Tangled: A Delightful Film with an Adorable Couple!
Technical advancements during the long six years of production made the characters' features much more lifelike than in, say, 2004's "The Polar Express" (not to pick on that film, which is fun just the way it is). "Tangled" also has an edge to it which may disconcert some viewers, with some violence and blood, but nothing that should disturb a modern viewer. The songs, while not particularly memorable, are performed well primarily by pop star Mandy Moore and help give Rapunzel's character an added playful dimension.
|Nobody - nobody - does castles better than Disney.|
Gothel, determined to regain the plant's power, kidnaps the baby girl and locks her away in a tower, naming her "Rapunzel." The distraught girl's parents honor her memory every year by releasing floating lanterns on her birthday. The baby girl, though, grows up hidden away, knows nothing of her abduction or real parents, and believes that Gothel is her mother.
|Lots of marriages end up like this.|
Rapunzel then sends Gothel on an errand that will take several days to complete. Rapunzel takes the opportunity to free Flynn and tells him she will give him back the tiara if he takes her out into the world to visit the pretty lights she can see from her balcony once a year.
|Pascal the Chameleon causing trouble.|
|But honey, I'll do the dishes next time!|
|Flynn with his "look."|
|"Rapunzel, Rapunzel, let down your hair."|
|I think it's a good likeness.|
|"Tangled" has gorgeous animation.|
|The evil Gothel.|
|Those are some big buck teeth!|
|Swing, swing, swing all day long!|
While not an epic instant classic like "Beauty and the Beast" or "The Little Mermaid," "Tangled" is a delightful new princess adventure that should satisfy most small children, though not every adult with a warped political agenda for them. Kids seem to like it, and the film was a stunning success at the box office, becoming Disney Animation Studio's second highest-grossing film worldwide, trailing only the internationally-focused "The Lion King."
|Isn't Rapunzel adorable?|
|Watch out for that wild hair!|
|Rapunzel is adorable all by herself!|