Really I am all for discussion of media and I am not making any particular comment on any particular issue regarding Frozen. I’m not telling anyone to shut up. But there comes a point where you’re just making yourself mad and looking for ways to confirm that the film is bad without actually seeing…
This disregards the lots of valid reasons to not see it.
Without seeing it, people know female characters were removed from the source material and rewritten as men. They know there are no major characters of color despite the source material being a country with a major Muslim population. They know it’s trying too hard with marketable characters, with two sidekicks and two new additions to the Disney Princess line. They can come to the very reasonable conclusion that the change from The Snow Queen to Frozen featuring Elsa the Conventionally Attractive Skinny White Young Princess was to sell more toys. They heard the bullshit statement that girls are ‘difficult’ to animate as a way to justify a set of lazy design choices on Anna and Elsa, and they’ve rubbed their temples as people tried to Explain Them A Thing about rigs when the rigs were never the issue.
There’s lots of complaints and discussions to have about this film and supporting a movie financially shouldn’t be necessary to validate them.
I wanted to explain that I am constantly overestimating and underestimating the human race - that rarely do I ever simply estimate it. I wanted to ask her how the same thing could be so ugly and so glorious, and its words and stories so damning and brilliant.