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Frozen 2 – Review

There were songs that gave me goosebumps and moments that made me laugh out loud

★★★★★

There is no denying that I’m late to the party, but today I finally made time to see Frozen 2. It’s not like I haven’t tried – I tried to go over the weekend, but the only seats available in the screen were two that were apart, and I’m not about that.

So, today I went as a nice Monday afternoon treat – got to make use of my cinema card and I’ve been craving cinema popcorn for weeks now.

Prior to going to see the movie, I’d already listened to one of the songs, and I liked it a lot and that’s a good sign if nothing else. Soundtracks can really make or break movies, live action and animation.

I really enjoyed the first Frozen, the story and the soundtrack were just what Disney needed, along with a story line that wasn’t just boy meets girl. It was an empowerment message and a message of sisterhood. What’s not to love. Going into the second one I already had high hopes and let me tell you now, I was not disappointed.

From start to finish I was immersed in the perfect animated fantasy land. There were songs that gave me goosebumps and moments that made me laugh out loud and I almost shed a tear at one point… not that that matters because I cry at everything. The animation was flawless and the story was enticing, I loved every moment of it.

In my opinion it’s miles above the first instalment, everything about it is better, it’s everything I hope for in a sequel and it left me wanting more. While the story has been rounded off nicely, I’m always going to be hoping for another one.

Now please excuse me while I listen to the soundtrack over and over again.

Bohemian Rhapsody

“Fearless lives forever.”

★★★★★

For those of you that have seen Bohemian Rhapsody on the big screen you’ll get it when I say it’s incredible and that it’s an honorable tribute to one of the world’s most recognisable and loved rock stars.

While it was a lot longer than I expected – clocking in at around 2hrs 30mins – it didn’t matter, because sitting there in the dark room staring up at the big screen I found myself not wanting it to end, I wanted it to keep going even though, as we all know, Mercury’s story doesn’t have the happy ending the silver screen usually promises us.

Even though the story was approved by the surviving members of Queen, the biopic has received some criticism for changing events just to add drama, and for some historical inaccuracies. But in my opinion, this doesn’t alter the feeling of being there, the feeling of watching it all begin, the feeling of goosebumps as we listen to the crowd at live aid interact with Rami Malek’s portrayal of Freddie.

I found the insights into Mercy’s home life and the beginning of his career enlightening, there were things I didn’t know about him. For instance, I didn’t know that he was born with four extra incisors and I didn’t know how experimental Queen were in the recording studio at the beginning. From eccentric outfits and hairstyles to that signature moustache we know so well. It was incredible to watch their careers unfold before my eyes, from their humble beginnings to playing in front of and to billions of people around the world at Live Aid.

I just can’t believe I waited so long before going to see it, and if you haven’t already I’d highly recommend it.

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