You know, I just realized something this morning.
I remember seeing Frozen for the first time and being unhappy that it didn’t follow the original Danish story “The Snow Queen” (which it was inspired by) at all. As in, not at all.
In the original story the Snow Queen is an older, immortal being who is completely isolated from the world and kidnaps children to keep her company. She’s not evil, just lonely and insane. Eventually the children die from exposure and she goes out and finds more. The story follows a girl searching for her kidnapped friend. When she rescues him, the Snow Queen sees their love and bravery and releases them willingly, showing that her heart is still human.
Then it hit me:
Frozen is the prequel.
This is the Snow Queen before she loses her mind, slaughters everyone in the kingdom, and begins kidnapping kids who remind her of how much fun she and Anna used to have as children.
Edit: When people ask "How did you like the movie?" this pretty much sums up my feelings - www.youtube.com/watch?v=wQLhXh…
EDIT EDIT: I recently saw this interpretation of the film here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Tc5K9… It's from a straight and probably extroverted point of view who connected with Anna the most. I wasn't able to think of the movie in the direction he takes it (since I was completely unable to connect with Anna myself) and he makes excellent points here.