They expand on the world established in a previous film, they give our beloved characters more development and conflict, and can shock us with plot twists or character deaths.
"Empire Strikes Back", "The Dark Knight", "The Godfather II", and many other second chapters have the potential to wow audiences and make them crave a final third chapter.
Everyone knows how popular "Frozen" was this past year, right?
It provided interesting and funny characters, emotional depth, prominent family issues, and the breaking of gender roles in fantasy genres. This totally warrants a sequel, yes?
Well, we're getting one in the form of several chapter-book series.
I'm already hearing the groans and sighs from children and movie fans who are saying "Crap, now I have to read? Oh the humanity!"
Disney has enlisted the help of Random House in order to publish two books titled "Anna & Elsa #1: All Hail the Queen" and its follow-up story, "Anna & Elsa #2: Memory and Magic". According to reports, both of these stories will focus on the events following "Frozen" and will elaborate upon Elsa's presence as the queen and her relationship with Anna as fully functional sisters.
This concept is one of the reasons why I am slightly disappointed that Disney is refraining from making a movie sequel just yet. While they had only some screen time together, Anna (Kristen Bell) and Elsa (Idina Menzel) had great chemistry in their character reactions, their jokes, and their dramatic moments. Seeing them as functional adult siblings would be one of the best on-screen duets since Murtaugh and Riggs in "Lethal Weapon". (Side note: Anna and Elsa would make an excellent buddy-cop movie).
Similar to the books released after "Return of the Jedi", it allows different people to express their creativity and expand the characters without limitations.
It's also incentive to get people to read.
This says a lot about society if we require movies to give us incentive to read.
"Anna & Elsa #1: All Hail the Queen" and "Anna & Elsa #2: Memory and Magic" will hit stores on January 6, 2015.
By: Matthew Romeo
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