Movie Weekend: Frozen

I know it's a little bit too late to be reviewing a film that's been out a couple of years ago. While all the people I know were talking about Disney's Frozen, I was probably tucked in the hospital else on my bed trying to defy my symptoms. And since Once Upon A Time includes this Disney story in its fourth season, I decided to watch it so I could relate.

So what are the things I've learned? Like all fables, Frozen has plenty of things both young and old can learn about.

It's always cool to be free. While Elsa was forced to be confined to the four walls of the castle, I believe that when the whole kingdom discovered what she was capable of and ran away, a sense of freedom was with her. Imagine a life of always having to hide and be shut off from the people you love.

Nobody wants to be alone. Being alone sometimes is totally okay, but only up to the point when we feel lonely. We will always come to a point when we would totally need someone to talk to, to share our feelings with, to laugh with and even to cry with.

True love cannot always be determined overnight. I sincerely believe that true love is such a powerful and magical thing that happens between two people. Therefore, it can't just be found that easy. Sure, there is love at first sight and all other kinds of love, but genuine love should be coming from somewhere deep. I think the fairy tale makers have realized this too. Snow White and Prince Charming didn't really perform true love's kiss right away - they first had to escape from the wrath of the Evil Queen. It's the distance, the triumph from the trial that makes true love valid.

Love is always the key to a happily ever after. Just like all of the fairy tales every kid has grown up to, there is nothing that cannot be solved if one has love in his or her heart. Being all by herself for the longest time seemed to make Elsa forget how to love, be loved and the warmth of it. The cold never bothered her, anyway, right? But when her sister's life was at stake, and the kingdom, she learns how wonderful it is to be in the warmth of love.

Disney never fails to make us all realize what we've been forgetting all this time. They create movies that are not only for kids but for people who have already forgotten what it was like to be young.