2 animals, 1 vegetable, 1 alcohol. balanced meal.
i’m about 2 articles away from being overwhelmed, crying uncontrollably and curling into a ball in my bed.
"i don’t think there was ONE negative message in that movie" my roommate said right as we stepped out of the movie.
we watched frozen last night and it was refreshingly childish but extremely mature when it came to the messages. it felt really good to have some good, clean fun, with no hidden ‘dirty’ jokes, no maliciousness and little darkness.
the stuff i’ve been watching lately has been so dark, so it’s really great to watch a movie with so many positive messages. my favourite thing about the movie is that the primary ‘love’ story isn’t between the princess and the prince, it’s between two sisters. the final ‘act of love’ does not have anything to do with the prince. it’s refreshing, especially since disney has been teaching us how important it is to stay with your beast of a man (even if he abuses you) and how important it is to just calmly lie in wait for your prince charming.
what i also enjoyed about the hans-anna story was that it seemed a little bit like a comment on all other disney movies where princes and princesses meet and fall in love immediately.
the princesses in this movie take charge and they’re powerful. the feminist in me was jumping in her seat throughout. it’s your typical disney movie with singing and dancing but it maintains the element of reality.
this article talks about the ‘twist’ on prince charming and how frozen managed to make him the scariest, realest villain. but at the same time, it’s a ‘scary’ you can bounce back from - he doesn’t have super powers other than being extremely manipulative and persuasive, but it’s a great lesson. it’s an also an interesting read on how disney teaches kids to remain in this fantasy world, not teaching them harsh lessons - which is fine by me, personally, kids have plenty of time to learn harsh lessons even as teenagers.
it’s a great, happy, clean, wholesome fun and you should go watch it if you have not. also the music is a little bit toooooo catchy.
watching the first 10 minutes of frozen
i want an ipad, so i can lie in bed and read articles on the new yorker, atlantic, and the smithsonian food blog all day.