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They're taking adventure to new lengths.
When the kingdom's most wanted-and most charming-bandit Flynn Rider hides out in a mysterious tower, he's taken hostage by Rapunzel, a beautiful and feisty tower-bound teen with 70 feet of magical, golden hair. Flynn's curious captor, who's looking for her ticket out of the tower where she's been locked away for years, strikes a deal with the handsome thief and the unlikely duo sets off on an action-packed escapade, complete with a super-cop horse, an over-protective chameleon and a gruff gang of pub thugs.
Better than Frozen.
It's official. My heart is no longer a solid, but a liquid. The unrelenting and unforgiving adorability which Tangled marinates itself in has a 99.98% success rate of completely melting your heart - I have been informed. It's a smartly subversive adventure which stylishly modernizes facets that were customary in the source material. This bouncy re-imagining also considerably modifies plot points as to infuse a certain independence in the narrative - which is implemented fruitfully. The colours are wild, the characters are wild, the songs are wildly entertaining and the emotion is wildly substantial (in other words, I cried...a lot.....it was actually an embarrassing amount of tears). An exceptionally beautiful addition to the fairytale hierarchy.
Tangled is an incalculably sharp…
After the disappointing The Princess and the Frog we finally get the first decent traditional Disney story in years. It sticks closely to the familiar Disney fairytale template, some may find it a dated formula but I still think it works very well and it is not as if this type of film is that common in cinemas anymore. It does deviate in two clear ways; the lack of talking animals and a more ambiguous villain, and both changes work a treat. The two animal characters are fantastic, full of character but not necessarily taking over the film. They aren't overused to provide all the laughs like many comic relief characters often are. The villain is also excellent, she felt…
The Good: Endearing characters, especially the two animal sidekicks, Pascal the chameleon and Max the horse. Top-notch CG animation and designs. Excellent voice acting from Mandy Moore, Zachary Levi, Donna Murphy, and company. A bunch of genuinely hilarious moments. (Who wouldn't laugh at the closet scene or Rapunzel's bipolar montage?) A couple of really catchy songs ('When Will My Life Begin?' and 'I See the Light') by Alan Menken. The epic lantern sequence. Frying pans, who knew? High replay value.
The Bad: Nothing major.
The Bottom Line: Tangled is one of those charming, magical films that's simply impossible not to love. Great entertainment for all ages -- yes, even grown men and women -- and a welcome return to form for Disney. Recommended.
A little heavy on the singing, but its still better than Frozen.
Tangled goes back to the tried and true Disney formula that always seems to deliver. A nice balance between characters makes them all memorable here. Maximus was still my favorite though. Normally I'd ignore a film with such an obvious central love story, but a friend of mine said I'd enjoy it so I gave it a shot. Funny and heartwarming without putting the love story first.
I honestly thought I'd hate it after watching disappointments like Frozen. It doesn't quite dethrone WALL-E as my favorite animation. While the main character was naïve at least she had a reason for it unlike some previous Disney princesses. Even Flynn isn't some perfect white knight which is a nice change in that both characters are hardly flawless. Rapunzel doesn't exactly fit the damsel in distress model either as she can defend herself.
Impressive and a lot of fun.
And so concludes my annual (ok, semi-annual...ok, five times per year) rewatch of Tangled, a movie that I seem to grow more emotionally moved by with each and every rewatch. It's a film bathed in a beautiful, slight glow, and that's how it makes me feel...taken care of...joyous.
Tangled is the story of Rapunzel and a coming-of-age story for young girls who want to find out what they want from life, but it's also the story of Disney and how different this film is in so many ways from what they've done previously. The first thing that ever struck me about this film is that Rapunzel looks young, and not "hot" and young, but rather, she doesn't look like an…
Tangled was Disney’s first step into CGI animation and it works on some levels. Our main protagonist, Rapunzel, is your basic Disney princess. She is a free spirit that wants to be free and explore. Yes, we have seen it about 20,000 times before in most animated princess movies, but Mandy Moore injects some of her own personality into the character. She has this wide eyed innocence in the beginning and she slowly grows up and learns more who she really is throughout the story. The growth is nice and she even decides to fight back by the climax and make her own decisions about her life. Our male protagonist isn’t the best and this may be due to the…
Some quality Jokes in here, the chameleon is funny but the musical numbers always annoy me. Bitch looks better in brunette
I remember vividly watching this film in the cinema and coming out with a smile and a sense of relief. After what seemed like years in the wilderness Disney seemed to have got it right for the first time since probably the Lion King. It was about time. Frozen seems to have taken all of the plaudits recently but I felt that it was time to revisit this piece of work. The cartoon that brought Disney toons back from the brink...
It still holds up. Good songs, a great sense of fun, a fantastic evil mother and a memorable supporting cast that keep you chuckling throughout the movie, something again which Disney had failed to produce since the Lion King.…
Another Disney great . Loved this one . Starting to think I'm enjoying these movies more than my daughter . Up there with Frozen .
A fun retelling of the Nativity Story with Rapunzel as both the The Wise Men and The Child.
"I see the light."
Is it just me or am I the only one who remembers Disney movies from my childhood being so much....funnier?
Subverts the story of Rapunzel for a fun, enjoyable run of the mill Disney film. Still wouldn't say its worth seeing though...
Maybe it's because it didn't have as much hype, maybe it's because I had been more excited for it because I wanted to hear Zachary Levi sing back in the day. But honestly I always enjoyed this movie more than Frozen, I think it had a better story too.
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