Just something I need to get out first: the title looks annoying with every word’s first letter in capital, doesn’t it? Oh well.
So, why do I say this? I know Olaf’s cute and kind and has hisown group of fangirls and all that, but seriously, he’s a tad bit creepy in my opinion. And he’s not even conscious about it! And I’m going to give evidence to this!
First of all… his first words.
“Hi! I’m Olaf, and I like warm hugs!”
He likes warm hugs. Need I explain any further?
Then, of course, the song he sang. That’s. Just. So. Wrong. Again, no explanation required.
Thus far, “warm hugs” show hospitality and Olaf didn’t even know what heat felt like. And what it does to frozen things like him. I don’t really blame him. Still, while the other kids (and even adults) find him just another talking dead thing from Disney, I move back just a little to ponder about how sick the concept of Olaf’s character is.
In Disney’s defense, it’s the type of character that sells. The innocent and unknowing (main or main-ish) protagonist. Olaf’s not the only one. Disney Princesses aren’t even always aware of the danger they’re in, or what their prince has done to save them.
For example, I don’t find it impossible that Aurora a.k.a. Briar Rose laughs at Prince Phillip when he says he had to fight Maleficent as a dragon in order to save her. And I won’t blame her either. It may sound exaggerated to her, and she doesn’t know any better.
But in Olaf’s case, he actually had a chance to realise the danger of heat and get away from it! Or at least prolong his time before being melted.
It’s that heartwarming scene when he helped Anna warm herself and said she’s worth melting for.
Honestly I also went “Awww” watching that part but my mind kept bugging me. Olaf’s not supposed to be stupid, right? WHY DIDN’T HE STAND A BIT FURTHER FROM THE FIRE!? He could’ve gotten a feet or two away from the fire and still be there for Anna. Plus, if he really did want to keep her safe, he’d do a better job if he was around longer, wouldn’t he? Just… think about it.
These are the kind of thoughts I have when watching any kind of movie. “Why not do (insert alternative) instead?” “Did he/she really have to say that?” Believe me when I say that as much as I love my brain for humoring me, I’m also pissed at times because it won’t let me watch most movies and read most books in peace.
My overall love for Frozen is nowhere near the category “severely damaged”, but it definitely takes out some points for Olaf.