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Saturday, March 29, 2014

Frozen - My take on it


I didn't get to see this movie in the theater, but I did see it in my home, and I love the movie Frozen! (Therefore, this makes for a long post.)

It is perhaps the most fun movie I've seen in a long time and it certainly has the best moral to the story ..., throughout the story.  

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Film makers think they always have to add something crude or ugly or immoral to make a movie likeable for the public, but this movie seems to have avoided most of that. 

We hear fun and inspiring quotes throughout the movie that are worthy of repeating, remembering, recording, and imitating. 
Our family loves to quote special lines of movies on occasion and this movie offers several that will certainly be heard as we gather together and create fun memories. 


I watched this movie on a phone the first time, so it was a tiny view with much to be desired, but it made me much more anxious to see it on a big screen. 

I purchased the video on the first opportunity I had and watched it with family at home with a pencil and note pad in hand so I could write down some of the fun quotes and a few of my thoughts as I watched it. 

It felt a bit like what I do for General Conference (LDS), and that seemed a bit strange, but it was still fun to do.  And I must add that I am so anxious for General Conference - It begins this evening with the Women's Broadcast and then next Saturday and Sunday will be 2 awesome days filled with inspiration and love.


Ok, now back to the movie and some of those great quotes ...

One of the first things we hear on the movie is to
"Beware of the frozen heart."


That is good advice.
but there is more:


"Love is putting someone else's needs before yours."

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"An act of true love will thaw a frozen heart."


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"Everyone’s a bit of a fixer-upper - We need each other to raise us up and round us out." and  The only fixer-upper fixer that can fix up a fixer-upper is True love."


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"We’re not sayin' you can change him, ‘cause people don’t really change."

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... but ... "love is a force that's powerful and strange."


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"You can fix a fixer-upper with a little bit of love."

"People make bad choices if they’re mad, or scared, or stressed.
Throw a little love their way and you’ll bring out their best. 


True love brings out their best!"
  
 "Some people are worth melting for."

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"You sacrificed yourself for me?"
 


This movie was filled with great wisdom and advice:



"The heart is not so easily changed, but the head can be persuaded."


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"There is beauty in [power], but also great danger... 
You must learn to control it."




"Let it Go!"

is possibly one of the most catchy lines in the movie, but as I listened to that song I was not really appreciative of it.  However, with the proper perspective this phrase can help one through life.
It is important to learn how to let go and

"Say good bye to the pain of the past"

move on, turn it over to the Lord and let it go.  I just don't really know if that is what they were going for there in that song because Elsa seems a bit rebellious and defiant. The words in the song include "no right, no wrong, no rules for me" ... so I guess this would be the one thing in the movie that I really dislike. 
"The past is in the past" isn't bad though.  Some things do need forgotten so that we can move on.
At this point it seems that Elsa could turn evil, but she is mostly misguided or inexperienced and in the end good triumphs evil and all is well.




On the lighter side, here is another piece of advice from the movie:
 :)  "It's not nice to throw people"  ;)

Some things we don't have to be taught, we just know!  ;)



There was mention of chocolate -  Gotta love it!

"What is that amazing smell?  Chocolate!"


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It was fun!




The 6 main characters were absolutely adorable and loveable!

Olaf is a sweet little character and possibly my favorite in this movie. 

"Hi, I'm Olaf, and I like warm hugs!" 

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He is a happy-go-lucky snowman that sees the world through rose colored glass, with a positively uplifting child-like nature.   
"Sometimes I close my eyes and imagine" 

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"When life gets stressed I like to hold on to my dream."


This unsuspecting character brings a smile to our face and our hearts with his joyful spirit and sunny disposition - yip, his is a snowman with a sunny disposition.  Everyone needs an Olaf in their life.


The King and Queen are not seen much in this movie, but we quickly learn that they are loving parents who want the best for their children. 




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Like all parents, they may not have every correct answer and they don't always handle things in the most effective manner, but they do their best with what they know and they do it out of love. 
Recognizing the need for something more than he alone can do, the father immediately says,
"I know where we have to go"  



And quickly they set off to find Grand Pabbie, the wise old troll who has special power. 



