I can clearly remember when Frozen, the Disney movie, came out. I remember seeing ads with a silly snowman and reindeer, and wrote it off as just another kids’ movie. It wasn’t until New Years Eve, when a friend told me Idina Menzel is the voice of Elsa, that I look another look. I thought she just had a song on the soundtrack; I didn’t know she IS Elsa!
I have been a huge fan of Idina since hearing her on the Wicked Broadway soundtrack in 2003, and have been following her projects ever since. I was a little embarrassed that I did not know about the huge part she had, but no matter, I went to see Frozen the next day on New Years day with my friend, Jason.
I, of course, loved it! Frozen was not the Disney movies I grew up with (and was not a fan of). This was about family love. This was about powerful women that didn’t just live happily ever after with their prince (or give up their voice to be with him).
Since the first movie, I have followed Frozen closely and even saw the musical on Broadway a few years ago. So, I knew I would have see Frozen 2 right when it came out!
Well, I saw it the night before it came out with my friend, Emily. I was blown away! The characters were more developed, the story was deeper, and the animation was superb! I also saw it a week later with my niblings. It was so cool to talk about the movie after with them, and hear their favorite parts!
I’m so excited this movie exists in the world for niblings. There are so many great lessons, beyond superficial, that kids and adults can take from it.
One of the hardest, and most important scenes/song, in my option, is The Next Right Thing. This is sung by Anna after Olaf disappears/dies and it’s assumed that Elsa is in trouble, if not dead.
This is a song that explores depression, grief, loss. The filmmakers were not afraid to live in that moment and show the pain and struggle Anna was experiencing.
One of my favorite parts of the song:
This grief has a gravity
It pulls me down
But a tiny voice whispers in my mind
You are lost, hope is gone
But you must go on
And do the next right thing
This is a helpful mantra I will definitely add to my healthy tool kit when I’m in a low place.
I highly recommend seeing Frozen 2, and listening to this song.
Have you seen Frozen 2 yet? What lessons did you take from it?