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5 Best And 5 Worst Things In Frozen 2
- Published on Nov 22, 2019
- Six years after the original film, Frozen II has finally arrived in theaters. But do the new songs work as well as the old ones? Are the new characters worth falling in love with? Does Olaf still love warm hugs? Here's a spoiler-filled look at the five best and five worst things in Frozen II.
Frozen launched into the stratosphere as one of the biggest family films ever in 2013 for a number of reasons, but one of the most important was its centerpiece song, "Let It Go," which any parent can no doubt recite from bitter memory.
But while there are certainly attempts in Frozen 2 to recapture some of that "Let It Go" magic, even the planned showstopper "Into the Unknown" doesn't quite reach those heights. It was a tall order, to be sure, but the film can't quite rise to it.
Still, if you don't compare the songs to "Let it Go," there are joys to be found, especially in Kristoff's goofy power ballad "Lost in the Woods," which gives Broadway star-turned-Disney darling Jonathan Groff a chance to do his best REO Speedwagon impression. Add in a chorus of reindeer backup singers, and it's the most pleasant surprise in the film.
The Frozen films might be for kids of all ages, but they're also inventive fantasy adventures that employ their own rich sense of mythology, magic, and worldbuilding. It's a lot of backstory for kids to understand, so how does Frozen 2 address this? Have Olaf stop everything to give the new characters what's essentially a recap of the first film. Keep watching the video to see the 5 best and 5 worst things in Frozen 2!
Worst: They 'Let it Go' | 0:19
Best: 'Lost in the Woods' | 0:46
Worst: Olaf's recap | 1:05
Best: The visuals | 1:41
Worst: the characters are frozen in time | 2:08
Best: it deals with challenging themes | 2:33
Worst: Forgettable new characters | 3:11
Best: The returning characters | 3:43
Worst: Clumsy exposition | 4:20
Best: water has memory | 4:53