Frozen 2 (2019) - USA
Reviewed by Andrew Chan (Film Critics Circle of Australia)
As far as sequels are concerned, few will come with the sort of anticipation and excitement for fans of the original film “Frozen”. The good news is that the follow up remains an amazing experience, goes into far more deeper issues about constant changes and how we can only do the next right thing. Everyone have grown up since 2013’s classic hit and it’s main fan base would have also grown up leaps and bounds. It’s almost joyous to endure a 2nd film that stays true to its original characters, but adds an extra layer of deeper life contemplations that remains relevant for kids and adult alike.
As we venture “into the unknown”, we get insightful characters experiencing life at its wildest ideals and through the exhausting and sensationalise journey, Anna and Elsa grows further as an individual and their future. It is this aspect of life that allows older audience to enjoy the ride in a deeper sense of their own realisation of their own sense of existence and dreams. It is perhaps why kids and children alike enjoy watching the same Disney film over and over again, with all that is changing around them, the fairytale remains the same every time and every moment.
All in all, “Frozen 2” does not breaks new ground, it helps create a different world, a world where people need to endure life’s toughest test and the journey is all the more amazing in both its depth and history that relates to water and memories. It is kind of film that adults and kids will enjoy in their own interpretation. Whilst we all have voices in our hearts and mind to venture “into the unknown” , taking anything to the next level is a tough affair. Perhaps, we should take a leaf out of Olaf’s view of life - “it’s wonderful”.
I rated it 9/10