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Took the girls today, they enjoyed it.

Me? Meh it’s ok first film is better.

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Took my younger two to see it today

 

We all enjoyed it, though Kristoffs number made me wish they'd done the whole thing as a 2 hour 1970s prog rock/80s power ballad concept album movie

 

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On 30/11/2019 at 20:36, wev said:

Took my younger two to see it today

 

We all enjoyed it, though Kristoffs number made me wish they'd done the whole thing as a 2 hour 1970s prog rock/80s power ballad concept album movie

 

 

Christoff's song was the best part of the film in my opinion. 

 

Reminded me of this so much:

 

 

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On 25 November 2019 at 21:14, sid said:

But there are no baddies

 

Saw this yesterday with my stepdaughter.

 

There IS a baddie. The plot reveals who it is. Just not in the traditional sense of fighting AGAINST someone,

 

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it's more dealing with what the baddie did in the past.

 

The animation is incredible. Going with an elemental theme rather than just snow unleashes some brilliant sequence. Bruni the fire spirit/salamander is so cute.

 

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On first viewing, during Into The Unknown I did not spot this. But when my stepdaughter was watching the music video on YouTube this morning I noticed - they introduce all four Spirits during the "dream" sequence towards the end of the song (just before the sky fills with billions of the spirit diamonds, a very clever effect). Fire, Earth, Water and Air, in the shapes we see them in later in the movie.

 

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3 hours ago, merman said:

 

Saw this yesterday with my stepdaughter.

 

There IS a baddie. The plot reveals who it is. Just not in the traditional sense of fighting AGAINST someone,

 

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it's more dealing with what the baddie did in the past.

 

The animation is incredible. Going with an elemental theme rather than just snow unleashes some brilliant sequence. Bruni the fire spirit/salamander is so cute.

 

Also

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On first viewing, during Into The Unknown I did not spot this. But when my stepdaughter was watching the music video on YouTube this morning I noticed - they introduce all four Spirits during the "dream" sequence towards the end of the song (just before the sky fills with billions of the spirit diamonds, a very clever effect). Fire, Earth, Water and Air, in the shapes we see them in later in the movie.

 

I want to buy an action figure of the baddy :/

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Took my 4 year old to see this today.

 

Dropped youngest off at nursery, wife to work then he and I went and had breakfast. As we're sat there he asked what was in his backpack which I'd packed with a tub of popcorn and his water bottle. He looked puzzled when he looked inside because "you only eat popcorn at the cinema, Daddy".

 

His little face when I told him we were going to see Frozen 2 was just wonderful to see.

 

I never clicked with the first as I have only ever seen bits of it and "Let It Go" haunted my dreams.

 

I found this sequel utterly spectacular!! It looked gorgeous, was funny, had a good story, made me cry and had some catchy songs.

 

I actually want to watch it again which is something I don't want to do with the latest Star Wars.

 

It's like Disney have given with one hand and chopped off the other with a lightsaber.

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On 24/12/2019 at 13:38, teddymeow said:

 

I found this sequel utterly spectacular!! It looked gorgeous, was funny, had a good story, made me cry and had some catchy songs.

 

Theres a part in Show Yourself where the animation and emotion shown on Elsa face is so good it actually hit me and made me well up a little. It's at the 3:25.

 

I actually think this song and everything during it is the best thing from both films. Also the little cringe moment re Let it Go after is great.

 

 

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Saw this today and thought it was basically perfect. Loved every minute. 
 

Highlights:

 

Kristoff’s song. Obviously.

Into the unknooooooon!!! 

Olaf’s recount of F1

All the characters have grown convincingly.

Samantha.

teh grafx 

 

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I watched the screener , quality wasnt amazing but I very much enjoyed it. I'll watch it again on blu ray when it's out.

 

However I actually think I enjoyed the story more than the first. Also , olaf was actually decent as opposed to the first movie.

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I heard the songs before I saw the movie. I think that helped me form the opinion I did. Because when I saw the original Frozen, I really didn’t like it. I found the songs to be so “I have to burst into song instead of talkiiiiing!!!” cringe, that I actually felt embarrassed watching it. It was more like a musical than a Disney movie from the song point of view. 
 

After the music of the first grew on me, (and I like most of the songs), it was okay, but nothing special. I thought the ending was utterly flat, and much preferred the suggestion I read (here?) of a wanna build a snowman reprise after Anna is frozen. 

 

Anyway, the story to this is far more superior and fleshed out. Tbh I can’t even believe they managed to get a second story made; Elsa is a bit of a difficult character to write for. She’s a single princess with only a younger sister to bounce off of regarding character relationships.
She has magical powers in a seemingly otherwise normal Scandinavian town in the mid 1800s. What the fuck do you do with that that isn’t utterly preposterous, but also captures the imagination of a seven year old?

 

 

I thought the music was stunning. Like I said, I was listening to it in the car with my kids before I saw the film, and “ah ahhhh ah ah ahh” is fucking stuck in my head nearly every day. It’s managed to replace The Little Mermaid’s melody as more poignant and beautiful in my Disney fan mind. I can’t help but sing a few lines here and there throughout the day, and my 5 year old son never stops. The high notes are enchanting to both him and me.

Giving Elsa two songs was a good decision. Nothing was going to challenge Let it Go for impact, so instead there are two.... no, make that three separate melodies that are all in the same key and interwoven throughout the film.
The lullaby in particular is a lovely original, short tune. And when the animations hit with that crescendo after the spirits during Show Yourself, it’s proper chilling. It’s Circle of Life shit for me; it’s arranged so well. When I first saw the music video, all that, coupled with the expressions they managed to animate on her face, I just got a huge lump in my throat. That song is a really fucking complete piece of music. Remarkably good. 
 

