Frozen 2 will melt your heart


photo courtesy of Sebastian Bush

Frozen 2 is currently playing in standard, 3D & XD at Century Point Ruston in Tacoma.

Sebastian Bush

Disney’s new sequel to the 2013 movie Frozen has shattered records, making over $350 million on opening weekend. As of December 5, the movie made over $651 million worldwide. 

Frozen 2 brings some contrast to the first. The movie itself incorporates more plot lines than the original, filling up the timeframe, leaving no need for show-stopping songs like “Let it Go.” Although no large songs take that title, Elsa’s solo “Into The Unknown,” sung by Idina Menzel, brings the same energy and catchiness. 

Frozen 2 incorporates many new aspects, including representation for indigenous peoples, the introduction of new mystical elements, and one amazing 80s style rock song and music video by Kristoff, titled “Lost in the Woods.” The movie’s new use of animation and older techniques creates a well-rounded movie that has pleased viewers across the globe.


Warning, spoilers ahead:

Olaf’s mid-song forest joke was hilarious, and had me laughing hard. That joke was arguably the best part of the movie, but one other amazing aspect was the representation of the indigenous Scandinavians.

When introduced to the Northuldra people, we learn that they have been living in the forest for quite some time, along (grudgingly) with the Arendellian soldiers who were stuck there. These Northuldra people are heavily based off of the Sami tribe. According to Reuters, Disney signed a deal with the Sámi people, promising to represent their culture respectfully. Disney also met with leaders to discuss various aspects of the movie, based much of the characters’ clothing on traditional Sámi attire and released a North Sam dubbed version of the movie.

The most stand-out song, in my opinion, is “Lost in the Woods,” Kristoff’s amazing 80s rock ballad. Just when you think the movie is getting a bit slow, BOOM. Kristoff delivers. His heartfelt love song reaches out to Anna, pouring his emotions into one tall glass of “I Love You.”

This song not only gives us something to remember, with a scene containing three reindeer, reminiscent of Queen’s 1975 song, “Bohemian Rhapsody,” but it also acts to go against social culture regarding men and their expression of emotions and feelings. Challenging the large wall between men and emotions, Kristoff shows how men can address feelings (I mean, really, what’s wrong with a lovey-dovey?).

And finally, the question everyone has asked, “Why did Olaf have to die like that?” My answer: “Because, Disney likes to toy with our emotions.” Seeing Olaf poof into a mini flurry sent me into a stressed induced flashback of a few years ago, watching Bing Bong disappear in Inside Out.

In addition, I experienced a few tears, chills when I watched Elsa save all of Arendelle, and a few laughs. Frozen 2 is an amazing movie. From the opening “Na na na heyana hahiyaha naha” in Frozen’s classic Vuelie, to the closing notes of Anna’s song, “The next right thing,” Frozen 2 is an instant blockbuster. I recommend this heartwarming movie to any movie-goer, and even to those who barely ever go to the movies.