Six years ago, Frozen. the ice kingdom became a tribute to feminism and the sisterly love between Elsa and Anna

Well, Disney are back, and the pitch is even tougher! Now, we’re expected to discover who we are; to face obstacles, disregard what others say, to face our fears, to go in search of the answers, to get to the very origin of everything, and to be truly happy. And we have to do this through visual beauty: from leaves dancing in the wind, to a sea that comes alive; Mother Nature in all its glory!

Elsa

This is an introspective movie in that, Frozen II is a journey inside, straight to the heart of those who don’t settle for second best, the ones who won’t take it lying down, the ambitious, those who seek to progress, to improve, to evolve. This is a highway out of your comfort zone. A wake up from directors Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee, who are constantly playing around  with the most precious of all emotions; love, friendship, happiness, while embracing comedy in the shape of reindeer Sven and Olaf; the funny and ‘dismembered’ snowman we laugh with, and who gives us some food for thought; the passage of time. We may not be able to stop the clock, but we can learn to take full advantage of its endless march.

This film teaches us the value of human contact in a hug and the importance of supporting someone in their goals

But the film Frozen II is also a tribute to unity, to the family, to teamwork. In a world where the individual feels ever more alone, this film teaches us the value of human contact in a hug and the importance of supporting someone in their goals. With help from the theme song, Into the Unknown, we are explained how the unknown is inevitably scary, and that, although we are all independent beings (who the hell needs the boyfriend, or husband for Else that many offscreen call for), it’s important to have someone there to accompany you as you tread this path of life.

Box office record

Frozen II has already become the largest box-office success for an animated film in its opening weekend, with over €318 million, and ranks number 1 worldwide. In Spain it has raised over €5 million, twice that of its predecessor, which won two Oscars, for Best Animated Feature and Best Song, for the song known worldwide, Let it go.


Bárbara Padilla: Collaborator in the Series section of La Vanguardia. News editor and presenter on RAC1. Barcelona-based journalist since 2007. An amateur movie buff since she was old enough to know right from wrong and of series since the Netflix boom.