Film Theory: Frozen 2 is DANGEROUS. Here's why.Jun 01, 2021
You know, sometimes I'm listening to a Disney song and I can't help the similarities it has to something else. Now I can't play the samples
herebecause you know the copyright, but you can search for both songs and listen to them. do it yourself or heck. I'll put some of my favorite examples on Twitter if you're interested in matpat GT because Twitter is the wild west and anything goes t
hereeg I'm constantly confusing the tangle opening when will my life begin? with the pinball wizard, those guitar chords and beats are undeniably similar, then there's the lion sleeps tonight, which really sounds a lot like the zulu chant song Jubei, oh wait, that's a true story with the tragic result You're interested in that dark little secret, but probably the weirdest thing comes from our topic today Frozen.
Do you know that haunting call that Elsa hears in the song towards the unknown that makes her go to explore the north? Derived from composers Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez of the D s heard a part of the traditional Catholic requiem mass and you know what other
frozenmovie prominently features DC Ray The Shining in earnest right at the beginning of the movie, does does this mean the two of them potentially share a universe no no it doesn't but does it mean i've now wasted an enormous amount of this movie where Elsa discovers a haunted ice hotel and then is chased by Olaf as he attacks her with an axe , Yes Yes? count the years of elsa olaf hello internet welcome to
theorythe show that ventures into the unknown every week to dispel the fog of uncertainty that separates us from the outside world so that extended metaphor probably didn't make sense if you haven't seen
frozen- but don't worry it hardly makes sense if you've seen frozen - so nothing lost nothing gained anyway talking about frozen - continuous sequence alert it's no secret I've thought about this movie a lot wondering everything how cold does it have to be to freeze elsa?
The tip she taught Kristoff's reindeer to sing must have been Christoph and where do all those electric guitar riffs come from when she's in the middle of the woods? ATS radness, but one thing that stands out the most in this movie is Olaf, who is said to evolve from being a naive magical snowman and a frozen one to the version we see in this movie where he's the equivalent of a little kid who's swallowed a few twenty pixy sticks and he insists on telling you every thought that crosses his mind and well that might seem annoying but it still gives us one of the most memorable scenes of the two frozen and the best jokes where Olaf tells some of his favorite science facts, it's like random as it sounds and I can only assume it was included because the writers had seen a crazy list from WatchMojo and really wanted to show that they had done the research for this movie.
I'm used to watching Disney movies and really have to think about what
theorypays off in that movie so I didn't really hand it over to Disney on this one, thanks for the help. on an icy silver platter, so in today's episode of
filmtheory we're looking at Olaf's science facts frozen, and determining how well Disney is teaching our kids is 2020's equivalent of Bill Nye the Science Guy or is he selling a bunch of onion level Snapple data the answer is actually more nuanced than you might expect the number one turtles on the right side can breathe through their frozen bodies to finish off your little list of data with a joke but I'm starting with one because we're fancy AF here on movie theory and surprisingly but respiration is a scientific fact when turtles hibernate in the winter they need very little oxygen to sustain themselves so Instead of breathing in and out with your lungs, oxygen from the water that passes over your little Toshi turtle can penetrate their bodies to breathe in a process known as drespiration.
Chloe's coal it's not just turtles that do it salamander frogs even some snakes can do it I don't know how you learn about that in the pre internet snowman days that little fire lizard you just met might not want to going to sleep with you he's probably stalking him for science number two no wombats test squares look what i did there i pooped one number two it's another one of those little intellectual details you can expect unlike the disney content now first a small detail a square is a two dimensional shape with zero thickness so no poo or squares however if all squares mean cubes then yes this is indeed another science fact we know for a fact that wombat Duty is in little blocks that look like this, even the weirdest scientists aren't a hundred percent sure how wombats do it, I mean we're wasting or all this money trying to get us into space, and yet we can't spend money investigating the really important questions: how wombats can dump their droppings in Cuba.
