Having harnessed her ever-growing power after lifting the dreadful curse of the eternal winter in Frozen (2013), the beautiful conjurer of snow and ice, Queen Elsa, now rules the peaceful kingdom of Arendelle, enjoying a happy life with her sister, Princess Anna. However, a melodious voice that only Elsa can hear keeps her awake, inviting her to the mystical enchanted forest that the sisters' father told them about a long time ago. Now, unable to block the thrilling call of the secret siren, Elsa, along with Anna, Kristoff, Olaf, and Sven summons up the courage to follow the voice into the unknown, intent on finding answers in the perpetually misty realm in the woods. More and more, an inexplicable imbalance is hurting not only her kingdom but also the neighboring tribe of Northuldra. Can Queen Elsa put her legendary magical skills to good use to restore peace and stability?Written by
The ninth Disney animated feature film to release on the same day as a previous film, with this film releasing on November 22nd only 1 year apart from Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018), the first was Peter Pan (1953) which released on February 6th 10 years apart from Saludos Amigos (1942) (with the American release date being February 6th 1943), the second was The Rescuers (1977) which released on June 22nd 22 years apart from Lady and the Tramp (1955), the third was The Black Cauldron (1985) which released on July 26th 34 years apart from Alice in Wonderland (1951), the fourth was Fantasia 2000 (1999) which released on December 17th 62 years apart from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937), the fifth was Lilo & Stitch (2002) which released on June 21st 6 years apart from The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996), the sixth was Bolt (2008) which released on November 22nd 17 years apart from Beauty and the Beast (1991), the seventh was Frozen (2013) which released on November 27th 11 years apart from Treasure Planet (2002), and the eighth was Zootopia (2016) which released on March 4th 66 years apart from Cinderella (1950). See more »
When Elsa tells Yelena that something has called her to the forest, Anna is on Elsa's right side. But when it switches to the Fire Spirit's POV, Anna is on Elsa's left side. See more »
Uh-oh! The princess is trapped in the snow goblin's evil spell. Quick, Elsa, make a prince! A fancy one!
[Elsa makes a prince figure]
Oh no! The prince is trapped too! Who cares about danger when there's love?
[She makes the figures kiss]
Ugh, Anna, bleugh! Kissing won't save the forest. The lost fairies cry out.
[imitates elephant trumpet]
What sound does a giraffe make?
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There is a post-credits scene in which Olaf recaps the events of the film. See more »
Many isolated components of this film were fine or fabulous. The visuals in particular look incredible. The songs, message and concepts within the narrative are fine to great.
However the story, logic and writing to keep all these parts together in an effective way is lacking. And that's really what makes or breaks a feature film. That's why I give it a 4.
Kids will likely enjoy it anyway. But adults will mostly like this one less than the first one. And the first one wasn't exactly a perfect story either. But in the first one I felt like things were at stake. Within this sequel I saw enough magic and implausible fixes within every encounter that I started at times to get annoyed rather than release that the protagonists were alright. And that's not good.
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