From the Walt Disney World News and written by: Cindy Simmons
Movie sequels don’t ever seem as good as the first one, right? Yes, even Disney sequels can fall into this category. However, there are a few that seem to have broken through that sequel slump… Toy Story and Avengers, to name a few. So what about Disney’s Frozen 2?
What else could they tell? How much more could we Let It Go? Could Frozen 2 possibly be as good OR better than the original?
I took my newly-turned-seven-year-old daughter to see Frozen 2 and they did it. They told a new story, sang new songs and had an even MORE visually stunning film. We both LOVED it!
Frozen 2 answers why Elsa born with magical powers and it delves beautifully into the story of Elsa and Anna’s parents. The journey into Elsa’s past is made with the usual Frozen gang, her sister Anna, Kristoff, Olaf and Sven. In the original Frozen, Elsa was so afraid her powers were just too much for the world to handle but in “Frozen 2,” will they be enough?!
All of the familiar Frozen voices are back and with new songs! Idina Menzel, Kristen Bell, Jonathan Groff and Josh Gad. Also joining the original ensemble are Sterling K. Brown (Lieutenant Mattias), who is SO funny and Evan Rachel Wood (Elsa and Anna’s mother Queen Iduna), who has a new and beautiful song that becomes a theme throughout the film. Frozen 2 is definitely a little darker and the girls are a little older but they make such sweet references to their childhood that it feels balanced.
Because we here at The Main Street Mouse don’t believe in spoilers, I’ll just give you some highlights and lowlights without spoiling a thing!
Lowlights? None for my daughter and only one for me. I really wish they would have given Sterling K. Brown a song. His voice is like butter and I would have loved to have heard him sing! Oh well, looks like I’m gonna have to just let it go. ????
Highlights? Lots but here are my top ones…
Olaf… is it possible for him to be cuter AND funnier than in Frozen? Yep! Sure is!
Kristoff… quite possible MY favorite part of this whole movie is his solo! I laughed so hard I was crying.
Speaking of crying… bring tissues. There are several tear-jerker moments. Even my daughter got a little emotional.
Disney’s Frozen 2 is in theaters TODAY, November 22nd. Go and enjoy!
· “Frozen,” which opened in 2013, is the highest grossing animated film of all time in worldwide box office.
· “Frozen” won an Academy Award® for best animated feature film of the year. The film’s iconic song, “Let It Go,” with music and lyrics by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, also won an Oscar® for best achievement in music written for motion picture, original song.
Author: Cindy Simmons
Born and raised a California girl, Cindy spent eight years at KIIS-FM-Los Angeles (Ryan Seacrest’s station) hanging with celebrities and worked on a syndicated show live from Disneyland California. She then continued her radio career in Atlanta for 12 years where she not only performed on her show with Lionel Richie and MC Hammer but was the driving force behind introducing the country duo Big & Rich!
Currently, you can find Cindy spreading JOY on the radio every day from 10AM-2PM at Z88.3 Orlando, hosting her own weekly Facebook live show, Coffee Convo Wednesday and hanging out at Walt Disney World while living on social media.
Cindy is a wife and a mom of two little girls. Cindy and her family love to travel together and do crazy fun Christmas cards every year. In fact, their 2018 Mary Poppins Christmas card was even featured on Good Morning America.com! Cindy spent most of her childhood with her family at Disneyland Resort in California and as an adult, can count Walt Disney World, Disneyland Paris (twice), Aulani, A Disney Resort and Spa in Hawaii and four magical Disney cruises in her family’s Disney repertoire!
You can reach Cindy via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.