Kristoff From 'Frozen' Is Being Called The Best Role Model For Young Boys
Disney princes from the past all have a few common characteristics: they're unemotional, macho and they nearly always end up saving the day.
But Frozen 2 makes a welcome change.
The film - which enjoyed a healthy £272 million opening weekend - is being praised online for one character in particular: Kristoff.
Filmgoers and critics alike are praising Disney for presenting a "healthy" masculinity with his character, and people are saying that all young boys should be taken to see the film.
In the film, Kristoff is portrayed as a loving, supportive and emotional male character.
He supports his partner Anna and recognises her as a strong female, telling her "I'm here for you, what do you need?" instead of taking over.
In another scene, he comforts his soon-to-be sister-in-law Elsa as she comes out as gay, tenderly giving her dating advice.
Furthermore, Kristoff gets his moment to shine with 80s soft-rock solo 'Lost in the Woods' which is a powerful love ballad to Anna.
It's rare to see Disney Princes' - and men in general, for that matter - allow themselves to be that outwardly emotional, so it came as a welcome moment for fans.
"TAKE YOUR LITTLE BOYS TO SEE FROZEN 2 AND MAKE SURE THAT THEY'RE PAYING ATTENTION TO KRISTOFF BC HE'S THE ROLE MODEL THEY ALL NEED," tweeted one person.
"Kristoff's character arc is healthy masculinity. Thank you Frozen 2 for giving us the best Disney prince, and our younger boys a new role model," echoes another.
"can we appreciate how frozen ii said "toxic masculinity?? screw that." and gave kristoff a power ballad about his feelings? IMAGINE ALL THE LITTLE BOYS WATCHING THIS," wrote a third.
Even Kristen Bell, who voices Anna in the flick, praised Kristoff's character, saying it's her "proudest" thing about the film.
Speaking on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon, the 39-year-old said: "The thing I'm proudest of is the way they represented Kristoff.
"Little boys don't often see representation of other boys having really big loving feelings."
"And there's also two lines that I love. He rescues Anna at one point, it's in the midst of battle, he looks at her and the first thing he says is 'I'm here, what do you need?'
"He doesn't say 'stand back I've got this' and I stood up when I first saw it. Does anyone know how profound that line is?!
"And then in the end, Anna apologises for something and Kristoff says: 'It's OK my love is not fragile.'"
More princes like Kristoff please, Disney.
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