My 2 Favorite Things About Frozen 2
When Disney+ made Frozen 2 available a little early this weekend, Megan and I jumped at the chance to watch it. Well, “jumped” may be a strong word. More like we settled into the couch for a quiet evening.
While it’s definitely a musical geared towards kids, a lot of talented people worked to make Frozen 2 entertaining and beautiful for all audiences. I enjoyed it, and there were two elements in particular that I loved:
- Kristoff’s 80s-style power ballad: This is an overgeneralized statement, but many songs in musicals sound the same to me, especially Disney musicals. They’re all kind of the same generic type of music, and they’re choreographed similarly. So when Kristoff’s song starts with an electric guitar riff and a split-screen reminiscent of old karaoke videos, I WAS IN. The song only gets better from there.
- There’s no active villain: In my opinion, there are way too many Disney movies–and movies in general–that feature a villain who is evil for evil’s sake. The best villains are much more nuanced, like how Thanos does terrible things because he truly believes he’ll make the universe a better place. So I loved that Frozen 2 doesn’t have a villain who is actively antagonizing the main characters. Instead, the villainous act happened year ago, and Elsa, Anna, and the others are trying to mend what has already been broken. I don’t think this works for every movie, but I really appreciate that Disney is willing to change the formula.
What did you think about Frozen 2? Did you like the power ballad and the lack of an active villain?