Into Ahtohallan: Frozen 2 Review

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Emma Garcia

Poster and scenes with previous and new characters in "Frozen 2".

Emma Garcia, Staff Writer

Release Date: November 22, 2019

Our Rating: A+

Cast: Idina Menzel (Elsa), Kristen Bell (Anna), Josh Gad (Olaf), Jonathan Groff (Kristoff)

On Friday, November 22nd, Disney released “Frozen 2. The movie has been such a hit these past two weeks that it has reached $742 million in the global box office. “Frozen 2” contains several new characters and several new amazing songs, such as “Into the Unknown” and “Show Yourself”. The end credits also include some of the same songs but sung by “Panic! at the Disco”, “Kacey Musgraves” and “Weezer”.

Besides amazing music, the graphics of the movie were breathtaking. The animation was incredibly high definition and one can see the physical features and certain details of the characters very well, despite it being a cartoon. Compared to the first movie, the details are much more intricate and specific. The animations have a much more realistic element to the objects and characters compared to the first movie. The filmmakers were under a lot of pressure to live up to the status of the first movie, but luckily they passed that standard with flying colors. Not only are the graphics something to gush about, but the plot itself was incredible.

“The animation shows how Disney is evolving with their equipment and all that,” senior Giancarlos Carballea said.

“Frozen 2” takes place three years after where the first movie left off. As in the the first movie, both sisters are tackling a huge issue in the sequel. Elsa, Anna and a few friends spend the movie on a quest where they must find out the truth about the past. Something else in the plot that was quite significant was that Disney inserted an issue from today’s society. The movie did not explicitly talk about race, but rather implied that we must all accept each other through the plot and finding out the truth about the past.

The characters also went through their own issues and learned things about themselves and life, such as Olaf, the snowman. He had issues with change and how things were different now, but he comes to terms with it, letting him accept change and move on. Throughout the movie, Olaf kept revisiting the idea that he can only fix what he controls and that his emotions are valid. Teaching these vital lessons to kids is something we greatly appreciate Disney for doing. Elsa, Anna and Kristoff encounter their own personal hardships that many people can relate to today. Elsa feels out of place due to her ice powers, creating a sense of acceptance for anyone else who feels similarly alienated. Elsa finally being comfortable with herself and her powers, which allows her to grow and be happy, hopefully demonstrates the thinking that someone feeling this way will also find peace in themselves.

“I like the idea that Disney is approaching such taboo subjects that society has made difficult to talk about,” senior Kerly Soto said.

Overall, “Frozen 2” was definitely an incredible movie and a film that everyone should watch, considering the societal issues that it tackles.

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