If there are people who think about this, the look Anna wears when she first sees Kristoff is not based on a feeling of a princess feeling superior about her social status. Since Anna is a kind, caring person who likes people, she likes to meet new people and make new friends with almost anybody and everybody she meets. During different parts of the movie, we see her interacting with the townspeople and she shows no disregard for those who aren’t figures of royalty and nobility. So Anna in no way looks down on commoners or people of lower classes, including people like Kristoff. When she meets him, she isn’t looking to fall in love with him because of the views she has about love with a man; in other words, she initially saw Kristoff as a person who could be her friend (despite his grumpiness) rather than her boyfriend.
Before she actually meets Hans, Anna is briefly angered by the fact that his horse rammed into her and made her fall into the boat. But then when she gets her first look at him, she immediately becomes entranced by his handsome appearance and graceful, polite manners, especially when he helps her up and bows gallantly to her. Because his looks and charm quickly make a good impression on Anna, which then leads into their seemingly mutual attraction for one another, she and Hans hit it off right away (even in a literal way, because it started when she was hit by his horse! XD). Later, they spend the entire evening together, talking, dancing, singing, and getting along even more, especially because they appear to be so much like each other. When Hans proposes to her, Anna considers it the biggest, luckiest, and most perfect moment of her life, and to make it even more perfect, she, of course, accepts the proposal.
On the contrary, when she first meets Kristoff, Anna looks at him with some confusion, disgust, and even mild fright. But the reason why she does isbecause he looks like a scary snow monster and he doesn’t say hello to her or Oaken. He remains rude by refusing to make conversation with either of them, then gets annoyed and answers in a gruff voice when Anna asks him about the North Mountain (since he is trying to make a bargain with Oaken and is getting cross that he can’t). Shortly afterwards, Kristoff refuses to take Anna to the mountain until she reveals that she bought the items he wanted. Then while riding in the sled, Anna argues with Kristoff when he expresses his confusion and shock about her engagement, since she doesn’t see why it is a big deal or understand why he thinks it is. When the wolves pursue them, they continue to bicker over the matter, and Kristoff gets annoyed when she throws the lit blanket and tells Sven to jump. Finally, he becomes upset when his sled is destroyed, since helping Anna has caused all of this to happen.
So when Anna first meets Hans, they “fall in love at first sight,” and subsequently get along so well and so fast. Later, they only continue to get along and are not shown to have any arguments. In short, their entire relationship goes smoothly, flawlessly, and without any problems; it has been completely perfect, and so it means (in her mind) that it will always be perfect. Thus, it is why (among the other reasons that I have shared before) Anna thinks Hans is her true love. He is her living dream prince, though him being a prince is certainly not the sole reason of why she believes they have true love. Maybe she dreamed about having her own prince to marry, but it’s possible that Anna did not limit to that when she said she wanted “a chance to find true love.”
But with Anna and Kristoff, things are very much the contrary during their first scenes of being together. They do not form any real sort of attraction when they meet. Anna remains kind and friendly, but Kristoff is gruff and crabby, and only helps her because of a bribe. Nothing goes smoothly and perfectly afterwards because they don’t agree, and argue, about Anna’s engagement, then the wolves attack them. So because she and Kristoff had a bit of a rough start, completely unlike how things went between her and Hans, this is why she did not think she would fall for Kristoff. It never had anything to do with the fact that he is a commoner and she is a princess (who already had “the prince” as her fiancé).
But by the end, of course, Anna has learned a harsh lesson about how love was not at all what she thought it would be, especially based on her first impressions with both men. Hans may have seemed noble and polite, but he was really a ruthless, sadistic sociopath with a heart of ice (get the joke? XD), and her last impression of him included a punch in the face. On the other hand, Kristoff acted gruff and grouchy, but he was really a selfless, caring man with a heart of gold, and Anna’s last impression of him included a kiss on the lips. :D <3
What, in your opinion, makes Tangled a better story than Frozen? I love both, but I'm interested to read your thoughts.
OK, so this is a huge can of worms, but I guess now is as good a time as any to address this. This is all just my opinion and you do not need to attack me for having it, OK? OK.
The supporting characters in Frozen are so flat compared to the characters in Tangled. Anna and Elsa’s parents are so unlikable and we don’t even know them. But Rapunzel’s parents can make me cry without saying a word. More importantly, we know nothing about Kristoff. We don’t even get a little backstory bio, just little implications here and there and then we’re supposed to be happy he ends up with Anna at the end. And even worse are those stupid trolls. The movie would’ve been 50% better just by removing them. They were unlikable and annoying at best, manipulative and controlling at worst. Even Anna, Elsa, Kristoff, and Hans never really come to life for me - they always feel like animated characters. Whereas, watching Tangled, it’s easy for me to forget that Rapunzel, Flynn, and Mother Gothel aren’t real people.
