i'm watching Frozen. i watched aladdin trilogy yesterday.
the messaging is really evil
like the let it go song, and the stuff about crazy.
and everythign about love
it's life ruiningly bad ideas
and the approach to emotions
aladdin is full of lying and forgiveness
all of them are full of non-communication problems
jasmine forgives aladdin's repeated lies b/c she FEELS GOOD when doing romance with him
iago reminds her of how she felt on a date with aladdin, from a couple days ago, and she'd like forgotten. then relives the feelings and forgives him with no problem solving.
the role of music and dancing and clothing in life is bad too in the movies
the movies have major evil like every other scene
like ana and cristof just jumped the ravine from the wolves
and he makes up a stupid lying excuse to still help her – she won't buy him a new sled if she dies.
he also makes an awful comment about not helping ANYONE in the future, b/c of this particular incident
and then she's like "oh u will [come]? i mean, i'll let you tag along"
which is a like intentionally blatant lie
like playing it off cool, but badly. which is a thing
ppl find it more defensible b/c it's not very clever or sneaky or something
being superficially socially uncalibrated IS CALIBRATED in certain ways, contexts, etc
similar to the stuff about "can i say something crazy?" she does with hans earlier
just acknowledging she (claims to) knows what she's saying is "crazy" makes it ok to say
if u want to do something crazy, but don't know it's crazy, that'd be bad
but if you know it's crazy and want to do it anyway, and it's the right kind of thing, now that's good
it's partly a massive dishonest exaggeration of their deviance
makes them more unique, rebelliious, non-comformist, quirky
but what was her "crazy" idea? a very old trope. love at first sight. a princess marrying a prince she doesn't know well.
it's convention masquerading as craziness
the movies are like this THROUGHOUT
evil after evil after evil
the world doesn't want the information that disney is evil propaganda that destroys their children. which isn't really accurate. it's just selling the kids on the same bad ideas their parents already have and are selling too.
ppl need to learn to see it themselves, not be told the points individually by me
a few demonstrations and examples are good. but i already have provided hundreds of those.
they meet the talking walking snowman and freak out. very very uncalm, rash, stupid.
disney portrays these large character flaws as fun normalcy for kids.
now olaf the snowman is singing a song about how he wants summer, like tanning at the beach and stuff. he's ignorant of melting. the whole song is teaching kids about how to make fun of people, and read between the lines, and not communicate directly, and how that's good and fun and normal.
cristof is like "i'm gonna tell him" and ana says "don't you dare" in a voice tone.
the message is telling ppl the truth is bad
positive emotions trump truth.
early on there was a really blatant attack on capitalism and trade. calling it exploitation. that's marxism!
ana climbing icy steep mountainside with no gear is like "i'm just gonna block u out cuz i gotta concentrate here"
their interactions are full of kinda mean and hostile and stupid banter presented as fun and good
after failing to climb, ana makes transparent, stupid, defensive excuses for her stupidity, and isn't contradicted
it's not presented that way. the voice tones, atmospheres, vibes, character reactions, etc, all lie about the underlying nature of the interactions.
these movies in general portray problems as solved by people being in the right emotional states, and caused by being in the wrong emotional states. elsa freezes stuff cuz fear. ana is positive and happy, so thinks elsa can unfreeze no problem. but elsa thinks she can't cuz she's being negative. says she doesn't know how. later she will unfreeze without learning how, just by changing mood.
they never have rational discussions about anything
that's just not a thing to even consider
elsa causing problems by literally trying not to feel emotions. her dialog is "don't feel. don't feel". the visual imagery shows she's having negative feelings.
she tries to suppress emotions by force of will, and this works out badly. lesson? embrace even "crazy" positive emotions, like ana. especially love.
the trolls are now embarrassing the fuck out of their FRIEND christoff. singing a song attacking various minor traits he has as flaws. this is portrayed as somehow friendly and just kinda over-enthusiastic. it's got the thinnest veneer of helping – they are asking why ana doesn't pursue love relationship with him, what's the blocker. so then they list lots of potential bad things about him.
it's very intrusive about relationship, and done on initial meeting.
lyrics include saying ppl make bad choices if mad or scared or stressed
which is like explicitly what i was saying the movie's messaging was about emotions
and they don't respect at all that she's already engaged.
the movies portray pets as humans a lot. they also have a ton of selective attention on the main characters.
olaf says "love is putting someone else's needs before yours". so: sacrifice, altruism.
elsa unthaws kingdom cuz she feels lovey
then ppl cheer for ana's petty violence and petty insult against hans.
oh look now kristoff is being super beta and getting affirmative consent to kiss ana