Post #6 – Will The Snow Queen Be Free?

WILL THE SNOW QUEEN BE FREE?

Disney’s newest feature release is entitled, “Frozen.” It is loosely based on the Hans Christian Anderson story, “The Snow Queen.” The movie has become a huge moneymaker and may likely be the highest grossing animated film for Disney. It has already made more than $800 million and it is STILL in theaters. Given the fact that parents will scoop up toys, video games, dolls, and other products branded for “Frozen,” and it will no doubt become a new Disney Broadway success this is definitely a billion dollar baby.

I haven’t seen the movie and really have tried to avoid recent blockbuster Disney films because they almost always have a message. I just haven’t wanted to subject myself or my kids to the indoctrination. As a company, it seems, anytime they can Disney pushes liberal ideology. The Disney TV Channel is getting edgier, and even recently featured the first set of gay parents on a sitcom. If the executives of Disney really hold these types of values, why would they waste an opportunity to incorporate them into their latest and greatest production that will have the largest audience? There has been a lot of chatter about whether the movie depicts a homosexual theme. Much has been written on the subject and you can decide for yourself. An article in Slant Magazine, a non-Christian, internet publication that reviews movies, TV, music and other entertainment gives an interesting take on this subject (http://www.slantmagazine.com/film/review/frozen-2013).

What stirred me so much about this film is the music. The music is powerful. A new cover of the Academy Award nominated theme song, “Let it Go,” has gone viral on the Internet. The One Voice Children’s Choir backs up extremely talented 11-year-old Lexi Walker as she gives a dynamic and alluring performance. However, you can’t ignore the lyrics.

The story leads to this defining moment, where the Snow Queen decides she can no longer hide the power that she has been “cursed” or “born” with. She runs to the mountaintop and declares that she is letting go of her past and she will be what she was born to be.

Couldn’t keep it in;
Heaven knows I’ve tried
Don’t let them in,
don’t let them see
Be the good girl you always have to be
Conceal, don’t feel,
don’t let them know
Well now they know

The first response might be, don’t we want our kids, our little girls to be what they want to be? Why would we want someone to conceal who she is? However, as Christians, we accept that God’s grace covers our fleshly desires and we are made Christ-like. We don’t “hide” ourselves, or our old nature, but the old us is now covered by His blood and this changes who we are completely. We desire different things; we want to be like Him.

It troubles me greatly that the song that millions of little girls will be singing for years to come has them declaring that they will no longer be the “good little girl.” They will be belting out for the world to know they are going to “let it go”. But you don’t let go of something without grabbing on to something else. So, this begs the question – what exactly are they letting go OF, and what will they grab on TO? The Snow Queen answers:

It’s time to see what I can do
To test the limits and break through
No right, no wrong, no rules for me,
I’m free!


So, according to her, letting go means you go to a place where there is no right or wrong and you grab on to freedom. You can do whatever you want and live how you want and in exchange you are free. Right? In the movie, as the chorus of the song repeats, the character’s appearance begins to change. She lets down her hair, she sheds her cape, her dress transforms to expose her breasts, a large slit up the front displays her legs, her body language changes and she begins walking very seductively. She then throws in a line stating that she has now “become one with the wind and the sky.” This is a clever way to introduce the false doctrine of Pantheism, simply described as spirituality based in nature (a common Disney theme also prevalent in “Pocahontas” and “The Lion King”).

Let it go, let it go
You’ll never see me cry
Here I stand
And here I’ll stay
Let the storm rage on

My power flurries through the air into the ground
My soul is spiraling in frozen fractals all around
And one thought crystallizes like an icy blast
I’m never going back, the past is in the past

Let it go, let it go
And I’ll rise like the break of dawn
Let it go, let it go
That perfect girl is gone
Here I stand
In the light of day
Let the storm rage on

The cold never bothered me anyway!

She boasts that her newly found power will keep her from the storm that rages. That she, like the dawn, will rise – “That perfect girl is gone…The cold never bothered me anyway!”

But, is that true? Are these girls really exempt from the consequences of their actions? Will the cold never get to them? Once they become who they say they want to be, once they shed all the rules, shed conventional morality, will they really be powerful? Will the Snow Queen be FREE?

Will our little girls be better off in a world that reduces them to mere sexual objects? Will they be better breaking all the rules? Does that really lead them to spiritual harmony? Do we truly believe that they can experiment with whatever they want and the chill of Satan’s grasp won’t affect them? Sin has consequences. We can’t send our daughters out unprotected to play in the snow unprotected and expect that it won’t bother them. Eventually, they will feel the sting of the frost.

I do believe we have to make room for our daughters to make mistakes. There is no sinless person. That’s not what Christianity is. Often times, I listen to girls who have talked themselves into believing that God doesn’t forgive, or more often they believe that the church won’t forgive them for their indiscretion or failing. We have to help them understand hiding our sin does not make us spiritual. True freedom comes when we allow God to forgive us. It comes from confessing our sin and finding a relationship with the Father, our advocate. Perfect is attainable. Not of ourselves. Not because we can will it or do enough “good” to make ourselves perfect, but because we are covered by His grace. Our faults, our failures – nothing is too hard for Him to forgive. Thankfully, that “perfect girl” can be restored. “Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect” (Matthew 5:48).

One thought on “Post #6 – Will The Snow Queen Be Free?

  1. Brandi says:

    I think your first mistake with this post is you have never watched the movie. How can you judge something that you have not even seen? I am an Apostolic believer and I have watched the film with my children and husband and we found the film to be about sisterhood and overcoming challenges. As for the song, when sung outside of the movie the lyrics all together sound silly but in the context of the movie it fits. She has been cursed with turing everything she touches to ice and after she lives a life behind closed doors for almost killing her sister with her frozen touch, the one time she comes out of hiding she turns her whole city into ice, runs away and the song begins.Let us all remember that we are in this world but not of it according to the Bible. Let’s not let everything that comes out be turned into something bad and worldly There are plenty of vulgar shows out there that are pulling at our youth and even us adults. We can’t turn everything into something bad. I can tell by your other entries that you are very conservative and you certainly have a right to do that,but I think sometimes as christians we have a tendency to push our convictions onto others. We should all be very careful in that area.

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