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It’s Official: ‘Frozen II’ Is Better than ‘Frozen’

(This is a throwback.)

When I watched Frozen II for the first time there were some things I liked about it but ultimately I found it confusing and not as enjoyable as the first one. The Academy apparently agreed with my initial assumption and didn’t award the film an Oscar nomination for Best Animated Movie but after a year and three viewings I’ve reached a different conclusion; Frozen II is better than Frozen.

I’ve started coming to this realization after my second viewing earlier this year which opened my eyes to the story and left me dazzled by the complexity/darkness of the film’s plot. This wasn’t your typical Disney princess story or a typical Disney movie in general? There were no arched eyebrow-ed antagonists or cackling broads to combat. In fact, there wasn’t really a villain at all.

It was a story of personal transformation, of righting the wrongs of the past, and truth. It’s a beautiful story and a powerful conclusion to a story that already pushed the boundaries with Frozen.

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It’s Official: ‘Frozen II’ Is Better than ‘Frozen’

When I watched Frozen II for the first time there were some things I liked about it but ultimately I found it confusing and not as enjoyable as the first one. The Academy apparently agreed with my initial assumption and didn’t award the film an Oscar nomination for Best Animated Movie but after a year and three viewings I’ve reached a different conclusion; Frozen II is better than Frozen.

I’ve started coming to this realization after my second viewing earlier this year which opened my eyes to the story and left me dazzled by the complexity/darkness of the film’s plot. This wasn’t your typical Disney princess story or a typical Disney movie in general? There were no arched eyebrow-ed antagonists or cackling broads to combat. In fact, there wasn’t really a villain at all.

It was a story of personal transformation, of righting the wrongs of the past, and truth. It’s a beautiful story and a powerful conclusion to a story that already pushed the boundaries with Frozen.

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‘Into the Unknown’: The Making of ‘Frozen II’ Was AMAZING!

I love behind-the-scenes documentaries for movies. They give great insight into the process behind making a film and all of the extremely hard work that goes into a huge production for big budget projects for the likes of movies like The Lord of the Rings or Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

A new six-episode docuseries called Into the Unknown: The Making of Frozen II was released recently on Disney+ and I just binge-watched it yesterday. I already personally enjoyed the film but after seeing the amount of hours and the nail-biting drama that went into bringing what would become the highest-grossing animated film of all time to life was nothing short of extraordinary.

Writer Jennifer Lee really did a remarkable job taking the criticism brought on by viewers of all ages to create a film that touched in powerful ways that only built upon the love garnered from Frozen back in 2013. One of the most fascinating things to learn was that the film’s animation was only 20% complete when the first teaser arrived back in February. Basically…nothing was created for the film yet except some rough animation. The rest of the movie was comprised of storyboards. Yikes!

I learned so much yesterday about the process needed to make an animated film as great as the likes of Frozen II and by the conclusion of the docuseries I felt a sense of triumph following this incredible journey needed to create such an enjoyable sequel.

No, Frozen II wouldn’t garner an Oscar nomination for Best Picture this time but the fact that it managed to drive people to the theaters to see it over and over again says something about the grandeur of this story and how it resonated with people…and honestly sometimes that’s all can you ask for.

I thank you for reading and I hope you have a beautiful day.

Fan Art Wednesday

It’s time for another Fan Art Wednesday and that means, well, it’s time for more fan art. Enjoy!

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Harry Potter Poster by Simon Fairhurst

I love alternate movie posters and this is both haunting and dazzling at once. This sequence is the heart of the film and the perfect scene to capture for this fantastic poster.

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Movie Review Flashback: My Review of ‘Frozen II’

Before the behind-the-scenes documentary arrives on Disney+ check out my review of one of the highest-grossing films of 2019: Frozen II. Enjoy!

Before I write this review of Frozen II let me say this, I’m an avid adult Frozen fan. Translated: I’m not as obsessed with the film as little girls surely are but I have seen it multiple times and am a fan of the songs, particularly “Let It Go” which I sing to myself all of the time. So, once again, I love Frozen.

The film subverted what I’ve come to expect with Disney princess movies and told a modern-age story that felt poignant, inspiring, and downright beautiful. Plus, being someone who has a sister that I love to death, it made the story that much sweeter.

When Frozen II came out I couldn’t wait to eventually see it. The reviews weren’t scintillating but I was still intrigued.

Now, is Frozen II better than the first one? Easy answer, no, which isn’t surprising considering that the film didn’t even garner an Oscar nomination for Best Picture, but it was pretty entertaining. There are things about the film that I really liked and things that I felt didn’t connect this time around. So, I’ll detail this review in the pros and cons sort of layout. Let’s get those cons out of the way first. Continue reading Movie Review Flashback: My Review of ‘Frozen II’

My Top 5 Favorite Songs from ‘Frozen’ and ‘Frozen II’

I will be the first to tell you, I’m a Disney fanatic and that means I LOVE the songs as well. I know a whole bunch of them, I love to memorize them and sing them while doing household activities, and I just simply love Disney songs.

Frozen and Frozen II has some of the best songs in the franchise, surprisingly rivaling even the songs of the classic animated Disney movies with tunes that feel modern, powerful, and beautiful/fun to listen to. After my second viewing of Frozen II the other day I knew I had to share with you my favorite songs from both films. So, with no further delay, here’s my ranking.

5. In Summer

Frozen and Frozen II have powerful and often dramatic songs that harbor a sense of sadness mingled with hope but Olaf’s songs are simply fun and funny and sometimes that’s all you need. Continue reading My Top 5 Favorite Songs from ‘Frozen’ and ‘Frozen II’