This is a tribute to Frozen II. Elsa looked really good in the sequel and now has true mastery over her abilities. Elsa may have had a bit of a difficult time with the water spirit but she would definitely be able to crush Nemo without much effort. Nemo isn’t fast enough to dodge the attacks nor is he durable enough to tank them. So in the end that puts him in a very dicey situation where there just isn’t a whole lot that he can do. Ultimately he will be facing complete defeat at every turn. Elsa wins.
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Frozen II Review
The original Frozen was definitely a very fun film with a song that caused a lot of waves around the globe. It’s one of those songs that you don’t really forget because of how catchy it was. The songs here don’t come quite close to topping it but it’s still a good soundtrack and the main singer’s on point. We also get some more action here and so all told this is a sequel that really holds up to the original.
The start of the movie takes us back to when Elsa and Anna were kids. Their parents tell them about how there’s a supernatural forest out there that is very dangerous. It’s asleep right now but if it ever wakes up then they’re all doomed. The parents go die in a boat crash and then we go back to the present where things are going well. Elsa rules the kingdom really well and has a nice handle on her powers while Kristoff is getting ready to propose to Anna. This is all put on ice (Ha!) when the spirits wake up after tricking Elsa into using her powers. The elemental spirits of water, fire, earth, and wind intend to destroy the kingdom and claim their vengeance. Elsa figures that it’s up to her to stop them but doesn’t want to bring Anna along since she’ll be in danger. Anna’s not going to let Elsa go so easily though. Will this all work out for the best?
Throughout the film Elsa is trying to ditch Anna and you can’t really blame her. Anna has done well to keep on fighting and hold her own throughout their previous adventures but at the end of the day Anna doesn’t have powers while Elsa does. So it makes sense not to bring her onto the front lines against these elemental monsters. Even Elsa nearly dies a few times while fighting the formidable water spirit and if she had to protect Anna then she may have lost that battle. I don’t blame Anna for trying to get in either but I’m saying this is not a character flaw on Elsa’s part but is in fact the correct strategic decision.
I liked Elsa’s portrayal here quite a lot. She’s still very mature like in the first film and hasn’t really lost her edge. She is more open to working in a group and hearing everyone out but will make the command decisions when necessary. Her mastery over the ice abilities is also good to see and it’s clear that she has not been slacking off. Elsa has been working to better herself off screen and holds her own in each fight. Having ice abilities would be really cool to have and the film does a great job of illustrating that. Elsa is very determined and never gives up, she’s absolutely still one of the best Disney princesses.
Meanwhile Anna is still a great foil to Elsa’s character. It’s almost like the Batman and Superman dynamic where she has more to prove since she has no powers but always ends up helping out quite a lot. Anna is very creative and can make herself useful in a great number of ways. She may overthink things as she never gives Kristoff a chance to finish his sentences as she runs with whatever the first few words were but it’s because her mind is operating at such high speeds. Anna is quirky but in a fun way and that dynamic between her and Elsa is a big part on why the Frozen films are so much fun. At the end of the day she looks great throughout the movie.
Kristoff also looks really good here and in some ways that’s more impressive than the first two. See, you expect Elsa and Anna to look great the whole time because they are the main heroines. For Kristoff it would be tempting to shelve him for the sequel or just make him comic relief but he’s actually useful the whole time and gets a number of important scenes to himself. He’s never just in the way or slow to catch on but instead he helps out a lot. Whether its herding animals or keeping the townspeople calm, Kristoff does what he can to help. Towards the end he is quick to help Anna with her plan and doesn’t ask questions about it. He just trusts that she is doing the right thing and goes in to help. You can’t ask for much more out of the guy.
Olaf is the comic relief character here and he was good. His song about becoming more mature actually wasn’t as bad as you’d expect. It’s still way weaker than the main songs of course but it was a good song about his character development as he tries to stay brave. Some of his jokes may drag on a bit too long like recapping the first film but it is fun to see if someone who hasn’t seen the first film would be able to understand what happened from his story. Personally I think they would be able to understand because he does still hit the main topics here. Olaf may have a hard time helping out compared to the other characters but he does get some solid emotional scenes. He’s not here purely for the comedy unlike other comic relief characters.
Frozen continues to operate on a higher level than your average musical adventure. Of course a big part of that is because the character cast is on point. This is a much stronger core group of characters than most films would be able to trot out. Additionally having a protagonist with actual super powers is a big deal too since her ice abilities make for a lot of fun visuals. There is a real sense of danger here like with the battle against the water spirit as she actually puts her life on the line. The scene of Elsa being frozen was also intense.
There’s an intensity here that you just don’t see very often from a film like this. You may not care too much about the feud from the past and those people stuck in the forest but you don’t have to be invested on that. At its core this is still an adventure about Elsa and Anna getting through their past and continuing to make the future brighter. It’s a very complete story and you don’t even need a third film. Things are fairly well tied up here although if we did get a third film, I’m fully expecting the parents to return and have a big role. It feels like we are really building up to something like that. And even if it’s not necessary, I definitely want a third film.
It goes without saying but the animation here is also stunning. It’s one of Disney’s best films in that area and the character models are on point. Each of the elements stand out visually and I’ve already talked about how good the ice is. The characters are expressive and so this actually does look like it’s even improved from the first one which should be the standard for any sequel. A lot of detail was put into this movie and it paid off.
