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Prince Hans by suburbanbeatnik Prince Hans by suburbanbeatnik
Here's Prince Hans of the Southern Isles, from the new Disney blockbuster FROZEN. I am honestly not a huge fan of this movie-- you can read my review of it here. It had some good moments but it felt kind of weak overall, especially compared to TANGLED. The characters, IMO, were kind of bland, though they had potential.


Anyway, Hans here is the bad guy, and the idea of this doe-eyed pretty boy charmer being an ambitious, Machiavellian schemer is actually pretty cool, but the way it's carried out feels to me more like the scriptwriters reached the third act, realized, "hey, we need a bad guy!" and picked him at random. There's zero set-up to his eventual Face Heel Turn, which is too bad, because (at least in theory) it's an interesting idea. 

I didn't care much for the character design overall, so it was a challenge to take Hans here and make him look like the guy he's supposed to be.  As I started drawing this, I realized that Hans, with his pointy nose, round puppy eyes and big chin, looks a LOT like a very young Blackadder/Jeeves & Wooster-era Hugh Laurie, which cracks me up. In this drawing, he's dressed a la Rupert Friend in THE YOUNG VICTORIA, with poofy late 1830s hair too, since the costumes of FROZEN seemed be basically early Victorian in style (so it's of the more consistent Disney movies when it comes to fashion, at least).

Anyway, I'm not sure if the end result is more 1830s Bertie Wooster, or Mr. Bingley as a Dickensian social climber, or some combination thereof.  It was fun to do, at least!
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I didn't dislike it. There were some good scenes and songs. It was entertaining. I liked Josh Gad. I just feel it wasn't as strong as it could have been.

Glad you liked the artwork! DA is so quiet lately, I hoped my commentary would stir up a bit of chatter. :)
salierifemme91 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I know I know. What I meant was that I'm sorry You didin't like it all that much. ;P
For me, personally, it was soooo much more than entartaining, I was actually taken aback by many things in it and I couldn't disagree more with some of Your opinions, mainly the blandness of the characters or the off putting animation. I don't think "Let it go" is the only good musical number either. As for the plot holes - I can see Your point here, although I believe that saying Elsa's powers have been with her since birth (or something along the lines) is sufficient enough in a movie which, after all, couldn't be too complicated, it's an animation meant also for kids after all.
In fact, after reading Your review, I was reminded once again how much I loved the movie, along with my family and friends (even been twice), how I teared up, cried and laughed. It's quite interesting reading a commentaire so totally different from one's own feelings. For me, "Frozen" pulled all my emotional strings just right and I enjoyed it thoroughly, like I did with "Tangled" and after seeing it for the second time I came to love it even more than Rapunzel's story.
But, as I've written before, everyone is entitled to their own opinion and it's only good that people differ. What a sad world it would be if we were all the same. ;)
suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I'm old and I've seen a lot of movies in my day. It takes a lot to impress me.

Glad you liked the film so much! :)
salierifemme91 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Haha, not a teen myself. ;P In fact not a big fan of movies in general either. The only ones that do impress me are some animated fairytales, costume movies (although not all, of course) and some fantasy ones. I've got my picks. ;)
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