Chris’s review published on Letterboxd:
Frozen II is yet another belated sequel that struggles to justify its existence. It has some positives as the animation is beautiful, the songs are catchy and I will give it props that it builds on the world that was previously established.
However, the narrative structure is messy and so much of the storytelling involves bland fantasy rigmarole that gets tiresome quickly. Elsa is the only character to get any development as everyone else is reduced to one trait only with nothing beyond that (Anna is supportive, Kristoff wants to propose but is always interrupted, Olaf is annoying comic relief, etc.) and the new additions barely leave an impression. Furthermore, I don't think it successfully melds the darker themes it's trying to tackle with the goofiness and odd meta humour that often feels crammed in. It ends up falling flat in both departments.