Sunday, January 5, 2014

frozen

   Went to see the movie Frozen today with the family. First time in a theater since almost a year ago.  Is it just me, or does everyone else bring a notebook & pen into ta dark theater so they can scribble down good quotes from the movie, even though they can't see a single thing they're writing until they get home and have to try to decipher the mess?  oh good. i'm glad it's not just me...

anyhow, I wasn't exactly looking forward to seeing another Disney princess movie, figured it was going to be another big stupid fairy tale love song kind of thing.  Unrealistic sap about unrealistically perfectly beautiful people falling in perfect unrealistic stupid love and living happily freaking ever after.  But...I was pleasantly surprised.  ok, yes, there was one stupid smooch scene at the end, (ick, gross,puke,gag, barf, spit!!) but it was really about a different kind of love, a love between sisters.  

It also had a lot of cool quotes, some of which I'll list here:

Olaf the Snowman:  "Hi, I'm Olaf, and I like warm hugs." (ditto that for me...)

Elsa:" Let the storm rage on!  The cold never bothered me anyway."
(How ironic, watching this movie about a real Ice Queen, as I remember my recent blog post of that same title and just last night was called Ice Queen by a co-worker again...)

Elsa:  "Yes, I'm alone, but I'm alone and FREE!...."  "..can't escape from the storm in me.."

And I absolutely LOVE this song, Elsa's song, sung by Demi Lovato: i

Let It Go lyrics
Let it go, let it go
Can’t hold you back anymore
Let it go, let it go
Turn my back and slam the door
The snow blows white on the mountain tonight
Not a footprint to be seen
A kingdom of isolation and it looks like I’m the queen
The wind is howling like the swirling storm inside
Couldn’t keep it in
Heaven knows I try
Don’t let them in, don’t let them see
Be the good girl you always had to be
Conceal, don’t feel, don’t let them know
Well now they know
Let it go, let it go
Can’t hold you back anymore
Let it go, let it go,
Turn my back and slam the door
And here I stand
And here I’ll stay
Let it go, let it go
The cold never bothered me anyway
It’s funny how some distance makes everything seem small
And the fears that once controlled me can’t get to me at all
Up here in the cold thin air I finally can breathe
I know left a life behind but I’m to relieved to grieve
Let it go, let it go
Can’t hold you back anymore
Let it go, let it go,
Turn my back and slam the door
And here I stand
And here I’ll stay
Let it go, let it go
The cold never bothered me anyway
Standing frozen in the life I’ve chosen
You won’t find me, the past is so behind me
Buried in the snow
Let it go, let it go
Can’t hold you back anymore
Let it go, let it go,
Turn my back and slam the door
And here I stand
And here I’ll stay
Let it go, let it go
The cold never bothered me anyway

You kinda need to see the movie to "get" some of this, her magical powers and all, but I could definitely identify with both of the sisters, both Anna, the younger one who could be hurt by her older sister's powers, and Elsa, the older one who was both blessed and cursed with her magic powers and chose to survive by shutting down her heart and living in isolation.

More good quotes:

Elsa: "Get it together, I  can control this, Don't feel, don't feel, don't feel, don't feel..."
           "Alone- where i can be who I am, where I can't hurt anyone."  (ouch, that hits home..)

(forget who said this...) "Most people who disappear into mountains want to be alone."

(or this...)  "The heart cannot change, but the head can be persuaded."

Elsa:  "Conceal, don't feel..."  "..please stay away..."
          "Thank you. I never knew what I was capable of."

Anna:   "She's my sister.  She would never hurt me."

somebody.. "love will thaw a frozen heart."

"There is ice in her hand put there by her sister.  Only an act of love can draw it out."

"Only true love can thaw a frozen heart."

"You can't marry a man you just met."  "You can if it's true love." (yes, naive, but sweet..)

  1. Hans: Oh Anna, if only there were someone out there who loved you...


  So here's the thing that makes it so neat. The "act of love" that is needed to undo the damage..  is not referring to the kiss of a prince, like they first thought. (sorry if i'm giving away the ending or disappointing some of you sappy romantic disney princess fans)  Instead, it is the love of a sister.  Having a wonderful sister of my own, who has recently been a wonderful listening ear to me in my own ice storm, this turn of events in the film really melted a bit of ice around my own heart.  I'm reminded of an especially sweet moment I had with my sis over Christmas... (and i hope she's not reading this, or my face will turn a thousand shades of red..)  We were standing around at our old home church after the Christmas Eve service, and she's looking at me and suddenly hugs me and says, "jenner, you keep getting prettier and prettier every year!"  I guess I didn't know how to respond, cuz she says, "what's wrong? are you embarrassed?"  Of course I was. Never before had anyone said anything so sweet, so genuinely kind to me. That, my friend, is true love.  Yes, we have a had an extreme love/hate relationship in the past, and i'm sure we could still get ourselves into a heated wrestling match over something silly even today, but now my sister is such a huge support and good friend to me.  There's something very empowering about family and how their encouraging words can mean so much more to us than anyone else.  Sisters.  This movie proves my point that all we need are sisters and good friends who are always there for you, even when others are not.  

oh, one last quote, by Anna at the very end, to the traitor, jerk-face Hans:  "The only frozen heart around here is yours!!!"  as she pops him a good one in the face and he falls backward into the cold ocean.

ha!  Reminds me, one last point on the benefits of sisters:  Because they are family, sisters can never break your heart.  They will always be your sister.   They can't break your heart like someone you take a chance on.

that's one "thumbs up!" for Frozen!

(p.s. images copyright of disney; disney, please don't hunt me down and sue me!!)

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