I love Twitter- love it. And this question? Y’all… this question comes up over and over again whenever Frozen 2 is mentioned. Does Elsa have a girlfriend? Alright, nosey peeps, here’s what you need to know. Frozen 2 review: the one where we want Elsa to have a truly happy ending.
I see you, nosey Twitter bodies. It’s cool, I get it.
You need our Queen to be happy- and you also feel like happiness for her might look different than the traditional Disney Princess happy ending.
Well, you are correct. It absolutely does- and in Frozen 2 Elsa does find her peace and her true ever after.
Frozen 2 Review
When it comes to movies, I want to be entertained first and foremost. If a movie keeps my attention, has me engaged, and leaves me thinking about it after the lights come up, I consider it a success.
Frozen 2 is more than a success based on that criteria; a week later and I’m still thinking about certain songs, specific Frozen 2 quotes, and the overall masterpiece of animation that you see in this movie.
Is it my most favorite animated film ever? Not by a long shot. But it has certain aspects that land it solidly in my top 10 of recent animated films.
The Music of Frozen 2: Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez Did THAT
Because of course they did.
The soundtrack is available on November 15 and I suggest you go ahead and get started on your obsession early. You can listen to Panic at the Disco’s version of Into the Unknown now, just to get a teaser.
I’m not sure it’s Let It Go levels of amazing, but… Idina Menzel’s version is pretty dang close! And Kristoff’s song- YES! he gets one!- is the most memorable moment in the entire movie.
But the whole movie will move you with the music.
The Story Is A Bit Messy in Frozen 2, But Has Important Points To Make
It’s an origin story, of sorts.
As Elsa’s powers grow and change, the time has come to find out just where they came from. The family, because this is clearly what they have all become, must set off to find out the source of Elsa’s powers.
And they better hurry because the kingdom of Arendelle is in danger.
It should be a simple journey into the unknown, but nothing is simple about this plot. Even Olaf has evolved to a more complex character (he can read, he has permafrost) and that’s just a start.
What’s wonderful about this story is also what makes it a bit confusing. All four principal characters have been fleshed out and expanded.
Which also made multiple storylines and plotlines a bit harder to follow because there’s so much going on all at once. Elsa is once again the focus with her powers taking on new shapes, but Anna is the character with the most growth throughout.
And if you have talents like Josh Gad and Johnathan Groff, the filmmakers would be criminal to continue to ignore and they finally get full use on screen.
We get a lot more Olaf and he’s just as delightful as ever. All good things, here.
But we really hit the jackpot with the expanded story of Kristoff. As a supportive boyfriend, Disney gets this one right.
He has a moment where he could have saved Anna and instead simply says- I’m here, what do you need?
There are so many themes to explore that are touched upon in subtle and not so subtle ways: Anna and Elsa are in pants during this movie, not dresses for example. Down with the patriarchy!
There’s a focus on indigenous people without making them into caricatures. Just a lot of positive moves that make this movie so much more than just a kids’ film.
Oh, and that Kristoff song I mentioned before? I’m still laughing over this one.
And it’s not a funny song- but the way it’s told is what will have you crying tears and remembering your 8th-grade self singing Bryan Adam’s Heaven.
I honestly cannot remember the tune or the words, but THAT SONG is one heck of a fun moment in the movie.
Are There End Credit Scenes in Frozen 2?
Yes, there’s one epic end credit scene featuring Olaf that’s worth the wait through the credits.
It’s at the very end of the credits, so you do have to stick through quite a bit before you get to it, however.
Need to pee? Go when the credits start and you’ll have plenty of time to wash your hands, make a sandwich, check your mail and walk slowly back to your seat before the Frozen 2 end credit scene starts.
Seriously. You have time. But it’s worth sticking around for if you love Olaf’s best Frozen 2 quotes.
Does Elsa Have a Girlfriend in Frozen 2?
Alright, alright. The rest of that is good to know, but I know why you are really here. You might want to know if Elsa has a love interest.
I know that’s the number 1 searched thing in regards to this movie: Does Elsa have a girlfriend in Frozen 2?
I don’t want to spoil any plot points but I will say that the way Elsa’s character and life develop leaves her completely (and finally!) happy and fulfilled. Without a partner. Ahem.
You’ll have to be satisfied with that until you can see the movie: November 22, 2019, in theaters everywhere!
What’s Frozen 2 About?
Why was Elsa born with magical powers? The answer is calling her and threatening her kingdom. Together with
Anna, Kristoff, Olaf and Sven, she’ll set out on a dangerous but remarkable journey.
In “Frozen,” Elsa feared her powers were too much for the world. In “Frozen 2,” she must hope they are enough.
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Patty Holliday is a Marvel loving, Disney obsessed wife, and mother of four. She’s a travel agent specializing in Disney & Universal vacations- and loves a candid confession. Find her in Virginia (or anywhere frequent flyer miles or her trusty minivan takes her.)