Yes!! Finally, someone said it! God bless whoever made this!
"He had no choice but to let her die" ? What? If it was anything like you said, and he actually did love Anna, then 1: His kiss would have saved Anna anyways, and 2: Even if it didn’t and letting her die was the only option, he sure didn’t seem to have a problem hurrying up the process by putting out the fire and at the same time crushing her heart telling her his grand plan for the throne. If he cared about her at all he would have at least have done what he could to slow down her death or find someone who could help.
He didn’t originally plan for Anna to die because it wasn’t necessary if all he had to kill was the Queen, but now that Anna was dying then he had motive to get rid of a potential witness to his plan. Anna meant nearly nothing to him other than a tool to get to the throne.
Don’t, DO NOT, claim Hans loved Anna in the canon story. What he did was not love, it is abuse and deceit and attempted murder. Don’t make it tragic and romantic by saying he had no choice. He did, and he chose to kill her and her sister with little remorse, he wasn’t forced to do anything. Nothing he did was out of love. Sympathize with his background and upbringing and what had to happen to make him a villain, not with the choices he makes as a villain.
Fucking hell it’s just a film. It doesn’t even have real people in, it’s animated.
First of all, the medium of the story doesn’t impact the content of the story, I’m critical of animated and live-action films alike, there is nothing wrong with dissecting characters and story just because it isn’t real life. Stories have real-life parallels, applications, and/or impacts, in fact that’s what literature class is for. It’s not that I’m obsessing over characters that aren’t real, it’s that I’m analyzing the character to show the intention behind his motives as they realistically pertain to the story as opposed to how they may be perceived, which said perception could have an influence on how similar situations in real-life may be seen.
Secondly, seeing that a sociopathic villain coldly murder and abuse the protagonist and claiming they did it out of tragic love isn’t right, especially when the creators specifically stated he did not have feelings for her.
Pixar + last lines
Keep calm and love the hobo Nick <3
AFTER ALL THIS TIME? ALWAYS <3