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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…
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…
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.
Much better than expected. Starts out a little slow but once Maximus the horse is introduced it stays good. Also, Pascal the chameleon is a great character as well.
Another sweet tale from Disney. And I will never get tired of their humor.
Rapunzel is not what she seems. Her hairs is magnificent and I bet that every woman would like to have her hair.
back to the Disney marathon, so close to the end....
Disney's return to the fairy tale forumula, using cgi this time. I think this one is great. As I said before, it goes back to the fairy tale mode that served Disney so well in the past but the humor and story feels fresh. The animation is stunning and the voice performances are great. I know everyone loves Frozen, which is well deserved, but this one is right up there for my money.
I only have a few more Disney movies to go until I'm finished. Gotta get started on my Marvel one in time for Age of Ultron!
I totally want to dismiss Disney at this point in their legacy. I am not saying that they can't produce good work, but compared to Pixar or Dreamworks, I have found myself more often unable to connect with their work. I get it. The next generation needs their classics. I understand why Frozen or Big Hero 6 may be appealing to younger audiences. Still, they are rather tame and my unfortunate desire for darker and more complicated fare has made it hard for me to get behind what has felt largely toothless.
It is kind of why I initially ignored this movie. I didn't really see much of a cast. Then you get coaxed into it and you find yourself…
"Did I ever tell you I've got a thing for brunettes?"
Wasn't really diggin' it until that horse showed up.
Not FROZEN. Not even close.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
I was glad my infant daughter had her head turned when Mother Gothel met her demise. Creepy and scary.
Every time Maximus was on screen, Olivia would run up to the TV and start yelling "neigh, neigh".
Chances are the first movie you ever saw was animation. Exuberant, colorful and full of wonder, animation is the stuff…