‘Frozen II’ lets standards go

Elise Wilke-Grimm
News/Opinion Editor

Zeke La Mantia
Social Media/Graphics Editor

Going into “Frozen 2,”  there were high expectations fluttering the room due to how amazing the first “Frozen” was. Unfortunately, these expectations were not met.

The first installment of the iconic icy Disney movies was released Nov. 2013. 

The plot is rushed and the storyline is subpar.  The entire movie was hard to follow, and it seemed that the writers were just making stuff up as they went. Maybe they just made it fast paced so it could hold the attention of children, but they way it appeared was that they didn’t have enough time to perfect the plot holes and imperfections.

In the script things had to constantly be covered up in order for the previous happenings to be tied in. As an example, take Anna’s first line in the movie: “That permafrost seems to be working well for you Olaf.” Lines like this continue throughout the movie, context clues are basically nonexistent.

Though some songs might’ve been a tad catchy, none can compare to the first “Frozen’s” soundtrack. Most of the songs came at very inopportune times and their lyrics weren’t relatable in any other situation besides the movie. There were many parts of the music that created issues. “Frozen” (2013) had a total of 10 songs and “Frozen II” had seven. They come one after the other with very little time for dialogue and it feels quite rushed.

Another let down faced involving the music of the movie was the fact that none of the songs hit as hard as anyone hoped they would. “Let it Go,” sung by Idina Menzel, in the first movie was so iconic a child doesn’t exist nowadays that can’t sing every word. That wasn’t felt with the new movie. Walking out of the theater on opening night was completely unimpactful, there wasn’t a single hum to the music heard. The songs were ultimately good, but none were what is known as being iconic. 

Though the movie had a lot of unsatisfactory qualities, the autumn aesthetic of the movie was an enjoyable factor. The colors and the quality of the animations were unique to other animated films. The warm colors in the forest scenes and the general vibe I got from watching the movie, and the skills that were drawn into the characters and the setting was an aspect that will leave a lasting imprint.


Elise Wilke-Grimm – News/Opinion Editor

This is news and opinion editor Elise Wilke-Grimm’s first year on ECHO staff. She is excited to begin work on the ECHO and get lots of chances to write.


Zeke La Mantia – Social Media Editor

This is Zeke La Mantia’s first year on with Echo publications.  He has earned multiple awards for his photographic contributions.


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