I’m putting this in a separate article instead of writing it on the wall to protect from spoilers.
I really loved how the ending turned out although I would have enjoyed the surprise even more if it hadn’t been spoiled for me *ahem*.
I was ambivalent about Frozen II at first because Disney has a poor track record of changing the princess’s entire personality in their sequels. I also hated
OUAT's version of Anna. So the last thing I wanted was for Disney to butcher these characters.
I’m so glad they didn't. Out of all the Disney sequels, Frozen II by far had the best character integrity.
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Overall, I was very pleased and loved how they went into how Elsa got her powers and the symbolism of all the elements. I love how Elsa got to ride a Nokk across the sea. So epic!
I heard that some fans weren’t happy with the ending.
But being a huge fan of both princesses, I couldn’t be happier how their endings turned out. Their endings really match their personalities (I know this makes absolutely no sense until you actually watch the movie). It really ties the story nicely together and feels more balanced like the “tale of two sisters” balancing out the bridge.
I heard that the people making Frozen II actually talked to psychologists and trauma experts so yeah, the storyline and “endgame” really fits my theories and views on my favorite princesses, so it feel like a natural progression of their characters. It’s what I’ve been saying about Elsa all along (even though others have disagreed with me before) - deep down, she longs to be free. People (sometimes even her own fans) tend to misunderstand Elsa as some sort of stuffy introvert who wants to stay home forever, but I always knew she had a quiet sense of adventure, which makes her a complex character. I think Elsa’s ending was a perfect happy medium between her stark isolation in her ice castle and being queen of Arrendale, a role she never felt entirely comfortable in.
I'm also excited for Anna's exciting new challenge. Her discovering her newfound ability was like Elsa discovering the magic in her own powers. In the words of Elsa, "I never knew what I was capable of."
Again, I found myself relating to both Anna and Elsa, supporting my theory that both of them are link
, as they have strong parallels in both their storylines. They are like a bridge connecting two different sides to one person. (In my headcanon, Anna and Elsa are Gemini).
The mother and father's storyline gives me Ariel Eric vibes.
I still prefer the first Frozen to the second.
Frozen I, the one that started it all, will always have my heart, but Frozen II was a perfect continuation to the Frozen storyline.
I even refrained myself from listening to any of the Frozen II songs until I actually watched it in theaters. That's how desperate I was to avoid any spoilers lol.
The music was amazing as always. Very emotional and I’m OBSESSED with Vuelie chorus.
Although some of the songs were forgettable.
Didn’t like Kristoff’s song - too pop for my taste.
My favorite song is probably All Is Found. I knew Evan Rachel Wood was gonna be good when I heard her sing in Across the Universe. Never knew she’d become a Disney character.
Honestly, the first Frozen movie had better songs.
My favorite Frozen songs:
1. Vuelie (so disappointed they didn’t have that song in the Frozen II soundtrack)
2. Let it Go
3. For the First Time in Forever
4. All Is Found (they also embedded this song in Show Yourself) "Where the north wind meets the sea...."
Honestly, I like the first movie’s animation better than Frozen II. Frozen II looks too much like the current action movies. I feel like this is gonna be one of those movies that looks better when you watch it in theater than at home.
I'm tempted to watch Frozen II a second time in theaters.