Movie Review: Frozen 2

“What? A movie review on a Monday? That’s not right, Mondays are for book reviews!”

I know, I know, it’s crazy, but this week is going to be a little mixed up because of something special I have coming on Saturday.

There will still be a book review this week, but it’ll just be on a new day…so until then, enjoy a movie review.


There’s a reason that people say the original is always best, and Disney should stick to just making one movie, not sequels.

The original Frozen was a huge success. It was such a success that singing it was actually not allowed in some schools. Kids everywhere knew the movie by heart, and plenty of people knew the songs without ever having seen the movie (I was one of those people).

Frozen was a good movie. It played with some regular Disney movie tropes and changed the script for future Disney movies.

People were worshipping it left and right…and then time went on.

It wasn’t forgotten per se, it was just lost to time, and other movies came out. Moana was fairly popular with The Rock being a cast member, and then Frozen 2 was announced.


I was excited to see it from the trailer. It looked like it was going to be a good movie, but I am always a bit hesitant with sequels, because the story is never quite as good.

Turns out, I was right to worry.

The story for Frozen 2 wasn’t very good. It was way too predictable, relied on too many conveniences, and was way too reliant on small little story moments that didn’t add much to the overall piece.

Let’s not even talk about the abusive relationship between Kristoff and Anna (she probably needs a therapist to help deal with some issues). He tries to ask Anna to marry him the entire movie, but she either runs off to save Elsa or is too paranoid to let him speak.

Olaf loses any interest by his third joke that is too obviously for the parents in the theatre, and Sven is in the movie for maybe a minute.

The songs are less memorable, the additional characters add a minor bit of humor to the story, and its just not as entertaining as a whole.


The best part of this movie is Elsa.

Now that she has got some control of her powers, she is confident and ready to take action.

We see her act more than think in many situations through the movie, but it makes sense for her character, because she has just found her confidence again.

After being brainwashed to hide her powers and make sure she has them under control, she is free to use them whenever she wants.

She is confident in what she can do, as she should be. She is curious, and wants to fulfill the adventurous itch she experiences.


I wouldn’t say Frozen 2 is a bad movie. It was fun, lighthearted, and it had its funny moments.

I think my biggest issue was that it was a sequel that didn’t live up to my expectations, and that they were trying too hard for it to be a good movie. Or at least as good as the original.

I still recommend seeing it. Frozen 2 does answer a number of Disney fan theories out there, whether thats good or bad is up to you.


I also want to point out that this is a review from a grown adult man. Frozen 2 is probably a terrific kids movie, because it is a Disney movie after all, and kids love anything they make.


Have you seen Frozen 2? Did you enjoy it? Let’s talk about it in the comments.

The Snow Queen Review

Title: The Snow Queen
Author: Hans Christian Anderson
Rating: 6 / 10



Happy Monday again fellow readers. Since Frozen 2 just came out in theatres recently, I thought I would review the short story that inspired it all, The Snow Queen by Hans Christian Anderson.

”The Snow Queen” is the story of a little girl’s grit, her way with animals, and a magic mirror. It was written by Danish author Hans Christian Andersen in 1845. One of his longest and most famous tales, ”The Snow Queen” has been the inspiration for books and films, including Disney’s Frozen.

Despite being written in 1844, I actually quite enjoyed this little piece. The thing I liked about it the most is also the thing I disliked the most, but I’ll get into more of that now.

The Snow Queen is quite lacking. There are not a lot of details given in the seven different stories contained in this piece.

Anderson literally jumps months at a time in a matter of sentences, which can get frustrating because I wanted more substance to it.

I wanted the story to be fleshed out more, because I wanted to get into the mind of Anderson more.

He is a fantastic author, and one of the most famous authors in the world.

The fact that there isn’t much fleshing out of the story is also the great aspect of it too. Its not bogged down with pointless detail and story.

The reader gets to use their imagination to enjoy the piece, and fill in any blanks if and when they want.


The story is rather simple. Two friends, a Gerta and Kay, are playing together when Kay gets a piece of glass stuck in his eye. This glass was a part of a magical mirror that the hobgoblin possessed, but had now broken on the earth.

When Kay gets this mirror stuck in his eye and in his heart, he starts to see the worst in the world, and starts treating Gerta badly.

Kay gets taken away by The Snow Queen when he is out on his sled to her winter palace.

Gerta becomes worried when summer comes and nobody can find Kay, and asks the trees, the plants, the river, an evil old lady, a pirate, an old man to see if they knew where Kay had gone, until finally she found Kay in the Snow Queen’s castle.

Kay didn’t respond to Gerta at first, until her tears melted his frozen heart. The Snow Queen saw her reflection in Gerta’s mirror, turning her back into the kind little girl that she used to be, letting Kay and Gerta return to their home together.


If you know anything about Frozen, you know these stories are not similar at all.

Instead, there are some aspects of the two stories that overlap.

The frozen heart, Ice Queen, and the act of love thawing their heart are two of the aspects that overlap, but otherwise there’s nothing similar about them.

The Snow Queen is what it is. A short story that, at its time, was something of magic and wonderment. It’s a great story for kids and adults.

I hadn’t actually read the story until recently, and I quite enjoyed it. Its a simple piece to read, but I found it very inspiring and thought provoking.

Anderson is a fantastic author, and does a good job of creating a story filled with joy and wonder for all ages.


Have you read The Snow Queen? I’ve never spoken to someone who has, so let’s talk about it in the comments.