Enter Maleficent. Wow! Maybe it's the dark and creepy coming out in me, but I watched the movie and instantly said to myself, "Now that is a strong female character." I looked around the theater, you know to see if it was just me, and no one else seemed to be getting it, so let me explain.
First off, in Frozen, Elsa hides this amazing gift because others won't understand.Even her signature song talks about it with lines like "Don't let them in, don't let them see. Be the good girl you always have to be. Conceal, don't feel, don't let them know..." I mean what the hell? THIS is a strong female character for girls to look up to? Maybe it's just me, but sending the message that girls should hide any sort of talent or gift that isn't the "norm" just seems off to me.
Now back to Elsa, when she's finally had enough and her secret gift is revealed, does she stand her ground and claim her rightful place in the kingdom? Nope, she puts up an ice wall and runs away. Again, not exactly a sign of strength.
Shouldn't that be the more positive message as opposed to running away and hiding from the world?
Even though Maleficent has pretty awesome get ups, they didn't get their own scene.
So yeah, maybe it's just me, but if I had to pick the strong female character out of the two movies, it would be Maleficent.
What do you think?