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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.