Movies about/starring women. I originally started this list just as a reference for myself, but hopefully others will find it…
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…
Walt Disney Animation Studios' 50th animated feature does carry the label of the most expensive animation film ever made but it is also noteworthy for reversing the odds in the legendary studio's favour for Tangled marks the commencement of Disney's Revival Era and begins the studio's long-awaited resurgence towards its lost glory.
Tangled tells the story of Rapunzel, a young princess whose magical hair have healing properties, for which she was kidnapped by an old witch who then raises her as her own child. Having spent her entire life in an isolated tower, Rapunzel is curious to explore the world outside, and ultimately leaves her home to embark on a magnificent journey of self-discovery.
Co-directed by Nathan Greno & Byron Howard,…
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.
My girlfriend got to choose a movie tonight and well, it at least was a lot less annoying than ‘Frozen’ to start off positive. Depicting the well-known story of Rapunzel, ‘Tangled’ is perhaps the most self aware Disney feature to date, which in the introduction was a bit obnoxious, but which also resulted in some funny scenes later on. As such, this was a bit of an in-betweener in that it oscillated between finely worked out self laughter and the overly common random songs and dances. And not that I’ll burn a children’s movie to the ground for having them, but boy this plot sure made use of some deus ex machinas in order to overcome the bits and pieces…
In development at Disney for a number of years by animator & director Glen Keane, Tangled--previously known as Rapunzel Unbraided--took the pushing of legendary animation exec John Lasseter and a team of new combined forces to bring to the screen in 3D animation, yet retaining the classic 2D aesthetic that marked many of Disney's fairytale successes this very clearly takes a cue from, such as The Little Mermaid, Aladdin & Beauty and the Beast, which also had music from Oscar winning songwriter Alan Menken. His work, and the work of directors Byron Howard & Nathan Greno, doesn't quite match those classic 90's pictures, or the even more legendary animated Disney features of old, but often times it really does run them close. Tangled…
Tangled is a real mile marker for Disney animation. With this film they regained prominence and seemingly stole all the originality and quality Pixar once possessed. It's a movie that follows the classic Disney Princess formula, but slowly makes the Princess herself a strong individual instead of a total damsel in distress (although this movie only takes baby steps in that direction.) Rapunzel is a goofy character that reflects some of the strange quirks one might acquire being locked in a tower for well over a decade. She gets a lot of the laughs and Mandy Moore gives her a very sweet and innocent voice. I think Zachary Levi has a good voice for the wise-cracking Flynn Rider, a definite…
One of my all time favourite Disney films. It's colourful, hilarious and heartwarming all at once
i'm disney trash and this is one of the best
Watched in February 2011
Tangled is Disney's latest animated feature which had a name change before release, being originally titled Rapunzel and the film tells that classic fairytale. Before she was born Rapunzel's mother becomes sick, but a special flower helps her survive and gives Rapunzel magical hair. But a old woman who discovered the flower and uses it to stay young, kidnaps Rapunzel after she finds out her hair has the same power as the flower. Rapunzel is kept in a tower and her new 'mother' makes out that it's too dangerous outside for her to venture. But fascinated by an annual light show Rapunzel becomes intrigued by the outside world, which she finally gets to see when young…
The gorgeous animation, the music, the voice acting... What else do I have to say? Although the plotline was a bit cliche at parts, it is easily forgiven when looking at the movie overall. I love the characters, even the villain ("Mother Knows Best" is definitely one of my favorite Disney villain songs!), and I have to say that this is probably my favorite of Disney's recent movies.
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Personally, I think Tangled is one of the best Disney films as it incorporates cliche elements like falling in love and that sort of Damsel in the distress feel. But it also includes niche things like Rapunzel being forced to stay in the tower by her mother which breaks the expectation as it's a woman who is making her stay and typically it would be a man who wanted her to leave. Also this story has a moral on the way of making your major dream come true ( as cliche as it sounds) you can discover other dreams like Flynn Rider who at first wanted to be rich but when he meets Zel and hangs out with her he…
It’s finally time for Disney’s 50th animated feature, Tangled. This is a movie that I think you could say looks like it’s in 3D but to be fair, its 2D is 3D’s clothing. It’s interesting how they called it Tangled to keep a gender neutral audience, but it works well enough. However, there is something I’d like to address regarding our last 2D animated film, The Princess and the Frog had compared to this film, but we’ll get to that in a minute. What is it about this film that worked while the Princess and the Frog didn’t? First let’s take a look at the story. And it’s rare that I say this, but the story to this film is…
A Disney tem grande fama por por na grande tela muitos contos de fada clássicos, colocando inicialmente figuras femininas como donzelas em apuros, necessitando de uma força masculina para ser salvas e realizarem seus sonhos. Bom saber que, atualmente, essas figuras tem ficado cada vez mais fortes e mais independentes de homens, mas ainda gerando filmes divertidos.
Quando um bandido em busca de um esconderijo encontra uma moça com grandes cabelos loiros, ela se aliará a ele para poder realizar seu sonho de ver as estrelas que se movem. Ao mesmo tempo que tentam fugir de bandidos e uma bruxa, os dois começaram a ver que uma bela relação entre os dois começará a crescer.
Temos aqui a história de…
I got my hair cut ridiculously short and that got me thinking about all of those scenes where a woman…
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