Frozen II: Can you Brave what you most fear?


After two weeks in theaters, Disney’s Frozen II has earned $742 million at the global box office and will possibly become the sixth Disney movie to cross $1 billion in 2019. Frozen II appeared in theaters on November 22, 2019.

Makayla Bryant, Publishing Editor

Following in the steps of the first movie, Frozen II revolves around Elsa (Idina Menzel), the ice-wielding Queen of Arendelle, and her hyper-active sister Anna (Kristen Bell), who enjoy the company of enchanted and goofy snowman Olaf (Josh Gad), woodsman Kristoff (Jonathan Groff) and his loyal reindeer Sven. They start off by singing a song called “Some Things Never Change”, that effortlessly foreshadows that everything is about to. The four known elements (fire, water, air and earth) seem to be attacking the kingdom, from which Elsa feels like she is “being called” due to her powers and sets out on a journey of self-discovery, whatever the risks and cost. This leads the protagonists off on a quest to Northuldra, a land that has been cloaked in mist ever since Elsa and Anna’s grandfather (Jeremy Sisto) traveled there and betrayed the spirits. With the memories of the spirits, a lullaby sung to them by their mother (Evan Rachel Wood), and their determination and willingness to figure out the truth, Elsa and Anna push themselves to right a wrong from their family’s past and bring harmony between the Northuldrans and Arudellians. 

As the sequel to Frozen, this charming musical prioritizes family, empowerment, love, and acceptance, all the while introducing catchy new songs, including “Into the Unknown” by Panic! At the Disco. Unlike the first though, Frozen II has a slightly darker storyline, and introduces the audience to a captivating autumnal palette that highlights Anna, compared to the first movie where it primarily focused on the icy-blue hues of Elsa. Of course, there are various moments of self-aware humor from Olaf, and astonishingly the audience got to see Kristoff burst out into a ballad “Lost in the Woods”, that could be compared to Bonnie Tyler’s “Total Eclipse of the Heart” music video. Overall, Frozen II adapts the concept that there’s one thing that will never change: love.