‘Frozen 2’ first reactions: Darker, catchier, and with cuter critters

With fans and critics flooding out of the first screenings of Frozen 2, their initial takes on the highly anticipated Disney sequel suggest a slightly grittier story that delves into Elsa’s past but doesn’t quite outshine its older sister. First, the bad: Expecting a sequel to live up to the original is a fool’s game, and few people in the know suggest you do so. A couple of people suggest there’s a little too much focus on Kristoff, Sven, and Olaf and not enough on the central sisters Elsa and Anna. The YMMV: Word is it’s a little darker than the original, and there’s some solid weepy energy too. Movie criers and big sisters be warned. Also, Weezer, apparently? Read …