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I just read Micky-the-slanted-salerno's blog about bitLanders' Film Series to support women empowerment and since I saw Frozen in the list, I thought I should give it a shot. I had watched it a couple of times before because of my niece who was still three years old at that time and was a super fan of the movie. Not to mention of course that she had memorized the "Let It Go" song by Queen Snow, Elsa.
Without further ado, let me share my own thoughts about this movie and how I consider it as a Disney Princess Movie which doesn't really require a prince to fully reveal the moral of the story.
Disney's princess collection had been added not just one but two at the same time when the sister princesses Anna and Elsa were introduced to the world. In 2013, Walt Disney Pictures released an American 3D computer-animated musical fantasy film produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios. And the Disney world of princesses was never the same.
The story was inspired by Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tale "The Snow Queen". And thousands of blogs all over the internet had posted the storyline which goes like the following:
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Elsa and Anna were best sisters when they were young until Elsa who possesses a special power of creating ice and snow, accidentally hit Anna while playing. Anna was brought to a group of trolls to heal her, she was healed but her memories of Anna's power were deleted, they were then separated, isolated from each other by their parents and eventually, a gap was created between the sisters.
Until Elsa's 21st birthday when she's about to be crowned Queen of Arendelle, the palace opened its gates to the entire world and that day was Anna's first ever time to see the outside world, she was excited and even pumped up with love when she met Prince Hans whom she fell in love with at first sight! Her eagerness to be with Prince Hans was what triggered Elsa to show her power but was accused of being a sorcerer. Because of her inability to control her power, she had placed the Kingdom of Arendelle to an eternal winter.
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Then Anna's adventure started when she went to rescue her sister who ran to the mountains and created her own ice castle. This was then that Anna met Olaf and Kristoff who joined her in this gigantic venture only to find Elsa freezing Anna's heart.
Kristoff brought Anna to the group of troll who advised only "an act of true love" can reverse the spell. With a broken heart, he then brought Anna to Prince Hans thinking he can reverse it because of love but the latter had instead locked up Anna to die.
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When Elsa learned from Prince Hans that Anna is dead because of her magic, she got depressed and had a meltdown. Prince Hans then tried to kill her but Anna was able to come to her rescue but also froze in hard rock ice. Elsa hugged her, cried out of desperation which was actually considered as "an act of true love". This returned her sister, Anna back to life and even the Kingdom of Arendelle back to its state.
Moral Lessons of the Movie
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What we all love about Disney animated movies are the moral stories behind each film. Frozen wasn't exempted of this and it has its own moral stories.
For this, I asked my niece's reaction and her personal take in what the moral lesson of the movie. Now that she's already ten years old, seven years after that hit if she can recall the movie which she still does, she mentioned about how to always love your sister or siblings no matter what the circumstances are just like how Anna had continued to seek after her only sister Elsa even if it will cause her pain and even death.
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That's all she could share though. For me, it was also important to note that having friends with us who truly cares is what life is all about, to ask forgiveness and to make up for our mistakes is also a moral lesson.
Finally being real and true will possibly turn off other people around you but the ones who truly love you will stay. They are who matters at the end of the day.
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In my own perspective, Frozen's focus was mainly on the kids, the teenagers most especially the girls. Although adults, grown-ups, and parents had their fair share of "aw" moments because of how the movie and its songs were just produced, it is very evident that it is just the same as the other Disney Princess movies but they aren't that very exemplary to be remembered as an iconic movie.
True enough, it has earned a lot of awards, I highly love the colors, the renditions, the animation, the songs, and musicality. It even won two Academy Awards for Best Animated Feature and Best Original Song ("Let It Go").
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I applaud Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez, the song composers for such an amazing job with the lyrics and even the animators for giving the audience songs to remember even up to this point that even in Broadway, the Frozen hits continue to be played.
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And because it has song melodies which are incredibly good, I felt like it was missing on the parts of how we remember character lines. Like how the old Disney movies were, let me point the Lion King as an example. Lines like:
"Hakuna Matata - Timon"
“Oh yes, the past can hurt. But from the way I see it, you can either run from it or learn from it.” – Rafiki
"It’s the circle of life, and it moves us all through despair and hope, through faith and love." - Rafiki
To be fair, I have my own share of a memorable line from Frozen too. The only thing that struck me though was:
"Some people are worth melting for." - Olaf
But overall, I enjoyed the movie's music, the songs, and the illustrations. The characters are also to love for most especially Anna. Yes, I am more of Anna than Elsa because Anna has her own way of being just plain happy and content, plus she has a tendency of falling in love so easily.
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About the author:
Jean Beltran-Figues is a photography enthusiast.
A traveler who wants to promote her beloved country, the Philippines.