Could we talk about this for a bit, please?
This scene pains me deeply. Why? Well, Hans is being a total douche in the name of power, Elsa has completely up on life and is totally okay with Mr. Douchey Pans sending a sword through her, and then, well, then there’s Anna. Out of the three, her participation hurts the most.
In the outtake song “Life’s Too Short (Reprise),” Anna regrets being “so desperate to be loved I only ever thought of me.” This song was supposed to take place a few minutes preceding this GIF, as she froze, alone, in that cold room after having been betrayed by the only person she was convinced still loved her.
At that point her words are a bitter realization, and they sting even more accompanied by Elsa’s lyrics: “I’ve frozen out the only friend I’ll ever know…I wish that I had been there for her long ago.” The girls in this scene are both thoroughly convinced the other could never forgive them It’s all over, and they’ll die never getting the chance to reconcile.
Then, Anna spots something in the distance. She sees the man that betrayed and left her for dead, bringing down his sword on a hopeless, better-off-dead queen. Soon Anna will freeze over and die. Her only hope is still a good ten meters off.
At this point, Anna could a) wait for true love’s kiss to save her from the curse, or b) jump in front of that sword. Except, Anna has no idea when she’ll freeze. She could freeze before Kristoff makes it, she could freeze before she makes it to Elsa, or she could jump in front of that sword and still not freeze—making the last sensation that of a sword halving her, and the last thought, I love you.
In that split second, Anna was forced to choose who she loved more. Elsa, or herself.
What hurts more is the Hans probably saw Anna jump in front of him in time to stop himself, but he kept the momentum. He would kill both of the sisters to get what he wanted.
*duns sunglasses* Word.
*throws phone across the room* I AM DONE
Any one who has actually had martial arts exp would know that stopping would be nearly impossible for Hans at that point.
If you have time to pull your attacks up short then you are not attacking with full strength or full intent.
Hans is a prince. And 13th in line for his kingdoms throne. Other than marrying into royalty like his original plan, his only option available to him would be military service. He would be trained in exactly how to use a sword. And when using a sword to kill it is better to use full force and over swing than to hold back and risk only injuring the opponent.
Even if his brain was fast enough to register that Anna had stepped in front of his swing (and he actually attempted to stop) he would’ve still, at the very least, cleaved Anna’s arm in two to the middle of her forearm.
Dangit who let the smart people into the fandom
Full Confession: So, I just watched Frozen for the seventh time and finally realized that one of the main and probably most important theme of this movie is Fear. Elsa’s fear, Anna’s fear, even Hans’s fear. All characters have their own things to be afraid of, internal or external. Elsa fears what her power can do when she is near other people, she’s also afraid of many other things: loneliness, disappointment, powerlessness to change anything. Anna’s fears are similar, with her struggling against her fear of being lonely and being shut down again by her sister. She can’t handle the fear, and that’s why she always tries to be close to anybody, even the guy she met just few minutes ago. Anna is also fears for her sister. Not her powers, but her struggles.
The theme of fear is also present in most songs, indicating its importance. Everybody is afraid of something, and it’s a really hard thing to overcome. Fear is like ice, and it’s indeed stronger than a hundred men. Only with love, to yourself and others, you can battle it. And that’s why this movie is so touching.
After watching it so many times, I finally realized what it wanted to say to me. It helped me to overcome my own internal, deep-rooted fear i never suspected exists. Fear of success, of failure, or my own talents. Also, fear of alienating others and loneliness. This movie makes it so characters not only tell things to each other, but also directly address the viewer.
Perhaps, this just may be the greatest thing I’ve even encountered in my life. Nothing brought me such a range of unknown to me emotions, nothing made me cry so hard. Even deaths of several for my relatives for the past few years didn’t affect me. But Frozen, it did the feat i thought impossible - it changed me. I already talked about it in my other thread, but this is a bit more personal. Frozen made me look at myself from entirely different perspective. It allowed me to think about who I am and find that fear inside of me. Now, I’m not afraid anymore.
In my life, I encountered a lot of great and bad stuff, been through love and hate, a lifetime of events for many. But I always felt aimless, purposeless.
And for the first time in these long 24 years, I feel free. I feel like Anna and Elsa showed me the true way to live a life. To be brave, to be stoic, to be able to love others as well as myself, among other things. While I’ve heard similar lessons before, they always meant nothing to me. You laugh them off and continue living like nothing happened. But Frozen was able to touch my soul directly and thaw that thick layer of invisible ice around my heart.
For the first time in forever, I see a clear path in front of me in life. And with Anna and Elsa beside me, I have nothing to fear anymore.
I may sound too sentimental or crazy, but Frozen indeed means a lot to me. If I believed in God, I’d thought it’s a sign from above. Perhaps it is.