12/27/2013 10:29 am ET

Frozen: Finally, A Disney Prince Who's A Disingenuous Dickweed


There are a lot of things to like about Disney's latest hit Frozen: the major relationship in the film concerns two sisters, it doesn't chase happily ever after in the traditional sense, and it also takes actual screen time to mock the whole idea of love at first sight as a reliable marker of future happiness. But the real SPOILER kicker: The prince in the film — Hans — is a Grade-A classic dickweasel.

Frozen, as you may know, is adapted from Hans Christian Andersen's The Snow Queen. Some of the choices in the adaptation have raised feminist eyebrows — namely, that the original involves a girl saving a boy and Frozen instead has a girl saving a girl (and who can forget that gaffe about how hard it is to animate women because of their emotions).

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