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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…
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…
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.
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.
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.
Watched this with, and because of, my daughter who is now 2 1/2. It's a fairly dull take on Rapunzel, and it had that Disney touch that made it a little extra bland. I don't know what Pixar's secret ingredient is, but Disney could not recapture it here. Zoe liked it well enough, but I could tell she wouldn't be asking me to see it anytime soon. For me, there was nothing at all that I liked much. Bleh.
Join us for the latest instalment of the Movie Matters podcast, as co-hosts Lee Howard and Michael Mackenzie don their tiaras and step into the realms of magic and make-believe to put the two most recent Disney princess animated features -- 2011's TANGLED and 2013's FROZEN -- under the microscope. In addition to discussing these two recent CGI blockbusters, Lee and Michael also discuss their own history with the Disney studio's output as a whole -- hand-drawn and computer generated -- and delve into the mailbag to present feedback from the listeners on their own personal favourite Disney princess movies.
The show also includes our now-customary "What We've Been Watching" section, in which we trade notes on films of note…
This movie is ridiculously enjoyable. I had low hopes after the disaster that was 'The Princess and the Frog', so 'Tangled' really blew me away.
Excellent voice acting, likable characters, lovely 3D (the hair animation is really impressive) and great story. I was a bit iffy on how the original tale would translate into Disney speak, but I shouldn't have worried (it was stupid of me, seriously); this is classic Disney, the way they used to do it, and I kept flashing back to 'Beauty and the Beast' throughout the movie. Is there really any higher praise?
Still think they should have gone with the original title of 'Rapunzel' though, but since that's my only criticism I figure it's no big deal.
Tangled is one of my favorite animated movies, it's just beautiful.
I never get enough of it, the characters are super fun.
It's a wonderful movie!
Disney did it again! Another Disney film that entertained me a lot! It's a classic fairy tale done Disney style again but it's done well. Rapunzel and Eugene are both great likeable characters, the animals don't talk and I like them more like that! Maximus is just the most awesome horse ever! There isn't a big song like Let It Go from Frozen but the songs are still nice although not that memorable. But that did not take away the fun I had with this movie, it just would've gotten a higher star rating with one.
If you haven't seen this one yet, well, where are you waiting for?
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