6 Questions About First 'Frozen' Teaser Trailer That Made Twitter Explode With Comments
Shout out to Disney for making this cold winter a little brighter! The long-awaited ‘Frozen 2’ trailer was dropped this Wednesday, which left Twitter users buzzing with questions. The actual plot of the sequel remains a mystery but from what we've seen, it looks pretty dark. Tweets came rushing in about the dramatic change of tone from the first film compared to the sequel.
1. WHAT'S IT GOING TO BE ABOUT?
The general impression from the teaser left many users thinking the sequel will be much more serious compared to the first movie. Especially with a such an intense opening scene of Elsa's battle, leaving us with a cliffhanger as to what happened to her when she was submerged into the dark waters. It sounds like there's going to be a dramatic change - from innocently building snowmans, to conquering more serious issues - with the plot.
The announcement spurred lots of talks and all the attention is now on 'Frozen 2'. The two-minute teaser reveals that our favorite squad - Anna, Elsa, Olaf, Kristoff, and Sven - are embarking on yet another ice-bound adventure. The story will more than likely focus on the journey and growth of all the characters, with yet another problem that will be tackled thanks to their teamwork.
2. ELSA'S BATTLE: WHAT'S HAPPENING?
We can see Elsa standing on the shore, battling with raging waters, using her freeze powers to escape. It's unclear what the princess is running towards (or from). Some are speculating that the scene is related to Anna and Elsa's deceased parents - maybe, they're trying to resolve the mystery of what really happened that night.
3. WHERE IS KRISTOFF RUSHING OFF TO?
Kristoff is riding away - seemingly in a rush to some unknown location - in a herd of reindeer. His expression looks pretty serious and determined, so obviously something urgent is happening. Maybe, he's time-pressed and rushing off to save either of the princess' from distress or danger. The herd of reindeer might also hint at an introduction for some new friends for his beloved reindeer, Sven.
4. IS ANNA OKAY? WHO ARE THE NEW GUYS?
Anna is shown looking pretty sad, clutching a book - or photo album - to her chest. Assumptions are made that the scene is related to her wedding planning with Kristoff and maybe she's taken a walk down memory lane, revisiting past memories with her deceased parents.
The trailer finishes off with Anna swinging Kristoff’s sword - possibly hinting at a character development which will show a more brave and fearless Anna - and a short-snippet of two new characters. Based on the trailer, it sounds like the sequel is going to be packed with action.
5. WHEN'S THE RELEASE DATE?
The release was originally planned for November 27, until Disney moved it to November 22. The wait’s been long enough - filming for the sequel began back in September 2017, leaving fans of the icy animation pretty impatient. Kristen Bell, the voice of Anna, commented on the reason behind the wait,
"The story is great... It took them a while because they wanted to figure out what story they needed to tell and what would be important and engaging and I think they found it."
She also assured everybody that the wait was worthwhile. The actress teased that it won't be a typical sequel, rather it will be 'a story that needs to be told.’
‘Frozen 2’ will also focus on the continuation and evolution that some of our favorite characters - especially Elsa - are undergoing through some dramatic changes. Co-director Chris Buck told Fandango that the ice queen will be facing the biggest challenge in the upcoming sequel:
"[In Frozen] she had such a dramatic journey, and at the end she's just starting to feel like she can open up and have some fun again. That's what was really good about the short [2015's Frozen Fever] – we could have fun with Elsa. And that personality... you will see in the next one."
6. CREW MEMBERS: WHO'S STAYING AND WHO'S JOINING?
Yes, all the original crew members are rejoining! Bell confirmed that Idina Menzel, Jonathan Groff, and Josh Gad are all coming back together. Even though it hasn’t been officially confirmed, some rumors have been circling that Evan Rachel Wood, known for his role in the popular TV show ‘Westworld’ and Sterling K. Brown from ‘This is Us’ and ‘Black Panther’ - have also been linked with the production.
BRACE YOURSELVES: 'FROZEN' DRAMATICALLY LIGHTENED PARENTS' WALLETS
The first movie was a massive success, and soon became everybody’s favorite Disney film. ‘Frozen’ dominated the box office, earning $1.2 billion worldwide and becoming the fifth-highest-grossing film of all time, and the highest-grossing animation yet. And that’s not all. The animation was the recipient of multiple awards, including an Oscar for ‘Best Animated Feature Film’, a Golden Globe, and a Bafta.
And how can we forget the iconic ‘Let It Go’ anthem - which also won an Oscar and gained over 940 million views on Youtube? The soundtrack to the movie had a whole other success story behind it. The album garnered over a million sales, with seven million Spotify streams, and hundreds of millions of Youtube views.
WHAT MADE IT THE MOST BELOVED DISNEY MOVIE?
So, what is it about the film that completely ‘froze’ over the rest of the Disney movies? The answer lies much deeper than super-realistic CGI and catchy music. The reason for Frozen’s massive success lies behind psychology and a hidden message of liberation. Let’s start with Elsa - she’s not your typical Disney princess. The princess was far from perfect and had many flaws. Her imperfections caused a variety of problems, both big and small. From unintentionally harming her sister to cursing her kingdom by mistake, Elsa was real. This realness is what resonated with viewers. People interpreted her struggle in their own unique way and felt like they could relate it to their own story.
A MESSAGE OF LOVE AND HOPE
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The liberal outlook of the story could’ve also played a factor in its success. From involving powerful, lead female heroes, to promoting self-acceptance (through Elsa when she begins to love herself, despite her setbacks), and representing a positive outlook on same-sex parenting, the film delivers a message of positivity, love, and hope for a good future.
And a little bit of hope is something that we all need in our lives. What do you think about the upcoming sequel? Will it be just as big of a hit, or will it fall short? Does the movie really contain a deep, hidden message, or do people love Frozen for its fun characters and storyline? Comment below!