Let's get down to science anyway, most think that wombats use cubes to identify territory and little blocks are fewer. this is likely to go away this is gross but mildly interesting which fun fact was the working title of the show when we started at number three you know we think four million times a day get back on track Olof that's great sci-fi in fact it's not. even close to being right, humans blink a lot, usually 15-20 times a minute and considering we're supposed to be asleep for seven hours a day, that means we're blinking about 20,000 times a day on average orders of magnitude away from Olaf's number to get to four million Olaf, even if you never slept, you'd still have to blink more than forty-six times a second, unless you're an insomniac whose eyes mimic strobe lights.
You're not blinking four million times a day. I literally have no idea how they were able to come up with such a wrong number. Anyway, number four is that you know that men are six times more likely to be struck by lightning. I can not say that. the numbers are necessarily perfect but we'll call it a scientific fact according to popular science between 1995 and 2008 men accounted for 82% of all lightning deaths in the US Could it have something to do with chemistry of the body of men? Is Zeus just trying to reduce the male population so he can seduce more ladies from earth?
Actually a much simpler explanation in sailor jay's immortal words because men are stupid. camping when there's a lightning storm and you wouldn't realize that's when they're being attacked so if you're outside in the lightning storm the chances of you being the one to get hit by the light go up significantly tning when it hits someone it really is something shocking I know and finally number five did you know that water has a memory? It is a true fact that many dispute, but it is true. I saved this one for last because hey, this isn't just Olaf science fact. it's pretty much the entire thesis of the movie that there are these elemental energies that connect us with the past and with other people and that water has it water has memory water has frozen really wants us to believe that this is true water has memory what is is it fair to say that water has anything that can be remotely classified as memory, well that's a more complicated question and the main topic of today's theory is does water have memory and what would that mean if it answered that question as the answer to Most Weird Questions Begins in the 1980s.
Elementary 80s Guitar Riff in 1988. French researchers Jacques benveniste. The results of a study in the scientific journal Nature that showed the surprising capacity of water. or remember the substances that had been in it before the study was called degranulation of human basophils caused by a very dilute antiserum against IgE hoo boy aren't you excited to read it? The news team started by isolating some very small amounts of human antibodies that attack bacteria and viruses in the body, then they diluted those antibodies in water to the point where the antibody concentration was effectively zero, obviously they were still there, but they were surrounded by so much water in the sample that the solution should have been no more reactive than plain water, then he stirred the water, which is fancy science talk, since they shook it really hard before taking samples and testing them by introducing what are known as basophils. a type of white blood cell that reacts to the presence of antibodies and basophils reacted if that was for science before it's basically a mount this.
I'm allergic to dogs, so I walk into an absolutely huge room. A huge room. Think like a room the size of an airport hangar. Chihuahua, I walk in and boom, I sneeze even though it's a small dog in a huge room that wouldn't make me sneeze that's what happened in this test basophils sneezed in a giant room where there was only one dog in essence benveniste part his findings with this analogy cites how to shake a car key in the river going miles downstream extracting a few drops of water and then starting the car with the water and quote benveniste stick to science i will handle the explanatory metaphors one sucked like you Even managed to confuse me further with that one anyway, his conclusion was that water remembers what it contains and what has happened long after those materials are no longer presidents of water, therefore th The short version of water has memory and Jacques Benveniste wasn't the only one to conclude this either in the mid 1990s, a man named Masaru Emoto claimed he could change the way water crystallized based on what s types of emotional energies that water had. has been exposed in his tests, he exposed water samples to positive words and pictures, words like love and appreciation and pictures like elephants and shrines, as well as negative stressors like heavy metal music and words like dumb, you suck when it comes to samples of water. you're a big drip i've seen toilet water that's better than you should be ashamed of yourself you're the worst water in the world sounds stupid but basically this amounts to a man telling a glass of water to die and calling In science then it would freeze water and take pictures using a high-powered microscope lens.
