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|Original title:||Frozen II|
|Genre:||Animation, Children's Movie, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy|
|Direction:||Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee|
|Production country:||USA 2019|
|Running time:||Approx. 103 min.|
|Rated:||From 0 years|
After a somewhat bumpy beginning, Elsa has meanwhile gotten used to being the Queen of Arendelle. Her sister Anna and her boyfriend Kristoff still cuddle violently together, snowman Olaf and reindeer Sven are now best friends. Yes, one can safely say that life in Arendelle couldn't be more beautiful. But again and again a mysterious song resounds from a distance, which only Elsa seems to hear. She senses that she must follow this mysterious call. Because she is sure that she will finally learn more about her powers and her destiny. Of course Anna, Kristoff, Sven and Olaf won't let her go alone. The journey takes them to the magical cloud forest, where an adventure awaits Elsa and Anna that goes far beyond their imagination and is closely connected to the sisters' past…
There is hardly any other children's film that has made such a lasting impression on girls in recent years as Disney's "The Ice Queen". The free adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tale earned over 1.2 billion dollars at box offices worldwide and washed a veritable flood of merchandising items into children's rooms all over the world. At carnival you can see little Elsas everywhere for years and there are probably hardly any parents who can sing along the lyrics of "Let it go" in at least one language. Although some years have passed, the popularity of the film seems to be unbroken. So we can rightly assume that "Die Eiskoenigin 2" will be a mega blockbuster again - and perhaps even replace the first part as the most successful animated film of all time.
After the huge success, it was to be feared that the makers would play it safe and simply present an infusion of the first part. But fortunately this fear has not been confirmed. "The Ice Queen 2" tells a completely new story, which builds very well on the events of part 1. Therefore you should definitely see it before going to the cinema. At the end the movie closes the story about Elsa and her magical powers perfectly, but leaves enough space for possible further parts - even if these are allegedly not planned yet.
The sequel again offers some very catchy songs and a lot of humour, but is also a bit darker overall and especially in the last act much sadder than the previous one. Even if - to reassure all the children - everything will be fine in the end of course, there are at least two scenes in which many a tear will be shed even with adults. The story itself is a little bit more complex than the one of the first movie. And since very small viewers could be a little frightened by the exciting adventure film at some points, a visit to the cinema is advisable only from 6 years on - despite the release from 0 years on -
"Die Eiskoenigin 2" is a princess fairy tale, but also a great adventure film. There are stone giants, a magical enchanted forest, a horse of water and ice, and a very touching resolution of the mystery surrounding the mysterious voice. Songs like "Wo noch noch kein war", "Zeige Dich" or the very beautiful "Es kommt zu Dir", which their mother Elsa and Anna used to sing when the sisters were little, immediately catch your ear. And for adult viewers who grew up in the 80s, Kristoff's power ballad "Verlassen im Wald" is a real highlight that will put a big grin on their faces. This brings back memories of hits like "Glory of Love" by Peter Cetera - reindeer choir included!
Not to forget Hape Kerkeling, who is almost single-handedly responsible for the fact that the film is almost better in the German version than in the English original - and that is really a rarity. But his Olaf is simply much better than Josh Gad, who lends his voice to the snowman in the original. All in all, "The Ice Queen 2" is therefore a more than successful sequel, which gives the story about Elsa's magical powers a very nice ending. Not only for girls, but for all children from 7 years of age and also for adult fans of great animation adventures absolutely worth seeing!
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