I found the music, overall, uninspired, though, with the exception of 'I've Got a Dream'. That was classic all around. I love the Cupid guy. And the animal sidekicks were, as usual, a highlight.
I liked that they gave some explanation for why Mother Gothel kept Rapunzel locked up and away from the world, and also a reason for never cutting the hair.
I adore this movie completely as I do with many Disney movies, and a prime example of how they continue to make great contributions to animation aside from Pixar. Let's dive right into the long list of positives for this film.
The characters are the strongest aspect, especially the leads of Flynn Rider and Rapunzel, voiced by Zachary Levi and Mandy Moore respectively. Admittedly Levi's Rider steals the show, but that should not demean Moore's performance by any means. Rider just pulls off a natural charm that captivates the audience, and his smolder is apparent throughout. His humor is the biggest draw of the character, and most times he quips flawlessly. My favorite line to show an overall view of Rider is when he is fighting the sword-wielding horse Maximus with a frying pan and says "You should know that this is the strangest thing I've ever done!"
Moving onto Punzie she is definitely a well rounded dynamic character. Her transition from a sheltered scared girl into a relentless woman is perfect, and representative of a more progressive Disney. Her tenacity makes you cheer throughout the movie for her to be victorious in her initially simple goal.
The action is engaging, particularly the scene in the gorge. The pace of being chased always keeps a sense of urgency. The villains are frightening and unpredictable, especially Mother Grothel. She is downright creepy and conniving, and when her plan is playing out you feel her strength. This leads right into the heart-wrenching finale bringing together a wonderful experience.
Nit picking the film leaves with only one complaint that some parts feel simplistic. Yes this is a Disney movie but some moments of over the top fantasy detract from the other stronger points in the film.
Also the scene with the King crying before setting out a lantern on the lost princess's birthday gets me every time, every time!
His beautiful; yet quirky captor Princess Rapunzel is a feisty tower-bound teen with 70 feet of magical, golden hair. Looking to venture out into the world and finally be part of the festival of lights she has longed for, she strikes a deal with the handsome thief.
She will return his satchel of contraband if he will help her to embrace the outside world. The unlikely duo set off on an action packed escapade discovering there is more than just what they can give back to each other.
Bringing to life to yet another classic tale but with a distinctively modern twist, Walt Disney Pictures presents Tangled; an adventure full of heart, humour and lots of hair.
Complete with a talking super-cop horse, an over-protective chameleon and a gruff gang of pub thugs, Tangled is sure to keep your little ones entertained this holiday season.
Published: The Queanbeyan Age
Date of Publication: 19/12/2010
I did like the lizard and the horse though