After the premiere in Los Angeles on Thursday evening, Anna and Elsa's second film project seems to be a great success.
Critics, stars and film fans were shown in social media following the sequel at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood. The reactions ranged from reluctantly polite to absolutely adoring.
Here is a selection of first impressions.
Selena Gomez, who brought her 6-year-old sister to the premiere on Thursday, to put it simply: "Frozen 2 was incredible !!!" The pop star wrote on Instagram.
Atom ticket film author Alisha Grauso wrote on Twitter that she had cried "at least thrice" to say "the sequel" was breathtakingly beautiful, relying on her characters' abilities … From the story to the last thread in Elsa's dress shows how careful and loving it is. And good news, every Elsa team gets at least one solo this time.
The Disney Princesses this time took on larger themes, tweeted the film critic Clayton Davis, noting that the sequel "sincerely acknowledged that their fan base has grown over the past 6 years and turned them into one changing world to learn new things. Songs are It was something I REALLY needed.
Author / director Ben Mekler tweeted that "Frozen 2" is the rare sequel that surpasses the original.
"The Scope is twice as stunning, the action twice as exciting … the songs doubly catchy … I did not think I needed a sequel to FROZEN, but it turned out that I was very, very wrong
Angie J. Han, mashable entertainment editor, wrote on Twitter that despite apparent demand at the box office for a "Frozen 2," the resulting film "offers a lot to love here: stunning fantasy Sequences, beautiful moments for your favorites, MANY new songs (including) of the catchy tune "Into the Unknown" and an unbearably sweet new beast. "
Business Insider Entertainment reporter Jason Guerrasio named " Frozen 2 " a worthy sequel with an inspiring story.
"Elsa rides a water horse and it's breathtaking The song" Into the Unknown "is designed to make" Let It Go "-like addictive (sorry parents) – and there's even an 80s ballad … sung by Weezer in the credits! Get ready !!!
The self-described Disney fan Sky Shuler agreed that the sequel surpasses the original.
"I can not believe I say that, but FROZEN 2 is better than its predecessor. Darker, more mature, but still an excellent movie for families, the songs believe it or not are catchier, so beware, SEE THIS FILM! # Frozen2
But not everyone was overjoyed.
Film critic Scott Menzel tweeted that the sequel had lost "some of the magic of the original," but noted that the new "soundtrack is surprisingly superior." He added that "Kristoff, Sven & Olaf are outstanding, although the screenplay lets Anna & Elsa out in the cold, it's a decent sequel, but definitely a decline from the first one. "
" Frozen 2 "will be released in theaters on November 22nd.