The story feels muddled all the way through. Tangled weaves this intricate plot with the lanterns, the chance meeting, the deal between Rapunzel and Flynn, the lost princess twist. It’s not perfect - the deus ex machina involving the magic suns that are in all of Rapunzel’s paintings is not good - but it’s still well done. The story in Frozen just feels thrown together. Why is the Duke there? A red herring villain, OK, but that’s not enough. I feel like every twist and turn in Tangled has a purpose, but in Frozen they just were like, “OK, we need something to happen here or we need someone to fill this space.”
This might just be a personal preference, but I wanted a bigger climax. I love the recent twists on true love we’ve seen with Frozen and Brave, but all the ground work was there for someone to have powers that rival Elsa’s - either fire powers from Hans or some kind of spring/summer powers from Anna. This just felt like a huge missed opportunity.
I always lay out my arguments against Frozen and then finish it up with, “Except I love Elsa’s character and the soundtrack is fantastic.” I stand by the first. Elsa is amazing for so many reasons. But the soundtrack is… I mean, it’s good. I love “Love is an Open Door,” and obviously “Let It Go.” But I hate the gimmicks of “Do You Wanna Build A Snowman?” “Frozen Heart” promises an authentic, Norwegian-inspired sound that is immediately thereafter abandoned. “In Summer” is cute, I guess. “Fixer-Upper” has a terrible message, and as much as you might want to fight against it and say I’m reading the lyrics wrong and that it’s really about Elsa and all that, that’s great, but the terrible message is still sitting right there on the surface and that’s not good. I loathe ”Reindeer(s) Are Better Than People” because it’s so hokey and has to follow such an inspired song as “Let It Go” and totally kill the mood when listening to the music. And while I enjoy singing along to “For the First Time in Forever,” I can’t stand how contrived Anna’s lyrics are while singing about being gassy and wanting to stuff her face full of chocolate. Others find it endearing, and that’s fine, but it just feels forced to me. I love everything about the Tangled soundtrack, even if Mandy Moore’s singing is a little breathy. “Mother Knows Best” is perfect, and I love “I See the Light” so much.
My biggest qualm of all: the sloppy animation. Guys, it’s… it’s so, so bad. I’m not even talking about Elsa’s hair phasing through her arm, I couldn’t give a crap about that. It’s the expressions and the animation of the characters, the emptiness in the Arendelle architecture and background characters. So much care was put into designing the world of Tangled and its beauty. Years were spent specifically building a look for the film, crafting its feel and its world and its inhabitants, and that work shows. It’s a beautiful film. I read somewhere that they put effort into making it so that you could freeze the movie at any given shot, and you’d be able to put a picture frame on that shot and hang it on a wall as a piece of art. And I think that’s true. Have you ever tried to find a derpy picture of Rapunzel? It’s really hard. You have to catch her mid-blink or something. That’s just not there in Frozen. Elsa’s expressions are all over the place, even in “Let It Go.” You don’t even have to pause it to see her face stretch awkwardly and out of place. And this is everywhere in the movie. Another big place you can see it is when Anna punches Hans. His face retracts like rubber or something. If this happened in Tangled, the animators would have looked at the way a human face reacts to a punch and would’ve carefully recreated that. In Frozen, we just invert his face like Play-Doh.
This doesn’t even touch my love for The Snow Queen, and how great it would have been to have a female hero rescuing a dude in distress… There are plenty of fairy tales about sister, let’s use those for this, and use The Snow Queen as it is. But that’s… most of it. Once again this is just my opinion, you’re allowed to disagree, and you’re also allowed to refrain yourself from attacking me for disliking an animated movie, please please please. Thanks.
“In the theater, a lot of people cheered when Anna punched Hans, but it really turned me off to her character. I aspire to be a Buddhist nun one day, so I am against violence in all situations. Having a princess punch someone hard enough to knock the overboard was so out of character for her. It’s sad that Disney thinks punching is cool.”
If you did a Frozen Toriel princess that would be super cute xD Toriel as Anna and mabye Frisk as Elsa, Papyrus as Sven wold be just too CUTE
Ok, I did more pictures than I usually do, but there were a bunch of things I wanted to do! When I started this, I kept getting stuck on “Love is an open door”… I couldn’t stop rewinding cuz I like that song too much.
Hey, here’s something! Someone should totally draw a picture of Anna!Toriel Punching Hans!Asgore in the face!!
is still a double standard in Disney films. For example, that anon
who was mad at Anna for punching Hans (despite the fact that he tried
to murder both her and Elsa). The anon said it was a bad trait for a
Princess. But if Anna was a man like Aladdin or Hercules, I bet it
wouldn’t matter. It’s ridiculous that women, even in Disney films,
are held to a different standard than men, especially one that is so
stereotypical and unrealistic. Women have the right to defend