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We too know where we have to go when we need help.  We turn to God.  We also know that men of faith, who have been given the priesthood or power of God, are much like Pabbie who can bless lives through a special priesthood power.  (However, when I say that I do not mean to make light of the power men have by comparing that to Pabbie's power.  Priesthood power is something completely different and greater than what Pabbie has.)

One fault the King and Queen might have is that they try too hard to protect Elsa from her power, talent, or gift and don't allow her to learn about it and perfect it.




They lock or hide her away and don't help her learn to use and control her power, but instead tell her to conceal it and don't feel it.  It is because of their fear of Elsa's power that they do this.  Fear is a powerful emotion and sometimes we make poor choices because of it.  Elsa's fear holds her back and builds up pressure. 
It becomes more and more powerful and she doesn't have enough teachings and experiences to learn how to use that power for good.  Some consider her evil, but that just is not the case.

"I never knew what I was capable of."  

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She eventually is able to use and learn more about her gift and can see how beautiful it can be instead of only how terrible it could be. By the end of the movie love becomes her guiding force.
Anna is kept from others as well, and much of her pain comes from being kept from her sister whom she loved.
Anna hurts because of her lack of knowledge and understanding about Elsa's power and why they are kept from each other.  She feels unloved and that makes her far too anxious to fall in love with the first man that came along.   
"Hang on, you mean to tell me you got engaged to someone you just met that day?  Didn't your parents ever warn you about strangers?"  


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"So desperate for love you were ready to marry me like that."


It really is no wonder that Anna immediately falls for Prince Hans. He appears to be the perfect handsome young man a girl would love to fall in love with at first sight, and he continues to hold true to that character through most of the movie until one moment we find ourselves wondering as Olaf does, "Who is this Hans?"  Eventually we begin to see his true colors and find out that he is not who we think he is, and he is only out for himself. 
Beware of those who try to deceive us.



Sven ..., no, "wait, his name is Kristoff?"  ;) -  Kristoff was actually a great and lovable guy to me from the beginning just because he seemed more real.  Maybe I expected something like him because I was watching a fairy tale story.


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I didn't personally recognize the undesirable qualities that Kristoff might have, but the trolls began to point out his flaws and refer to him as a fixer-upper.  
At the same time they love him for who he is and consider him part of their family.  And Kristoff considers the trolls his family. 

Family is a central theme to this movie.

 Kristoff may have had faults, but that is normal isn't it?  Who is perfect?  There wasn't anyone in that movie that was perfect and there isn't anyone in this life that is perfect.  That is life!






Sven..., yes the reindeer, 
Sven is a loving character who helps make the day go by in a pleasant way because he is fun to be around.  



I really don't care for talking animals in movies and am pleased to find out that the only talking he does is when Kristoff talks for him and that is kinda cute.  
Sven does however have an understanding and gets his point made when interacting with Kristoff, helping to steer him in the right direction. 

A loyal friend indeed!  

The two work well together as best buddies - after all, they did grow up together, and I think Sven helps make Kristoff a better person and is certainly a big part of his character here.





In their childhood, Anna and Elsa are sweet sisters who love each other and find joy in being together. 

"Do you wanna build a snowman?" 



But life soon changed for these little girls and their love was not being nurtured and growing like it could or should have.  
They wanted to love each other more but weren't sure how to go about it since quality and quantity time together was removed from their lives. 

Neither sister is evil but each makes mistakes that have some terrible consequences.  Each eventually learns from those mistakes and they begin to learn how to build a love that is strong in spite of their circumstances and what they didn't previously know and have.  
In time and with more life experiences filled with failings and overcoming, they let go of the past with a forgiving heart and develop a true love for each other. 


True love is charity!
("Charity is the pure love of Christ, and it endureth forever; and whoso is found possessed of it at the last day, it shall be well with him." Moroni 7:47
and "Charity never faileth" Moroni 7:46)


True love will thaw a frozen heart! 


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and Love will thaw a frozen kingdom.

 Think positively and encourage on!  Have faith and carry on!
"I knew you could do it!"


This movie seems to be all about family love and doing the right thing for the right reason.
("For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also." Matthew 6:21)

 Ok, I'd better stop, but it really is a great movie - it makes me wanna keep going.
 


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