Overall, Frozen II is a very fun film. The pacing is good and you’ll have a good time throughout. There are no areas that stall or slow down the pacing in any way. You’ll be invested in the quality characters throughout and the action scenes are played straight as serious moments. I’d be cool with the third film taking on an even more action oriented approach with a ton of big fights but realistically you’ll always have a balance with the Frozen films and this one really nailed that balance. If you haven’t seen this movie yet then you should definitely change that.
Jason Voorhees vs Elsa
Suggested by Destroyer Jason has super strength and regeneration but I don’t think he is fast enough to take Elsa down here. Her ice abilities will completely overwhelm him right from the jump. He can break out of a little ice but not the sheer amount that she will engulf him with. His lack of speed will prove to be absolutely fatal in this matchup and he desperately needed better long range options. Elsa wins.
Cthulhu vs Elsa
Suggested by Franklin Elsa has returned but will she be able to defeat Cthulhu? It’s a tough call because her ice attacks are formidable but I’m wondering how powerful they would be against a monster like this. The critical part is if she could keep him frozen and if she could keep up her ice attacks long enough. I have my doubts but she has had some good showings in the past. Meanwhile Cthulhu has had some poor showings holding him back vs his good ones. This is one I could easily see going back and forth but ultimately I believe Cthulhu would win more times than not. Cthulhu wins.
Mr Freeze vs Elsa
Suggested by Kaiju115 Elsa has grown more accustomed to using her abilities and did a fair job of stopping her attackers considering that she had no prior training. That being said, Mr Freeze is very experienced with his freeze gun and would have a tactical advantage over Elsa. A Frozen sequel could potentially change things as a mild power up is all that Elsa would need, but at the moment she simply isn’t ready to handle such a veteran. Mr Freeze wins.
Ned Ryerson vs Elsa
This is a tribute to the Frozen special which takes place after the movie. Elsa proves once again that she is a very heroic character who will help others out even if she isn’t feeling well at the moment. Ned Ryerson is a likable character in his own right from Groundhog Day and he really stole the show, but it’s not enough to win this round. His nickname may be Needlenose Ned, but that doesn’t mean that he will be able to pierce through Elsa’s ice abilities. Elsa wins.
Frozen Fever Review
Frozen was definitely a fun film to watch. It really got extremely popular for a while there and I thought that it lived up to the hype. While a complete sequel would be nice to have someday, a 5-10 minute adventure is a nice sequel to have until then. There’s not a whole lot that you can do in that time, but the short does at least have a plot and while the animation isn’t quite as sharp as the film, you could picture this being a bonus scene in the special features or something like that.
It is Anna’s Birthday so Elsa wants to make the day go perfectly. She sets up a large party area with cake, ice statues, and a lot of festivities. Then she also hides presents all around town so Anna can find them as they sing a song. It’s all going well at first, but then Elsa gets a fever and begins creating tiny snowmen that want to wreck the party. Can these little guys be stopped or is the party doomed to fail?
Naturally, Anna cares more about Elsa’s health than celebrating too much. You can see where the special is going with this from the get go of course, but it’s not meant to be a deep plot anyway. It’s a fun little adventure and the only thing that will make you wince is that Olaf wrecked the Birthday cake by basically putting dirt on it. Not a cool move if you ask me, but at least the main characters had soup instead. Elsa did a good job of setting up the party and she’s still the best Frozen character. She’s also the only one to have powers though so I suppose that makes it a little easy for her. Her powers are so useful and great for just about any scenario. I do think that she should be immune to colds and fevers with those ice abilities of hers, but maybe she just hasn’t learned how to fully harness her abilities yet. That will come with time.
As mentioned earlier, the animation is good, but it’s not quite as sharp as the film. The main character that stands out is Elsa herself. She is sick in the film so she shouldn’t look like she’s at 100%, but even so, she just looked super tired right from the start. The dark rings under her eyes are really large as if she hasn’t slept in ages. It was mildly distracting and I don’t feel as if it was completely intentional, but maybe it was. The main song is fairly good. It’s no Let It Go of course, but few songs are. It works well within the context of the special.
Overall, there’s not a whole lot more to say about this one. If you liked the Frozen movie then I definitely recommend seeing this short since it is one of the only ways to see your favorite characters again. Even if you haven’t seen Frozen, you will probably still enjoy the short. There’s nothing to really dislike and it is not as if you will lose a lot of time watching it. A few minutes will hardly make a big difference in the grand scheme of things and in the end you will be glad that you got to watch it. For a little short, Disney put a good amount of budget behind this.
Elsa vs Ike
Are you familiar with the chant “We Like Ike!?” Well, it’s a pretty epic one that plays whenever Ike is doing well in Super Smash Bros. That’s why you will hear it pretty often as his punishing fire attacks will really take Elsa down a few pegs. Elsa has some good ice magic at her disposal, but I’ve always believed that a good fire attack can easily overpower a good ice blast. Fire is still the strongest element out there and I don’t see that changing anytime soon. It’s simply too awesome! Ike wins.
Elsa vs Asura
Elsa is back, but she’s up against a guy who can easily break whole planets. I don’t see how Elsa can pull a win here and she loses yet again. With great popularity also comes a great amount of enemies so it is not surprising that Elsa has been in many tough matchups. We shall have to see if the sequel helps to elevate her through the blog ranks or if it will merely delay the inevitable. Asura wins.
Dormammu vs Elsa
Elsa has had a tough time in her last matches and that won’t change here as she goes up against the powerful Dormammu. Dormammu is a tough fighter who doesn’t go down easily. His incredible size and strength is matched only by his raw power. Elsa’s ice abilities wouldn’t last long against such a foe and she must take yet another defeat. Dormammu wins.