie and audience created proves that Disney magic is real.