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Frozen Melted My Heart: The Remix

OK, now that people have read my blog that is spoiler free, I’ll add my additional thoughts on the cinematic adventure that is Frozen.

SPOILERS AHEAD!

  • Did other Frozen viewers understand that Kristoff was an orphan from the opening song? I didn’t catch that and I’m pretty quick when it comes to movies. Yeah, I know, little kiddos (for whom this film was made…) won’t care about this, but as an adult, I was a bit flummoxed by this reveal halfway through the movie.
  • So Elsa… I get it, she can shoot ice from her fingertips, but the movie never really explained why or who this happened. I mean, it’s super cool (pun intended!) that she can do this and her ice palace is SA-WEET, but how did she acquire these powers? Why does she have them and not Anna? I feel like this raises so many questions and leaves so few answers. *sigh*
  • Does it bother anyone else that the movie’s entire plot could have been avoided if Elsa and Anna’s parents had just let the two of them continue to play together? I mean, the “cure” to Elsa’s ice powers is love, right? Elsa and Anna loved each other; they were best friends! I think she was a smart enough kid that she would have caught on pretty quickly how this whole ice power stuff worked if she had been allowed to be with the one person she loved so much – her sister! So, if she were able to be free and feel that love, she would have A) been much happier and B) been able to control her powers. Couldn’t the trolls her clued her parents in on this?

Now, these “flaws” don’t diminish my appreciation for this movie, but they do beg some thought, right?

Also, I just have to get this out there… I called it (“it” being that Hans was a two-faced son of a jackal). I knew that Hans was a no good scoundrel as soon as he started his duet with Anna. I know, I know, I have no proof that I knew this that early, but trust me on this one, I just knew. NO Disney protagonist is able to find true love that quickly and that easily. With Disney, there has to be an obstacle!

  • Beast was a, well, Beast.
  • Aladdin was a street rat.
  • Simba was (supposably) a killer.
  • Eric had legs.
  • John was white.
  • Snow White was a bit dead.
  • Aurora was sleepy/cursed (same thing, right?).

Seriously, this list goes on and on and on. In a Disney movie, there MUST be an obstacle to love. If you didn’t smell a rat when you saw Hans in Frozen, well, good for you… you aren’t a cynic.


Frozen Melted My Heart

Allow me to gush for a moment as “Frozen” may be one of the cutest films I have seen in all of 2013. It’s up there with non-2013 films such as “Tangled” and “Brave.” It’s a delight!

OK, gush-fest over. Now down to business.

“Frozen” … Was it predictable? Yes. Was that OK? Yes. With all the bad in the world today, it is nice every once in a while to sit and enjoy a movie that is cheesy and cliche and just plain fun! It’s also got some great little life lessons – yes, I’m serious. And (don’t worry, I’m not going to give away the ending or anything) but it does have a delightful twist at the end that made me smile and think “ah, way to go Disney.”

The short at the beginning was entertaining, though you instantly forget about it once the movie actually starts and you are transported to another place.

Yes, there are flaws in the storyline and yes, there were pieces to the story that I wish they would have connected in a more complete fashion. BUUUUUUUT, the characters are perfect and lovable and the music is catchy (seriously, I have seen the movie once and one of the tunes is still dancing through my head) and smile-worthy.

It’s a family must-see in my oh-so-humble opinion. If you don’t like it, your heart may or may not be made of stone, just sayin’.


Tale as old as time…

Song as old as rhyme, only this time, Beauty was the Beast.

Check out this artists renditions of Disney Classics to Twisted Princess.

It’s things like this that make me desperately wish I could do ANYTHING artistic. Yes, the images are a bit disturbing, but brilliant in their darkness – desperate in their haunting.

Enjoy!


Pretty Pretty Princess

I have discovered, via stumbling within the hollowed halls of Pinterest, the coolest Disney princess art site ever… Peruse and enjoy! Then come back and read the rest of my blog…

First of all, kudos to the artists who created these pieces. I’m not that skilled, nor that creative. I appreciate good art work.

Second, thanks for taking a generation’s beloved characters and turning them into a new kind of art. Though I don’t agree with all of the renditions, it was a ton of fun to flip through these (keep in mind that there is new art on this page constantly!).

Blogs about my thoughts on Disney are in the works as I type. I write a 30-page paper in college about the subject and was told I should have it published in a journal. Now, I don’t know about all that, but I think some of my thoughts are legit, so I have been working on fleshing out more of those ideas and will share pieces of it soon.