This morning we got our first look at the long-awaited sequel to Disney’s “Frozen”.
It doesn’t tell us much about the storyline, but “Frozen” fans will be excited to see how close we are to getting “Frozen 2” in theaters. Here is the first trailer for Disney’s “Frozen 2″…
First Trailer for Disney’s “Frozen 2”
The first scene of Elsa alone is very dark. She’s not a home, but we don’t know how distant this shore is from home. Her repeated attempts to use her powers against the ocean show us that there are limits to what she can do.
The questions that we ask are: where is she? how did she get there? and what is she trying to do?
What follows are quick cuts between characters in different situations. Anna on the balcony, Kristoff riding Sven in a herd of reindeer, and then Anna again in a situation similar to Elsa’s as she attempts to jump a large gap in a dark place. That’s followed by Elsa and Olaf surrounded by something that looks like magical fire.
Then we get our only glimpse at new characters. What appears to be a girl and a boy in the wild, where either the wind or an invisible force picks the boy up into the air.
The sequence ends with a long shot of the whole group together, looking off into the distance.
Next we an autumn-colored leaf floating through the title logo.
And then one last shot. It’s Anna, Kristoff, and Elsa on a path in the woods. We’re behind them, and Anna glances back. She sees something, because she grabs Kristoff’s long knife/short sword from his belt, and slashes at the danger.
It’s an ominous way to end the trailer.
Thoughts on the First Trailer for “Frozen 2”
“Frozen” fans are sure to be excited at seeing all their favorite characters back for “Frozen 2”.
There is a lot of Fall imagery here, which seems like the logical season for the sequel of a movie that took place in summer. The autumn season is symbolic of change, death, mystery, and “letting go”. So you can read into that what you will.
The other big thing missing from this trailer: A villain.
Traditionally, every Disney hero has a villain to overcome. “Frozen” had a lot of fun with giving us easy targets to label as good and evil in the beginning, only to flip them around by the end.
Will “Frozen 2” continue to explore this idea that good and evil are not always what they seem? Will there be an actual villain? Will we have to totally revamp our Frozen-themed party ideas?
What did you think of the first trailer for “Frozen 2”? Let us know in the comments!