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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.
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…
Even better than the fairy-tale...
Tangled is a rather stunning, beautiful achievement.
I'm turning soft.
Disney take on the Rapunzel fairy tale and my 3 year old loved it
I'd say ' decent enough' it does what disney should :)
This is weird but I really enjoyed this movie... Maybe it was because the person who was with me at that moment.
Me and my girlfriend have always been massive Disney fans, therefore there aren't many of the films that I haven't seen, however for some reason Tangled is one of the films that slipped through my fingers.
Once again Disney prove that they are the masters of family entertainment, combining child friendly comedy and story telling and adding plenty of subtle jokes that go right over the heads of children, one of them being the ability to parody a fairytale whilst still being able to deliver a great traditional fairytale.
The supporting cast of mute animals add the perfect touch, as they are just as good at delivering comedy without speaking, where for example Donkey in Shrek's comedy value comes from…
Great. Particularly for an animated film. Particularly when analysing the gender representation within it.
From an old Infocom text adventure: the daughter of the king is cursed (by an evil sorcerer? I forgot...) and turned into a 45 degree angle. The hero must save her. On his journey he finds a) a tube of entangling cream, b) a T remover. Then he encounters a rabbit (near an oasis if I remember correctly) - one test of the T remover turns the rabbit into a rabbi who walks away into the desert, preaching. And: tadaa! the entangling cream is transformed by the T remover into enangling cream, the princess saved from her miserable fate as a 45° angle and everybody lived happily ever after.
That said, Tangled is OK, neither particularly bad nor inventive (albeit I liked the bloodhound stunt horse).
By the way: does anybody remember from which Infocom adventure the scene is from? (this is not a test, I actually can't remember)
The only song that was catchy was the one with the lanterns. The movie was pretty boring and predictable until that scene
Uses the typical Disney fairy tales formula in a very good way .
Full of sweet cliches and likable characters .
I like re-watching it with my little sister every now and then .
The exact same thing doesn't go for Universally-much-more-beloved " Frozen " .
A blast from start to finish. It doesn't play with the Disney formula too much, but lampshades what works about it while also just being darn entertaining.
A smart redo of an old story that still holds up as a visual feast 4 years later
This film is also privy to some of the greatest facial expressions I have had the pleasure of beholding in CG cinema, and that's saying something,
Flynn Rider's real name is Eugene Fitzherbert, and he complains that his wanted posters make his nose look too big. Sounds like someone is trying to hide their Jewish heritage.
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