If characters in musicals should burst into song because their emotions have become too much for mere words, the characters in Frozen 2 simply sing because they are characters in Frozen 2.
Frozen 2 movie review
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It’s nice to see these figures again, but I couldn’t help feeling that there is something a bit underpowered and contrived about the storyline in Frozen II.
It carries the same lacklustre energy of one of Disney’s direct-to-video sequels from times past: 1998’s Lion King 2: Simba’s Pride, or 1994’s The Return of Jafar.
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If the final act underwhelms in the action stakes, Frozen II still delivers where it really counts — the emotional beats and relationship between Elsa and Anna, who continually strengthen and uplift each other across the runtime.
No sequel is essential, but Frozen 2 makes the argument that, even in the fairy tale land of Disney, they can still be important.
In a world where old-timers accuse the youth of being oversensitive snowflakes, Frozen II shows what it means to have one’s heart in the right place.