Frozen 2: The Less Notable Adventures of Anna and Elsa
I remember quite vividly being dragged by my parents to see the first Frozen along with my sister, and leaving with a smile on my face. Now, after an eternity of waiting, the sequel finally arrived; and brought with it an icy, disconnected feeling.
The film, quite honestly, was mediocre at best. Many beloved characters from the first film were brought back into a safe formula that destroyed what was special about them in the first place. For example, Olaf, voiced by the talented Josh Gad, was reduced to a nonsensical nuisance that missed far more than he hit. I suppose the writers assumed that instead of actually writing comedically, they could just increase the number of “jokes” and still get the intended effect. To put it plainly, they were wrong.
The film had the inconsistency of a loaf of bread that was hastily prepared for hungry dinner guests, and retained much of its raw dough along side over cooked rations. In fact, Frozen 2 felt as if it was created in a few months by inexperienced interns clamoring for cash, rather than a plethora of seasoned writers that took a few years to create a barely edible sequel that was shoved down our throats and pronounced delicious.
To be fair, the score held up to the Disney standard, and the animation did not falter. Otherwise, all of the potential of this lackluster sequel was, as a character arbitrarily sang to a herd of confused reindeer, “lost in the woods.”