On Nov. 23, sophomores Arjin Claire and Arikta Trivedi watched “Frozen II,” the highly anticipated sequel to the hit movie “Frozen.” Elsa the Ice Queen (Idina Menzel), her sister Anna (Kristen Bell) and their friends Olaf (Josh Gad), Kristoff (Jonathan Groff) and Sven (a nonspeaking reindeer) embark on an adventure far from the kingdom of Arendelle to save the world they know.
Arjin Claire: Wow! What a great movie!
Arikta Trivedi: I agree! It was a great follow-up to the first movie.
AC: Yeah, it’s really hard to have a good sequel to a movie that did so well originally, but “Frozen II” did just that.
AT: I think I liked the first one better, though. I think the overall plot of the first one was much better. This one missed the mark a bit. Some of the main questions were left unanswered, but it may be because my childhood self is deeply attached to the first movie.
AC: I think the first one was better, too, because it kick-started this whole series. I came into this movie not expecting it to be as good, but I’m happy it exceeded my expectations of a not-very-good sequel that the trailer was hyping up. This made the whole experience much better.
AT: The first movie gave us some really catchy songs such as “Let It Go,” but this one came through with the songs as well. I really like “Into the Unknown.” I was literally humming it for the rest of the day.
AC: Totally! They have such an amazing voice cast and great writers who never fail to deliver great, catchy songs.
AT: Also, Olaf added a great mix of comedy into the movie.
AC: Definitely! I loved his solo, “When I Am Older.” He added just the right amount of comedy so we were never bored. Even though he was a comedic character, Olaf contributed a lot to the story as a great side character.
AT: Although the plot left many questions unanswered, it answered questions I wasn’t thinking about, such as what actually happened to Anna and Elsa’s parents.
AC: That’s true. I didn’t even think of that.
Overall, I really liked the movie, and I think it served as a great follow-up to the first one. I’m not sure if they are going to make the third one, though.
—By Arjin Claire and Arikta Trivedi