And the other songs don’t fall flat at all. When Kristoff’s song first came on in the car I was like, Jesus...have they dropped the ball. Then the chorus hit and the style clicked, and it’s brilliant. I actually laughed during the movie. 
Even Olof’s song was as good as his other. Plus the movie opening sequence was realistic, believable, and helped set a bond between him and Anna that was important for later on. 
For the First Time in Forever is provably my favourite song of the original film, so the fact their version of it in this wasn’t naff is a pretty big achievement. 
 

 

In summary, this could have been shit. But it wasn’t. And I’d rather watch it than the first. 
Sure, a lot of that is down to how the music really moves me, but that just means they paced it perfectly and stayed genuine to the characters and story they’d written. I enjoyed the story. I thought the whole thing was a bit of a triumph for a sequel to one of the most, if not, the most popular franchise out there. 
 

My son is Frozen mad. And nothing makes my him happier now than when I start singing these songs with him. So they nailed it.
And if I’m honest, it’s not just the music. It’s the lyrics, and the whole idea that those songs are for a parent and their child. I can’t deny the lyrics to Show Yourself hit a nerve regarding my personality and mental health and maybe ASD/ADD/ADHD, and that my kid is likely the same because I can comfort him in a way no one else can. Being together with people is the only way to cope with life, so that airy fairy, twinkly sparkly, fucking namby pamby Disney bullshit message hit me straight in the guts :wub:

 

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Also, the fire frog is great. You may not be aware, but they captured a popular image of a repeatedly and simultaneously hilarious and fucking annoying situation from the gecko world pretty good ^_^

 

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So this was trying to do really important things, and whilst it didn't hit them perfectly I really appreciate the effort. It tried to do Princess Monoke's conflict without 'baddies', but didn't quite hit the same heights. But I'm so glad Disney are trying to aim that high.

 

Also, this is entirely personal, but Anna's 'Next Right Thing' hit me on such a personal level. Just spectacular.

 

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In the last two and bit years I've had a baby (now toddler), who adores frozen and we've been raising her best we can, whilst my mum died unexpectedly, and whilst my cousin (who is basically equivalent to a sister) is battling leukaemia. 

 

It was my birthday, I was exhausted with the stress of work, but then our child care fell through. so I was off to look after our toddler. I took her to her first cinema trip at a 9.30am baby friendly showing. She was mesmerised, enchanted and so empathetic to it all. 

 

When Anna was singing about grief (and just taking that next step, again and again, and just verbalising what it has been like for me) my daughter, on some level understood what Anna was going through and was gripping me so tightly. 

 

I never expected that, I needed it, and I will remember it forever. 

 

For that? Best film ever.

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13 hours ago, NexivRed said:

Also, the fire frog is great. You may not be aware, but they captured a popular image of a repeatedly and simultaneously hilarious and fucking annoying situation from the gecko world pretty good ^_^

 

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The fire spirit is called Bruni, and he's based on a salamander

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13 hours ago, NexivRed said:

Also, the fire frog is great. You may not be aware, but they captured a popular image of a repeatedly and simultaneously hilarious and fucking annoying situation from the gecko world pretty good ^_^

 

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When we watched it I did think that either you'd love the fire spirit or that you'd be pissed because suddenly everyone will want reptiles for Christmas.

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Hah ^_^ geckos are a good pet for an older child I think. Pretty enclosure, a chance to learn some science about the light spectrum, and a pretty enclosure. Plus, they live as long as a small dog!

 

@merman frog is just a term of endearment. I’m aware it’s not meant to be a Crestie, but the jump is quintessentially Crestie. 

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17 hours ago, NexivRed said:

 

The lullaby in particular is a lovely original, short tune. And when the animations hit with that crescendo after the spirits during Show Yourself, it’s proper chilling. It’s Circle of Life shit for me; it’s arranged so well. When I first saw the music video, all that, coupled with the expressions they managed to animate on her face, I just got a huge lump in my throat. That song is a really fucking complete piece of music. Remarkably good. 

 

All of this. Its remarkably good and I think when people are saying the songs aren't good its because they've seen them once and that's it. It was the following week(s) where I realised just how good they are, especially Show Yourself. I dont know why that one isnt getting the best song push, it's by far the best song in the film

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I saw this a couple of days ago, and thought it was excellent. It's no Moana obviously, because what is, but I thought it was quite a bit better than the first. 

 

I thought the songs were great too, and again a step above the offerings of the first film. I don't think anything has the immediate impact of Let It Go, but the overall quality was higher and I they way they combined with the animation was masterful. Show Yourself was the highlight for me too, as the song's great in its own right, but when combined with the scene it's basically perfect. 

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On 24/12/2019 at 13:38, teddymeow said:

Took my 4 year old to see this today.

 

Dropped youngest off at nursery, wife to work then he and I went and had breakfast. As we're sat there he asked what was in his backpack which I'd packed with a tub of popcorn and his water bottle. He looked puzzled when he looked inside because "you only eat popcorn at the cinema, Daddy".

 

His little face when I told him we were going to see Frozen 2 was just wonderful to see.

 

I never clicked with the first as I have only ever seen bits of it and "Let It Go" haunted my dreams.

 

I found this sequel utterly spectacular!! It looked gorgeous, was funny, had a good story, made me cry and had some catchy songs.

 

I actually want to watch it again which is something I don't want to do with the latest Star Wars.

 

It's like Disney have given with one hand and chopped off the other with a lightsaber.

 

Rented this yesterday on Prime Video as I'd promised the kids if all schoolwork was done and rooms were tidy we'd watch it.

 

It is still bloody spectacular!! So much so that when I went to Sainsbury's to do the shopping for the next fortnight I bought the Blu-ray.

 

 

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