'Frozen 2': Will the Disney sequel be able to explain how Elsa can create life and fashion dresses out of ice and snow?
Els has the unusual powers of ice and snow. This is quite a relief, if you compare it to previous Disney princesses like Snow White and Sleepy Beauty, who waited for their princes to come and rescue them. This is where Elsa stands out
There’s no denying that Elsa from 'Frozen' is one of the most unusual Disney princesses.
While the other animated ladies were relatively damsels in distress who were just on the lookout for love, Disney thrashed its own stereotype with Elsa (voiced by Idina Menzel), and gifted her with a strong mind, and an independent and fiery personality.
Apart from this, she had the unusual powers of ice and snow. This is quite a relief, if you compare it to previous Disney princesses like Snow White and Sleepy Beauty, who waited for their princes to come and rescue them.
This is where Elsa stands out. She didn’t need a prince to save her. This is another cliché that Disney turned on its head.
However, Elsa's powers in 'Frozen' don't seem to be only limited to ice, to the extent that they seemed rather vague at points. Apparently, she can create sentient life and even fashion a dress for herself.
In 'Frozen', we watched Elsa create Olaf from ice and snow. Though the film did not explain how she had the power to imbue snow with life, this was a direct hint that there was more to Elsa's powers than she knew.
That's not it, though. Elsa also created the giant snowman Marshmallow in a moment of fear to keep Kristoff and Anna away from her palace. Was it over-the-top writing or just leaving some questions unanswered for the next film? Only time can tell.
Apart from creating life and building large palaces for herself, Elsa also managed to fashion a thigh-high slit dress for herself too.
While one can argue that it's possible that the writers got a little carried away with Elsa's ice powers in 'Frozen' and almost made her god-like, 'Frozen 2' does promise to chart out the origins of Elsa's magical powers.
It is much to be hoped for whether Elsa's magical powers will get the required explanation in the second film though. 'Frozen 2' will hit the screens on November 22.