Since it hit screens in 2013, Frozen has become one of Disney's most popular and beloved movies. And with its heartwrenching soundtrack, breathtaking scenery, and loveable characters, it's not difficult to understand why.
Given its profound box office success, fans have been left speculating whether we'll see Elsa, Anna, and the gang on our screens again. And finally, 6 years after Frozen's original release, our prayers were answered when the long-awaited follow-up - the imaginatively named Frozen 2 - was announced to be in the works.
The highly anticipated flick and has already received a pretty strong reception. Keep scrolling to find out what all the fuss is about.
When it comes to heartwarming movies, there's one company that rules them all.Disney has given us some absolute classics over the years. If you're feeling down, there's truly nothing better than a good old Disney movie.
And surprisingly, a more recent addition became an instant classic.Frozen came out in 2013 to massive critical and commercial success - and it's not hard to see why.
It gave us some incredibly cute new characters.Olaf, the hapless snowman became an instant fan favorite - but badass sisters Anna and Elsa also had their fair share of praise.
Set in the town of Arendelle, the movie centers on sisters Anna and Elsa.
via: imdbHaunted by the moment her magic nearly killed her younger sister Anna, Elsa lives an isolated life living in complete fear her powers may hurt someone else.
But, having tried to keep her magical (and icy) powers under control since she was a child...
via: imdbIt all comes to a head when, after hearing of her sister's engagement, the emotional strain causes her snow inducing powers to be unleashed in front of the whole town.
Branded a monster by the Duke, Elsa flees to the North Mountain.
via: imdbHere, she builds a palace of ice in which she intends on living a hermit life. But, unbeknown to her, her magic unintentionally curses Arendelle to an eternal winter.
Anna then embarks on a quest to find her sister and save Arendelle.
via: imdbAnd along the way, she meets an array of loveable characters.
Aside from its heartwarming plot, Frozen also had some incredible tunes.Including this Oscar winner. We've all sang it in the shower at least once...
But perhaps the underlying reason for its success?It has to be the incredibly positive and important message the movie sends. It's all about sisterly love, independence, and individuality. What's not to like?
But there's another reason Frozen was so popular.The incredible casting. Idina Menzel absolutely killed it at Elsa, but Kristen Bell's Anna truly captured all of our hearts.
And so, it made sense...That such a popular and acclaimed movie deserved a sequel. And this year, Frozen fans were finally blessed.
There's no doubt that Frozen 2 has become one of the most anticipated flicks of the year.
via: imdbAlthough it's hardly surprising, given the fact that the original was the highest-grossing animated film of all time (until the Lion King reboot came along in August, that is).
On Friday, the day finally came...
via: imdbThe long-awaited sequel finally hit screens, and fans were eager to take to Twitter to share what they made of it.
Frozen 2 is set 3 years after the events of the first movie.
via: imdbAnna, Elsa, Kristoff, Olaf, and Sven leave Arendelle to embark on a quest to find an ancient, autumn-bound forest of an enchanted land.
Here, they hope to find the origin of Elsa's icy powers.
via: imdbKristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Jonathan Groff, and Josh Gad are all back to lend their voices in the sequel, which several critics are branding "darker" than the original.
Since its debut, the movie has solicited some pretty strong responses.
via: imdbThe movie has already exhibited strong commercial success - raking in a staggering $350.2 million at the global box office since its release on Friday.
And its already got the critics talking...
via: imdbThe movie has garnered a significant number of glowing reviews, with many saying its "more ambitious" and "more mature" than its smash-hit predecessor.
And theatergoers have been quick to take to Twitter to air their views too...
No 🧢 Frozen 2 best movie of the year so far.— Luisevillarroel (@Luisevillarroel)1574413347.0