Thursday, June 5, 2014

The Truth About Frozen

This hour diatribe seems to miss the point of watching an entertaining movie.  All science fiction/fantasy deals with alternate physics that does not exist in the real world.  The audience is willing to suspend disbelief to watch an entertaining story.  If all stories only dealt with things that could be real (according to our current understanding) then we would have far less variety of things available to watch.  

Therefor magic does not represent madness, but is sometimes a metaphor for something else, such as Elsa having to hide her identity, in the closet sort of speak, and then later "come out."  

Magic also represents our desire for empowerment, i.e. to be able to do more than we are currently capable.  However, this desire to do more actually advances us as a species.   Some things that would have seemed almost magical in the world of Star Trek 50 years ago have come into existence, or may yet still come to pass.


John Coffey

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