In addition to "Into the Unknown" there's Olaf's witty "When I Am Older", about how the world looks so unusual and freakish to a child (and how it makes no sense to adults either) and Anna's melancholy "The Next Right Thing", which she sings to motivate her to keep going at the story's darkest point.
Six years ago, Frozen became the highest-grossing animated film of all time upon its release. At times, Frozen II nearly felt like an extended bonus featurette that could have gone with the Blu-ray edition of the first film. But it's still limited by the burden of expectations. In the song, Queen Elsa of Arendelle (Menzel) speaks to a mysterious voice she hears calling her from the forests north of her home.
The game was launched on November 14th, allowing players to join Elsa, Anna, Olaf and Kristoff in a new storyline that looks at the history of the royal sisters.
What works most in this film's favor is that it doesn't present itself as a direct copy of the original. The sequel's mysteries are all extremely obvious and unsatisfying; even little kids will figure out most of the forest's secrets before Anna and Elsa do. Now at least, Anna and Elsa act like sisters, instead of lip service being paid to their relationship.
Inveterate scene-stealer Olaf hysterically recaps the first film in the sequel's crowd-pleasing showpiece and finds a ideal match for his gosh-darn cuteness in a blue salamander sidekick. But the similarities are...unexpected, if not straight-up unwelcome. Of course, fans were pretty excited about these new songs. Although no longer forced to hide her powers from the world, she still tends to isolate herself and fight most of her battles alone. It's one of many pop-culture in-jokes that toe the line between being too referential and just slyly amusing enough. And Olaf is still soaking in that warm sun. The first Frozen hit reached No. 5 on the US Billboard Hot 100 in 2014. Less continues to be more with Olaf, which means his screen time is an aggressive albatross hanging around the rest of the film.
Empire magazine's Ben Travis also awarded four stars, saying the sequel "goes bigger, bolder, and more epic".
The truest improvement between films comes not in its story, but in its striking presentation. They obviously don't remain the same, but Progress is much smaller.
I won't lie, I read reviews from the United States before heading to the first Irish screening of the film, I saw journalists giving the movie glowing reviews and I became nervous that I was in for a letdown.
Where Frozen II does surpass its predecessor is in the jaw-dropping animation - one moment involving water drawn from a plank of wood is near-photoreal.
But that's what makes Frozen II so good. One massively misguided try at an ironic parody of '80s smooth rock energy ballads falls flat as pastiche, and when taken at face worth.
This item was not a factual recounting of real-life events and this is not a genuine tweet from Disney's Twitter account. Though Frozen II attempts to find a fresh angle to the themes of sisterhood and empowerment that gave the original its stirring emotional heft, the film is ultimately another sequel that simply reiterates ideas it articulated better before. Lyricist Vivek Velmurugan is responsible for the Frozen II dialogues and lyrics in Tamil.