Tangled Movie Review

Tangled is Disney’s latest Princess movie, featuring an amped-up story of Rapunzel, thusly named “Tangled” because she has lots of hair, and also because the story is equally focused on a second main character, Flynn Rider, who gets all tangled up in her business.

The plot is a mix of the classic fairy-tale (Queen is having baby, gets sick and has to eat something to save her, baby is born and then stolen and put in tower) and a vibrant addition of new characters and action. Instead of a nameless prince, we get Flynn and the adventure he brings with him after stealing the crown of the lost princess and winding up in Rapunzel’s tower.

The adventure is fun, the animation beautiful, and story quite cute. The only thing stopping it from being a great Disney Classic are the songs with the exception of “Now I see the Light,” as they added very little to the story and weren’t in any way catchy or memorable. Also, Flynn gives a voiceover at the end which I thought was a little tacky, but only because it was kind of cheesy to give us the ends of supporting characters I cared nothing about. At least, I thought so anyways.

Also, on a sort of different note, when it comes to Disney’s leading ladies I’d just like to say that they always (except for Cindy, Snow White and Aurora all of whom I despise) get the mix of girl-power and femininity right. I know these days, it’s all about saving yourself and being self-empowered and whatever, but that doesn’t mean you can’t fall in love, make mistakes, cry, and be a girl. Rapunzel was a dainty blonde, but she also took a few guys out with a frying pan. A good mix, right?

All in all, I’d see this movie again and I’ll probably buy it when it comes out. It was definitely funny, I liked Flynn a lot and Rapunzel’s story was just enough princess and adventure to make me smile every time.


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