FROZEN II (Jennifer Lee, Chris Buck, 2019)

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The story felt too complex for the young ones (“Dad, what’s permafrost?”), but might also not be as engaging to the older crowd (the mother sitting next to me had a well-deserved hour of nap before she tends again to her kids for all of eternity).

I really liked the 80’s vibe of Lost in the Woods and almost everyone was humming/singing Into the Unknown as they stepped out of the theater. The rest of the songs were not as catchy, although they would fit right in a Broadway musical.

Plus one star for Olaf’s hilarious recap alone (don’t miss his post-credits scene). Oh, and those gorgeous new dresses of Elsa would be perfect for Halloween 2020. Get your wallets ready, dear parents!!

Rating: ★★★☆☆

FROZEN (Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee, 2013)

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Where a girl’s true love’s kiss can actually come from another woman. Way to go, sisterhood!!

It harkens back to the classic Disney movies where characters sing their hearts out but don’t induce eye-rolling seizures. Pure magic!

Rating: ★★★★☆

(Originally published August 19, 2014.)