I watched frozen for like the 3rd time. This movie keeps growing on me, every time I see it I like it more. First time I saw it I was like “excellent animation (Disney, duh), awesome character losing awesomeness as the movie progresses (Elsa), an overall mediocre script”.
But, after watching it for the 3rd time, I ended up loving it (forgive me Father for I have sinned).
I mean, you have 2 well written main characters. You have Anna, who is an ordinary girl (appearances aside, bear with me I’ll get to that later), sweet and compassionate and awkward, with a great capacity for love; and at the same time is quite independent, stubborn and can hold her own battles.
Then you have Elsa, a quite complex character as far as Disney goes. She has been treated poorly by her parents, was a prisoner in her own house, in her own mind because of her special powers (put needs here and it could be a real story drawn for the 40s) so that her parents could protect themselves, their other daughter and their position in society (no one must ever know). That fact made her close herself off, afraid of everyone and everything, not able to accept herself for who she was and fear and anxiety where eating her from inside out. Still, she is a very strong character, independent and wilful, with a deep capacity for emotions who became a monarch (and was quite good at it) and was able to rule in peace and justice in spite of all the things that happened to her. I mean, we have some good character development here.
Not only that, but the movie is riddled with modern messages about the nature of women’s position in society. Disney here is changing its previous standards about love and women. It’s more centred around the emotions between two sisters, its main characters are both independent women who don’t need any man to save them e.t.c. We have to give the creators some credit for those elements.
Oh! Did I mention that this is the first Disney movie both written and directed by a woman? Kudos to Jennifer Lee!!