Here they are again, the enchanting sisters Elsa and Anna. And of course, Kristoff, Olaf and Sven must not be missing. Together they pass new adventures in Frozen II.
FROZEN II: THE BRIEF STORY
While Anna’s carefreeness and cheerfulness enraptures people, Elsa had to learn to take responsibility as Queen of the Kingdom. But when disaster looms, Anna proves that she can act as courageously and responsibly as her older sister. Together, they go on an adventurous journey that takes them not only to the depths of the enchanted forest, but also far back to their own family history.
OSCAR WINNER PETER DEL VECHIO
(PRDOUCER FROZEN I & II)
In Frozen II, Peter Del Vecho expands the Oscar-winning first part many times over. We will meet new characters and see new worlds. What he can tell us about this, you can see in the interview that we were able to lead in Berlin with the humble and extremely sympathetic producer.
THE CHARATERS OF FROZEN II
Elsa’s special gift – the power to create ice and snow – increased meanwhile. She’s learned how to control her magic, and only recently revealed her powers to her kingdom after years of keeping them hidden for fear she’d be persecuted for her differences. “Elsa is a fascinating character with this miraculous ability to harness the power of nature,” says director Chris Buck. “Her connection to nature has always been there. But she has no idea why.”
So, no matter how happy Elsa is to finally embrace her powers and be with her sister, Anna, their friends and the people of Arendelle, she finds herself unsettled. Says director Jennifer Lee, who also penned the screenplay, “Elsa hears a voice calling that no one else can hear.
She tries to block it, but it won’t stop. It shows her pieces of the past. It promises answers about why she is the way she is, so it’s both epic and a mystery, and she’s compelled to find that voice.” In “Frozen,” Elsa feared her powers were too much for the world. In “Frozen II,” she must hope they are enough.
Of course, Anna loves her sister. Therefore, when Elsa faces a dangerous journey into the unknown to the enchanted forests and dark seas beyond Arendelle, Anna is determined to go with her. She wants to be by her sister’s side, and help uncover the mystery – along with Kristoff, Olaf and Sven.
KRISTOFF & SVEN
Kristoff is still a brave and good-natured guy. But he is a bit clumsy, especially when he tries to confess his big love to Anna. But what he can’t do well with words, he proves when it comes to protect Anna’s life.
Howsoever, Sven helps him in any occasion. The cute trusted reindeer remains Kristoff’s best friend.
It’s been a little over three years since Elsa made OLAF, and with his new permafrost, courtesy of Elsa’s magic, he can really enjoy summer. His bond with his family – Anna, Elsa, Kristoff and Sven – is as close as ever. He’s absolutely fascinated with the various wonders of life: Did you know that men are six times more likely to be struck by lightning than women? And did you know that water has memory? With his new curiosity for knowledge, and his “stop-and-smell-the-flowers” approach to life, Olaf is a source of hope in dark times.
FROZEN II – OUR REVIEW
From the very first moment, the film enchants with its charm, humor, music, and, of course, its characters. Last but not least, it touches the hearts with an important message.
Walt Disney is once again fulfilling its trendsetter’s role. Long before the Fridays for Future movement, the film factory decided to focus on nature again. As in Moana (Vaiana), Frozen II deals with the fragility of our world. The film shows in a very profound way how important it is to maintain a connection to our environment.
Unique, as the creators of Walt Disney once again managed to captivate us with beautiful but also moving emotions.
Because of the current Corona Covid-19 situation, Frozen II isn’t just a film which is good as a pastime. Maybe, you, regardless your age or origin, could be inspired to listen more carefully to the deeper message of Frozen II. It reminds us that we should treat our world with more respect, and that we shouldn’t loose the contact to it before it’s too late,
In addition, Peter Del Vecchio does not only draw us into a wonderfully designed magic world that simply makes the hearts beat faster. No, he managed to condense the story many times over. Frozen II creates a level on which one can hover between real joy, concern and tension, even beyond the actual duration of the film.
THE DEEPER MEANING
Olaf’s wit, Anna’s heart and Elsa’s strength create a spirit that is appropriate not only for the current crisis, at which the film makes our mandatory break a bit more pleasant.
But Frozen II isn’t just a film which is good as a pastime. Regardless our age or origin, as long as our hearts and minds are open, Frozen II inspires us to listen more carefully to its deeper message. The film reminds us that we should threat our world with more respect, and that we shouldn’t lose contact to it before it’s too late,
Thus, Frozen II it’s a pure feel-good film and one of the absolute DVD and Blue-Ray highlights this year. Therefore, we give the “must-have-seen”, a 9+.
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Text: Marco Kokkot