Frozen II Is a Fjord Fiasco

Elsa (Idinia Menzel), Anna (Kristen Bell), and Kristoff (Jonathan Groff) in Frozen II (Disney)
Disney typically contents itself with selling a sort of mushy be-nice liberalism, but Frozen II may presage a turn to storylines that celebrate extremism.

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE S ince Frozen was a nearly perfect Disney feature, Frozen II brings with it the expectation of magic. Magic is really hard to pull off, though, and this time the sparkle is gone. In Frozen II, the story is strange, the jokes are terrible, the romance is nonexistent, and the songs are clunkers. Fairy tales that end in the happily-ever-after don’t lend themselves to sequels, and this movie shouldn’t have been made. The good news for Disney, I guess, is that someday people will forget it ever was.

The movie begins like a sleepy Saturday in bed, torpid and creaky and lacking

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