Since we are already on the topic of Disney’s Frozen, before the controversy about potential agendas in the film erupted I had already planned to write a brief post criticizing the film for a completely different reason. So I figure I should post it now while it’s still on my mind.
When I watched the opening scene of Frozen I was mesmerized. The song “Frozen Heart” sung by rugged Northern men as they worked to harvest the ice was gripping. It communicated a timeless, sober mood. It established a cultural context and feeling. It also represented a nice symbolic foreshadowing of what was to come.
The young boy attempting to work along side these grown men, who from his perspective might as well have been the jötnar (giants) of Norse mythology, provided a very classic levity, while still maintaining the mood. It was perfect. Wow! I thought to myself, “they’re going to do it! They’re going to tell the story straight!”
But I was wrong. Continue reading