By Amaya Morales
The anticipation of “Frozen II” has only heightened since the announcement of a sequel. Released on Nov. 22, the movie left some movie-goersunsatisfied, while others were left with unanswered questions.
Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck return to direct the sequel as well as recurring cast members Idina Menzel as Elsa, Kristen Bell as Anna, Josh Gad as Olaf and Sterling K. Brown as Lieutenant Destin Mattias.
The movie begins with a young Anna and Elsa being told to go to bed by their parents, notable absentees from the first movie.
Their father, King Agnarr, tells them a bedtime story as part of a bargain to get them to oblige. He shares a story of their grandfather, King Runeard (the then- leader of Arendelle), who established a treaty with the leader of a tribe called Northuldra.
By the end of the story, the audience sees how things have changed drastically and King Runeard appears to be in trouble and the story ends.
During the middle of the night, a mysterious voice calls out to Elsa. Little does she know that interacting with this voice would unintentionally awaken the spirits, causing havoc within the town and forcing the kingdom to evacuate.
Elsa, Ana and the gang go on an adventure to the Enchanted Forest by following the mysterious voice that Elsa’s been hearing. They reached a mist that only Elsa could suppress due to her powers.
Once inside, a tornado forms and sweeps everyone into the vortex and Elsa
stops it by forming a set of ice sculptures. These sculptures form pictures from their father’s past and they learn that their mother is actually from the Northuldra tribe.
The movie’s plot continues in a similar fashion to the first installment with similar beat changes and plot twists. With the most surprising aspect being the lack of a “Let It Go” reference in a movie that runs one hour and 43 minutes.
The movie overall was great, included new songs like “Into The Unknown” and kept the audience on its feet. There was a balance between drama and comedic relief.
The outcome — for almost any Disney movie — was predictable, but nonetheless enjoyable. In the end, the movie was entertaining and left the audience feeling satisfied.
Anna and Elsa tie up loose ends from the original “Frozen” movie.