Was “Frozen 2” Worth the Wait?

Elsa (Idina Menzel), Anna (Kristen Bell), and Kristoff (Jonathan Groff) in
Elsa (Idina Menzel), Anna (Kristen Bell), and Kristoff (Jonathan Groff) in "Frozen II." Photo by Disney/Kobal/Shutterstock (10480847b)

After waiting for six years, we finally get to reunite with some of our favorite characters in Disney’s Frozen 2. But was the highly-anticipated sequel worth the wait?

Directed by Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee, the Pixar films of the year takes audiences on a magical and adventurous journey. Despite the plot being a little complicated at times, the stunning visuals and incredible music make up for any convoluted plotlines.

The film centers around the sisters, Anna and Elsa (Kristin Bell and Idina Menzel), who are caught up in a war that was fought 34 years earlier.  The drama is woven with a spectacular soundtrack that sharpens the fast-paced action. In Frozen, Anna’s peers were worried about the strength and power of Elsa the Snow Queen, but now, they are worried her magic may not be enough. The one constant is that Anna always tries to stand by her beloved sister.

In Frozen 2 we are able to see Elsa using her power in new and imaginative ways. As Elsa is tasked with finding the source of a voice that only she can hear, her path leads her to truths that add new dimensions to her character. Finding the voice and the potential to learn the 5th element is tightly woven into the plot development.

As always, the Disney film is not just about the protagonist. We are spoilt for choice with new characters to love, such as the fiery frog and powerful water horse. But despite the strength of the new characters, our hearts melt once again for Olaf, the snowman that never melts. His character once again makes us smile, laugh out loud, and generally feel warm and fuzzy. Coupled with Anna and her love Kristoff, this movie will certainly leave the audience feeling satisfied.

Overall, Frozen 2 is worth the wait. It is packed with imaginative visuals and will take you on a rollercoaster of emotions. The kids will be glued to the screen and will be blasting out the music throughout the festive season. Adults too will love the action-filled adventure, even if they have to reduce their singing to humming in the shower.