penandpoison replied to your post:
I’M KIND OF CURIOUS CAUSE I HAVEN’T SEEN IT YET BUT I DON’T KNOW IF I WANT TO INCUR YOUR WRATH.
I WILL STILL LOVE YOU IF YOU GO SEE IT. i just think there are critical and destructive issues that are getting logged aside bcs it’s easier to not care about something that matters to a lot of other people and is actually harmful to them
sO IT IS OKAY TO LIKE SOMETHING OF COURSE AS LONG AS WE STILL RECOGNIZE THE PROBLEMS AND UNDERSTAND WHY THEY ARE PROBLEMS
I went to go see Frozen despite knowing all the problems and I’m actually glad I did. I agree, there are lots of problems and I acknowledge that. Disney recycled Rapunzel, essentially, for the models, it erases all POC in the time period and general area (seriously? Not even a general background POC like they sometimes do?), and the girls are the same size and shape.
However, that being said, Frozen does have a few good messages too. True Love being between family as well as lovers, and being just as strong if not stronger than that love. They completely STOMP on the “one day wedding” idea they put in most of their other movies, and they explain WHY it is a bad idea. The idea of fearing and hating yourself is something a lot of people can relate to, especially in shutting off yourself off from the world. The accepting yourself before others can accept you is cool to, so is the changing perceptions and confidence.
The thing is, yes, Frozen has some nasty problems, but even with them it still has some lovely messages. That doesn’t erase the problems, far from it, actually. But I think we (myself, and Tumblr as a whole) often get so caught up in the problems that we forget to appreciate the good parts too.
I’m not asking people to forget the problems. I’m not asking people to take it easy on the movie. I’m asking people to accept the problems, bring them up, but also acknowledge and appreciate the messages Frozen does have. Because when all we focus on is the bad instead of also appreciating the good, we end up in a really awful situation where we become jaded and angry at everything. And I think we need to recognize that, because I’m noticing that in many of the blogs I follow. And it bothers me. Because people shouldn’t have to be jaded about everything.
So yeah. tl;dr, Frozen has bad points, good points, but is still a pretty good movie over all, despite the problems. We should keep fighting the problems but remember not to become jaded. Cheers!