I, for one, love Disney movies. While each one is good on its own terms (except Chicken Little), my personal favorite will always be Frozen. Ever since it's been released, it has been met with world wide critical acclaim. As of now, the film has reached its one millionth at the box office, has won an Oscar for Best Song, and there have been talks on adapting the film into a Broadaway musical. As a fan of the Disney films, I congratulate the film for gaining this kind of publicity, and I also congratulate the film directors, the actors, and anyone else that made this possible. I am glad that I was a part of this amazing experience, and I hope that future Disney films take this kind of step that Frozen did.
Anyway, let's get down to business. Frozen is one of those films that have been bombarded with several theories, some good, some bad. Some hold a lot of water, while some seem too far out there to be true. I'm going to list some of the most common theories. I'll leave you guys to choose if you believe most of the theories presented here.
- Anna has fire-based powers: A common theory to the film is that Anna possesses fire powers to contast Elsa's ice powers. One factor that people tend to point out is Anna's appearance compared to her sister's. Anna has brown hair, and has freckles (it should be noted that Elsa also has freckles, they're just less notable compared to her younger sister's). There's also the fact that she has green eyes whereas her sister has blue eyes. Essentially what I'm saying is that Anna has a brighter color pattern compared to her sister. Many theorists also cite evidence that Anna seemed to automatically know that the winter was an endless winter, and there's also the scenes where she was fighting off the pack of wolves with fire. There was also the scene where the chief leader of the trolls wipes Anna's memories of Elsa ever having powers, and something on the lines of forgetting her magic, and any other kinds of magic. When the tribe leader said that, did it mean that Anna had magical powers at one point? There's also the theory that states that Elsa was supposed to be the physical representation of winter, and Anna would be the physical representation of summer, and there was another similar theory about Hans secretly having powers as well. Out of all these theories, this is the one that I believe is the most out there, because there simply wasn't enough evidence to support this theory, just speculation.
- 'Elsa is a lesbian/the entire movie is a metaphor for coming out: 'This is another theory that's slightly out there as well. Essentially, many people believe that Elsa was in fact gay, or that the whole movie could be read as a coming out of the closet tale. Many people cite evidence of Elsa being a lesbian by noting that she did not get a man at the end of the film. However, I think that that example can be argued since she just became queen, and that she would be more focused on governing her kingdom, and then worry about an heir later on in life. There's also the fact that her theme song "Let it Go" could alternatively be viewed as her coming to terms with her sexual orientation, and that the song itself has pretty much become the trademark song of the LGBT organization. While I can see where people get that idea from the song, I don't really think that that's what the film directors had in mind when they were composing the song. To me, I saw it more as the liberation from her former life. However, since Disney does do the Gay Pride March at Disney World, and there's also the fact that they are very supportive of the LGBT groups, and there was also the fact that one of the people that worked on the film gave no comment when she was asked a question on Elsa's sexual orientation, I would absolutely be open to a gay character in a Disney film.
- The film is a metaphor for mental disabilities: Many people have interpreted the movie as a metaphor for a person having mental disabilities. For example, many people have interpreted Elsa's powers as her having autism. To me, this does make some sense. Suppose that Elsa did have autism. She would be treated differently by her parents, because she was born with a few mental problems, and therefore, she would be misunderstood by those around her because they wouldn't be aware of her mental capacities. As evidence, there's the fact that in the film, Elsa tried to not express any emotions, and she secluded herself from other people because she was afraid of hurting them. Often when someone has autism, they would be unable to express their emotions to other people, and they would often have a hard time being sociable with other people, and may not be able to pick up on social clues. Many people with autism also have a habit of going into their own little worlds, which could be used as a metaphor in the film when Elsa began to accept her powers, and finally feel proud of them in the song "Let it Go." Again, I'm not saying Elsa had autism or any mental disabilities. Her story simply could be read as being a story about a young woman with autism, who finally was able to express what she's feeling.
Again, not all these theories are perfect, and these may well be over thinkings of what could simply be, just a family film. I just wanted to pen your mind up to other interpretations of this film, since many people view films differently. This is Robinsonbecky signing out.