‘Frozen 2’: Kristen Bell Had ‘One Critique’ About the Original Movie, But the Sequel Fixed That
Fans have been anxiously awaiting the Frozen sequel for six long years. And now Disney has their work cut out for them, because for every passing day that the highly anticipated follow up doesn’t arrive, fans keep getting more hyped up over it.
The original film brought in a whopping $1.2 billion at the box office and won two Oscars. Even if you’ve never watched the movie, you’ve probably heard the hit song, “Let It Go.”
Now there’s a sequel scheduled for release and they can’t hold it back anymore. Finally, Frozen II is hitting theatres in November 2019, and the previews are already making people go wild.
One thing most everyone agrees on? This movie is going to be epic. And it will even remedy a problem that Kristen Belle (Anna) had with the original film.
‘Frozen’ was unique from so many other Disney movies
Part of the reason for Frozen’s success — besides the catchy soundtrack — was that it was a different sort of movie from previous Disney classics. Sure, there was a damsel in distress, dead parents, and an overly rushed relationship. But instead of Anna getting saved by a man’s kiss, she gets betrayed by the prince she thought she loved. The act of love that saves her life comes courtesy of her sister, Elsa.
Parents appreciated the message that you can’t marry a man you just met and that sibling bonds are so important. But even though Frozen made important strides in modern movie storytelling, one important thing was missing, says Kristen Bell.
Kristen Bell says we need to hear Kristoff sing
Even though Princess Anna falls in love with Prince Hans, it turns out that local ice delivery man and reclusive adopted troll son Kristoff is the true love of Anna’s life. And even though Jonathan Groff, the voice of Kristoff, only performs one short song (the 40-second “Reindeers Are Better Than People”) in the original movie, Kristen Bell says that his voice is amazing. She claims the producers really screwed up when they left him out.
“You are going to get to see Jonathan Groff sing! Really sing! Finally!” Bell said in an interview. “That was my one critique [of the first movie]. We didn’t get enough Jonathan Groff singing, and to me, he has one of the best singing voices I’ve ever heard. I would listen to him singing the alphabet forever, and he really gets his dessert in this movie.”
Apparently, the pair in charge of the music for Frozen noticed their mistake too late. They composed a song for Groff to sing in the credits, but it ultimately got cut from the final version.
The soundtrack is almost as important as the movie
If Frozen taught us anything, it’s that Disney fans are ready for more complex storylines. But they’re not willing to sacrifice musical quality one bit.
Disney movies are well-known for their musical appeal, and Frozen is no exception. Now that we know Jonathan Groff will sing in the sequel, plus all the other talented actors from the first film, we are all looking forward to the movie even more.