Hollywood may always have had a ferocious appetite for sequels, but one genre, the musical, has surprisingly been left relatively untouched. It’s rare that a sequel to a film like Disney’s “Frozen” has been made and released in theaters. With “Frozen 2” now joining those exclusive ranks, here’s a look at the good, the bad and the O.K. of selected movie musical sequels.
‘Frozen 2’ (2019)
“Frozen 2” was bound to lack the lightning-in-a-bottle quality of its predecessor, but it does what all good sequels should. It gives us more of the characters we love, an equally worthy roster of songs and enough fresh storytelling to avoid moving the franchise into too-familiar territory.
Best Song: “Show Yourself”
This song doesn’t pull off the impossible task of being another “Let It Go,” but who cares? It’s another thunderous Idina Menzel showstopper about self-discovery and empowerment that earns all the goose bumps it gives you.
Worst Song: “The Next Right Thing”
None of the seven new songs in “Frozen 2” are bad. But if we had to designate one as the worst, it would be “The Next Right Thing” because it’s something of a momentum and mood killer,