'Frozen 2' Receives Mixed Reviews
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Movie critics are divided as they give their thoughts on the second installment of the Anna and Elsa tale with one critic finding the theme songs lacking.

AceShowbiz - "Frozen II" has divided critics ahead of its release, with one reviewer labelling it "entirely unnecessary," while another praised it as "hitting all the right notes."

The sequel to the 2013 animated movie reunites the voices of Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Jonathan Groff, and Josh Gad, and has been eagerly awaited by Disney worldwide.

However, ahead of the film's November 22 release date, early reviews have started trickling in - with the general reception almost entirely divided.

One less than complimentary review came from Vanity Fair's Richard Lawson, who stated that Disney was suffering from "a dire case of cynical sequelitis," adding, "From my sorry adult view, this sequel is entirely unnecessary, except in its duty to serve the needs of capital."

Indeed, Disney officials are sure to be thrilled with predictions of how the film will fare at the box office, following reports that the first day pre-sales for the sequel have broken records - with experts predicting a $125 million opening weekend in North America alone later this month.

Lawson added that there were no songs that could rival the first film's anthemic "Let It Go", commenting, "Not a half-hour after seeing the movie, I couldn't call up a single melody."

However, The Daily Telegraph's Robbie Collin was more impressed with the studio's latest animated offering, and cited "Into The Unknown" as the catchiest tune from the soundtrack, adding, "I sung it to myself for the entire train journey home, fell asleep singing it, woke up singing it, and am in fact still singing it right now, while typing this."

Collin also praised "Frozen 2" for having an "air of freshness" about it, as a whole.

The Times, The Guardian and Screen Rant all gave the film a frosty response, while the London Evening Standard's critic Charlotte O' Sullivan was captivated by the combination of "Broadway razzmatazz" with a "quiet weirdness."

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