“Some things never change,” or so go the lyrics in one of the songs in the highly anticipated Disney sequel Frozen II. This follow-up arrives six years after the worldwide phenomenon of Frozen took hold of popular culture, with its songs becoming so unavoidable and ubiquitous almost overnight. Frozen II attempts to carve out a place for itself while delivering the charm, catchy music, and core emotional underpinnings that so inflamed people’s imaginations in 2013. With its eye-popping animation, world-building, and character exploration, Frozen II is nominally a slight improvement on its predecessor. But it’s still limited by the burden of expectations.
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Disney heads into the unknown with Frozen II, its first theatrical sequel to one of its biggest hits. Before Frozen II, most of the beloved Disney animated movies would receive at least one direct-to-video sequel or maybe a TV spin-off. But the incredible success of 2013’s Frozen almost necessitated a sequel that could once again tap into Elsa-mania with the help of brand new songs by Oscar-winning songwriters Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez and the return of Idina Menzel‘s soaring vocals. And, according to critics who got the chance to see the highly anticipated sequel early, that’s exactly where Frozen II succeeds.
Critics praised the dazzling visuals and the undeniably catchy songs of the new film, but questioned whether Frozen II needs to exist at all — aside from being a surefire box office hit. See what critics are saying in the Frozen 2 early buzz below.
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Frozen 2 arrives in theaters in just under three weeks, but a piece of the sequel’s new soundtrack has just become available online. Walt Disney Animation has already previewed one of the catchy new songs that will be featured in the movie, and now the cover from punk pop band Panic! At the Disco has debuted in full. This will likely be playing when the credits roll on Frozen 2, and it’s actually quite an energizing ditty that could easily be part of an epic rock opera. Listen below. Read More »
Back in 2013, Disney surprised everyone with Frozen, an original animated musical that became a giant hit, both as movie and a chart-topping soundtrack that you couldn’t get out of your head. Six years later, they’re going to try it all over again with Frozen 2. The soundtrack appears to be on the right path to being another earworm, and a new trailer promises an epic adventure that will test the strength of Elsa’s powers and appears to reveal exactly where they came from. Watch the new Frozen 2 trailer below. Read More »
About a month ago, early Frozen 2 box office tracking numbers suggested that the highly-anticipated Walt Disney Animation sequel was on pace for a huge $145 million opening weekend. But if Disney executives are feeling a shudder up their spines this morning, it may not just be because today is Halloween – they may have just seen the most recent tracking numbers, which instead suggest that Frozen 2 is on track for something closer to a $100 million opening. Looks like Disney may have to take that hope for a much more impressive opening and…*dons sunglasses*…let it go.
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This fall brings Frozen II to theaters, the highly anticipated sequel to Walt Disney Animation’s original fantasy musical from all the way back in 2013. Are fans still hungry to see what’s going on with Anna and Elsa after six years? Or have they let it go? If the long range Frozen II box office predictions come to fruition, it would appear that Frozen fever is still alive and well, and the sequel’s opening weekend could more than double the original movie’s debut at the box office. Read More »