Frozen + I bet you thought that was gonna be about a boy.
See I think this is exactly why people throw out that hyperbole that Frozen is “the first Disney movie that’s about family” or “the first Disney movie that isn’t about a guy.” Because of course every Disney fan knows that isn’t true. There’s some great Disney movies about family (like Lilo and Stitch for example). But here’s the thing - Frozen is the first movie that continually makes you think that it was going to be about a guy and then just goes HAHA NOPE. And that’s why I think some people jump to say it was the ‘first movie about family’ because it tricked them into thinking it was going to be a completely different movie.
My favorite thing about Frozen is that the plot is literally just two sisters learning to understand each other’s perspective and then a little bit of Disney redefining its message about what kinds of relationships we should strive for.
You must have seen a different “Frozen” as me then. I found it not only not surprising that it wasn’t (entirely) “about a boy” but I also found EVERY TRACE OF ROMANCE in this movie forced and unnecessary. It was predictable that with “true love” sisterly/family love was meant from the start. Because you know…the whole first act…about sisterly love…?
Please don’t compare this movie to Lilo&Stitch. In my eyes in dealing with family/sisterly love& understanding, L&S is a whole league of its own. There, they didn’t need to literally tell you by word everything that was going on. You were able to feel it, just from the characters acting. Frozen was about sisters and being accepted and constantly told you so, through song and dialogue.
I like the movie for what it is (a tad shallow and pretty to look at) but for everything they tried with the plot …NO IT’S NOT OKAY.
Please don’t get me wrong, I don’t hate Frozen. I just don’t cue in with “oh my glob this movie played so well and made heaps of money!!!111-It must be grand, so I must neither critique nor think about it!!!” - They really did well with the advertising, tho.