Release Date: February 25, 2020
Running Time: Approx. 103 minutes
In “Frozen 2,” the answer to why Elsa was born with magical powers is calling her and threatening her kingdom. Together with Anna, Kristoff, Olaf and Sven, she sets out on a dangerous but remarkable journey. In“Frozen,” Elsa feared her powers were too much for the world. Int he highly anticipated sequel, she must hope they are enough.From the Academy Award®-winning team—directors Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck, producer Peter Del Vecho and songwriters Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez—“Frozen 2” features the voices of Idina Menzel, Kristen Bell, Jonathan Groff and Josh Gad.
It’s been a week since Frozen 2 released on Blu-ray and DVD and a few since its digital download release. I’ve needed about that time to process what I saw.
First, I must say that it’s more than great to finally have some context to all of the (super catchy and heartfelt) Frozen 2 songs that I’ve heard nonstop, almost everywhere for what feels like forever. The Frozen 2 soundtrack has over 1.7B global streams (audio and video combined) so, I’ve heard my share of Frozen 2. That’s a fact. But aside from that, well, Frozen 2 is definitely not Frozen. I waited until this movie was available to watch in the comfort of my own home for a reason and I’m so glad that I did.
Frozen 2 is solid. It’s a solid sequel. The thing is, it’s perfect for your viewing pleasure now. It’s not quite memorable enough of a sequel to watch a million times over. But then again, what Disney animated sequel is? So this was a great effort. The songs were stellar. The return of all of our favorite characters gives us journeys to look forward to being on. The threat to the kingdom was compelling. But the overall beats of the story just weren’t for me. Of course I’m not the target audience, so take this with a grain of salt. For the target audience, this might be the first time that they are experiencing these plot points. So for them, this works. For them, it is perfect.
For an old broad like me with no kids to keep all of this exciting, I can’t say that I’ll be turning on Frozen 2 again and again and again. If it’s on, I’ll gladly watch it. But it’s not a Disney movie that I will seek out on my own to catch again.
The first Frozen isn’t even in my Top 10 of Disney animated films. But that doesn’t matter because it’s Disney and my life would be incomplete without seeing what Disney did in Frozen 2. So if you’re like me and you’ve been patiently waiting for Frozen 2 to come to you, it’s here. Might I suggest getting the Blu-ray for the sing-along feature. Because if you’re going to add this one to your collection, you should definitely go all out. Don’t freeze up. Let your voice shine as you sing with Elsa and Anna and the gang. I was certainly humming along.
Frozen 2 is available on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital Download now.