I just watched Frozen yesterday, before the entries for the Metro Manila Film Festival took over all the cinema showings. And boy, was I glad I did.
While watching the movie Thor: The Dark World, we saw this Frozen teaser trailer.
I laughed at this trailer. It was funny and hilarious. I then resolved myself to watch Frozen, simply for the fun of it. However, apparently, the teaser had nothing to do with the whole movie. Later did I know that Elsa with her 'Frozen' power is the gist of the movie. And it was one powerful movie at that, full with richness and depth, albeit the occasional cliches here and there.
So here are some of the quotes and the lessons I've learned/relearned:
"The heart is not so easily changed, but the head can be persuaded." - Pabbie
I really liked this statement from the Grandfather Troll. It was just said in passing, however, I think it says a lot about rationality when being in love, about using rational judgments in making love decisions, not stubbornly pursuing a love justified as "it's true love."
Pabbie: Only an act of true love can thaw a frozen heart.
Bulda: A true love's kiss!
And here it was, another cliche! I was expecting Kristoff to kiss Anna in the end. But it was such a nice conclusion that Elsa's tears (depicting her love for her sister) melted Anna's frozen state. The act of true love meant familial love! How unexpected, what with the hints of a love triangle with Hans, Anna and Kristoff. It was beautiful to think that Disney has stopped portraying love as love at first sight, and true love's kiss which has disillusioned many youngsters about love, romance and even gender roles.
"Some people are worth melting for." - Olaf
Being a Filipino, I thought of this scene as an adaptation of Ninoy Aquino's famous saying. "The Filipinos are worth dying for." And it was such a nice gesture of Olaf to say that. That his love and concern for Anna goes to that certain extent.
"Conceal, don't feel, don't let them know." -Elsa
It was really a misguided parental concern to lock Elsa up and isolate her from everyone. I believe that's what made her very vulnerable to Anna's single push during the coronation night. This theme is like Mulan's "Reflection." And, I must say, Disney is reliving its glory as I once remembered it as child, with its recent movies, Tangled and Frozen.
Keep them coming, Disney!