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Thoughts on the Movie "Frozen"?

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Disney's "Frozen". I know this is not really personal finance topic. But I believe writing down a few thoughts on Frozen is worth the while. Hope it makes you think and you enjoy! Some thoughts on Frozen:

Some would call it a “kids movie.” I would say that it is one of the best movies of all time made by Disney. There are quite a few themes in this movie that are pertinent to kids from all ages from 3 to 103.

*Everyone is a Fixer-Upper

One theme that strikes me is the idea that everyone is a fixer-upper. We are all a work in progress. Sound familiar or relate to any passage in the Bible? (Phil 1:6) Ironically, the main threat to the heroine’s life comes not just from the “bad guy” but from someone she loves. In fact the true villain isn’t a villain at all but a heroine!



*Feelings

Another theme that is found throughout the movie is that love is not about feelings. The princess who finds her “perfect” match in her prince charming is not allowed to marry after 24 hours of knowing said prince charming. Surprising? Refreshing? More realistic? I think so.



*Family and friend dynamics

A person grows up and doesn’t want to play with us anymore. Or a person faces deep pain and fear so they withdraw from the relationship with another person. Or parents entrap a child in what they feel will be safe but in fact becomes stifling, hurtful, harmful, and counter-productive. Sound familiar?



*Social Rules & Individual Freedom

Yet another theme is the tension between social rules and individual freedom… “Frozen” is what the movie “Brave” was trying to be. The movie shows what happens to individuals who try to flee society to escape its rules. They fall apart, their lives become meaningless, perhaps even apathetic, and they hurt those they love. The cold enters the Elsa’s heart even though she doesn’t realize it. The story shows we do need each other. People need people.



*Rebellion and Rule-Keeping

Then there’s the whole idea or theme of rebellion and rule-keeping. A popular idea in our culture is that there are only two ways to live:
A. through authenticity, expressed in rebellion against cultural constraints or B. through an ordered life, expressed in rule-keeping.

As Christians we know that we cannot rebel our way into eternal life with God. We also know on the flip side that following rules doesn’t gain us eternal life either.



*The Song: “Let it go”

Ironically, the rest of the story goes directly against the theme of the song “let it go.” When the princess decides to “let it go,” she brings a terrible evil into the world. The consequences from her actions are horrible – a permanent winter for her people as everything is frozen. “No right, no wrong, no rules for me” is the sin that isolates the princess and freezes her kingdom. Which brings up the final theme I’d like to talk about…



*Focus: Self-Sacrifice not self-discovery or self-restraint

Christianity teaches explicitly what Frozen only hints at: salvation comes not through self-discovery or self-restraint, but through self-sacrifice. The sacrifice of Jesus Christ… Don’t want to give too much of the movie away but the “hero” in the story turns out to be something that Disney hasn’t quite ever told the story about before… The end may in fact surprise you! 

If you haven’t watched this movie I highly recommend it! And you still have a few days left as it is still in theaters. If not rent or buy the DVD. It came out this week and is available on Bluray half off at Target for $19.99 or Amazon for $19.95! Or you can get the Dvd at Wal-Mart for $14.95. We ordered ours last night!

Source: http://eaglesoaringhigher.blogspot.com/2014/03/5-movie-frozen-one-to-watch-and-own.html

 

What do you think of this movie? Have you seen it? Do you like it? Do you plan on owning it?

 

God bless,

GE

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We saw it in theaters.....twice! I thought it was one of the best Disney movies ever made as well in terms of message and storyline. I don't usually buy movies, as one has to be really, really, good for me to want to watch it twice, but this one may actually be this good......and it's an animated kids' movie!

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My wife watched it on a plane on our last trip. She loved it!

 

I watched the Hobbit sequel..... Does not follow the book too well, but it was OK.

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Blessings Golden Eagle

     Thanks for your critique on the movie "Frozen"......your 4 star response has enticed me to go see this Disney flick & I did not even consider it after watching the coming attractions...............I will put this on my"go see" list & let you know how I enjoyed it......from your description I would imagine that will be"thoroughly"!

  Praise the Lord,it sounds lovely!

                                                                                                                                                              With love-in Christ,Kwik

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One note they missed -

 

At the beginning, the Elsa was told that fear is the enemy.

 

Sadly, she and her parents looked for her solution though a method that only strengthened fear in her.

 

But at the end of the movie, we see that "perfect love casts our fear."

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We saw it in theaters.....twice! I thought it was one of the best Disney movies ever made as well in terms of message and storyline. I don't usually buy movies, as one has to be really, really, good for me to want to watch it twice, but this one may actually be this good......and it's an animated kids' movie!

I agree it is fantastic! :-)

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My wife watched it on a plane on our last trip. She loved it!

 

I watched the Hobbit sequel..... Does not follow the book too well, but it was OK.

 

You should watch it with her Fez. It was pretty good brother. :thumbsup:

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Blessings Golden Eagle

     Thanks for your critique on the movie "Frozen"......your 4 star response has enticed me to go see this Disney flick & I did not even consider it after watching the coming attractions...............I will put this on my"go see" list & let you know how I enjoyed it......from your description I would imagine that will be"thoroughly"!

  Praise the Lord,it sounds lovely!

                                                                                                                                                              With love-in Christ,Kwik

 

It should be available at Redbox soon. Or if you still have one a local Dvd rental store. Or you can watch it online on Amazon. You totally will enjoy it methinks sister... :thumbsup:

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One note they missed -

 

At the beginning, the Elsa was told that fear is the enemy.

 

Sadly, she and her parents looked for her solution though a method that only strengthened fear in her.

 

But at the end of the movie, we see that "perfect love casts our fear."

 

Very true Neb. Her parents tried to do what they could to make Elsa "normal" and in the process shut her off from her family as well as the rest of the world.

"Such love has no fear, because perfect love expels all fear. If we are afraid, it is for fear of punishment, and this shows that we have not fully experienced his perfect love." 1 John 4:18

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Blessings Golden Eagle...

     You can watch movies on Amazon?.......I am clueless-lol     How do you do that ,my Brother? Me thinks I like that idea!!!!

                                                                                                                                               With love,in Christ,Kwik

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