He found that water that received positive feedback froze in elaborate geometric patterns, while source water that was contaminated or had been exposed to other negative stimuli froze in distorted ways. He reported these findings in a best-selling book called Messages from Water and toured the world to discuss and present them, so apparently water not only has memory, but also has not-so-fast feelings, you see, Jacque benveniste's findings were a bit worrisome to the staff at the journal Nature, on the one hand the idea that water could have memory was a monumental and groundbreaking finding, on the other hand it was just an experiment and completely blew up on In the face of a number of established scientific principles of physics and chemistry, so nature took the middle ground when they published the study, they chose to include an editor's note before the article telling readers to suspend their judgment until the results could be replicated and verified and not only that the publisher went a step further, he assembled a great team of scientists and skeptics to perform tests and one of the as people was a man by th The name James Randi now if you've never heard of this guy he's literally one of the coolest guys ever.
James Randi was a magician turned professional skeptic. He developed the $1 million paranormal challenge. anyone who could prove the existence of supernatural phenomena, in short, used that million dollar bribe to lure the fakers onto television and then completely submerge them in public. When the team applied some controls to Benveniste's study, the results could not be replicated, so Nature published a notice questioning their initial results a month after publishing it. Since then, multiple teams have tried again and again to replicate the memory of water findings but to no avail as all of us in the age of social media know once you put out a juicy headline for people to read like water has a memo ry that's what's going to stick not the redaction that occurs a month later, while Masaru de Moto's findings have never been published by a scientific publication, mainly because the whole thing was not done in any scientific way. the guy drank some water from a lake he drank some water from a tainted body and wow the tainted stuff froze in a really unnatural hold well no something tells me those results aren'tthey were related to the slipknot you were playing on repeat for the water and it's not just me saying that by analyzing the messages from the water dr.
Harriet Hall concluded by citing that emoto's popularity is a sad commentary on the scientific illiteracy of our society his work is a morass of factual errors misconceptions misinterpretations metaphors and nonsense claims he writes in the language of magical thinking and superstition not of science and cites non Harriette cheese and in 2005, another study that directly addressed the structure of memory in water determined that water molecules can change their structure and build upon one another, but that those structures have extremely short lifespans for cita from that paper liquid water essentially loses memory of persistent correlations in its structure within 50 femtoseconds a femtosecond is 1 million a trillion of a second on a scale a femtosecond is two a second as a second is 230 1.7 million years water also has a memory technically yes, but its memory is much worse than e Dorries overall it's pretty safe to conclude that Olaf's big claim in Frozen 2 is in fact science fiction now this may seem unnecessarily picky to some of you ok so Disney spread the truth about the scientific facts big time deal why are you complaining about fact vs fiction in a movie with a magical melting snowman and yes I understand that criticism and the idea that water has a memory and there are spiritual connections to nature is pretty spot on for Disney heck mallanna is pretty much all about humans having a connection to water, but there is one difference which is that Moana and the original frozen don't claim to be invoking the fact i In fact, she goes a step further and says that many do. they question, but it's true that he's actively telling the audience to ignore the skeptics, and more importantly, the real science we just covered is very easy to spread. onion in your sock to flush toxins out of your body, yes that's a real thing that has been widely circulated on Facebook and no amount of logic or rebuttal will change your mind when next Christmas smells like the back of a burger. it's that kids watch Disney movies with the same level of blind faith, so when a movie tells them hey here are facts and it's being communicated to them through a character they know and love and trust in a movie they could see dozens of times they are likely to hold those beliefs for years they won't wonder where they got those beliefs in the first place the good news is i don't believe Anyone who believes that water has a memory will really hurt you but it's the beginning of everything .
If Disney really wants to invoke science and their stories, then they have to be very careful what they say is fact. promote replication and independent verification of the science we hear about to make sure it's credible and not just there to get some headlines, so the next time you're watching Frozen, with the family, remember to have a detailed discussion with any child who is present about the scientific method and replication standards. I'm sure they'll thank you or you know they're more likely to tell you to let it slide, but hey, that's just a movie theory and it cuts you short.
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