Tired of all the buzz regarding “Frozen” and wondering when people are just going to Let it Go? Terrible puns aside, I decided to finally watch “Frozen” and found that Disney delivered yet another princess classic with quite the twist.
Disney has constantly been criticized for its illustrations of gender roles, specifically the roles of young female characters. The reputation of a young princess having to find her Prince Charming in order to achieve happiness is becoming increasingly controversial. While this view was challenged with Disney Pixar’s notorious movie “Brave,” “Frozen” adds on to the changing themes seen in Disney movies which have been incorporating the ever evolving norms of modern society.
When the kingdom of Arendelle undergoes a wild winter storm, Princess Anna goes on a journey to search for her sister, Queen Elsa, to stop the storm and bring back summer. Revolving around the theme of “an act of true love” the movie becomes such a joy to watch and brings out everyone’s inner child. With the help of beautiful songs, witty one liners, and loveable characters, the movie delivers a great message about love for young kids and serves as a fantastic reminder for adults. Additionally, the movie illustrates a rather underlying message about depression and anxiety that many have found a deep connection with. Overall the movie has a storyline that is undeniably amusing to follow with great lessons to be learned.
(P.S. If you watch this movie good luck getting the songs out of your head and when you don’t you’ll understand how awful that pun in the beginning of this post actually was.)