Friday, June 17, 2011

Review: Tangled

Name: Tangled
Film Maker: Walt Disney Pictures
Stars: (Voices of:) Mandy Moore, Zachary Levi, & Donna Murphey 

Disney animators take on the classic Grimm Brothers story of Rapunzel (Mandy Moore), a long-locked beauty imprisoned in a secluded tower by evil hag Mother Gothel (Donna Murphy), who needs the rejuvenating powers of Rapunzel's tresses to remain young. When a bandit on the lam (Zachary Levi) helps Rapunzel escape, the old crone plots to recapture her and end her budding romance with the thief in this Golden Globe nominee for Best Animated Feature.

Tangled is the 50th animated film to be produced by Walt Disney Pictures. There couldn't have been a better film to fill such a commemorative spot.

Growing up, I only ever liked two Disney Princesses and their movies; The Little Mermaid & Beauty and the Beast. I never liked the Disney Princes. They always felt like figures plugged into the story to create a plot. They didn't feel like characters. However, when I watched Tangled, I am now officially a fan of BOTH a Disney Princess and Prince.

Tangled is Disney's take on the classic story, Rapunzel. Here, Rapunzel's hair has magical powers of healing. This Rapunzel also has a huge taste for freedom. It wasn't the prince that "rescued" the princess this time, but rather an unlucky thief that was beat up and held prisoner by a girl in a tower. It was quite funny to see this twist!

After traversing across the land to find the lanterns Rapunzel was hoping to see, romance bloomed between the wanted fugitive and the homesick girl. [spoiler alert!] Rapunzel is then revealed as the long lost princess who was stolen from her crib so many years ago and is reunited with her parents, the King & Queen. Flynn (the fugitive) is released of his crimes and is allowed to wed the princess, creating Disney's trademark Happily Ever After story. [/end spoiler alert] 

I've already watched this movie three times and I don't even own it yet. I plan on buying it on blu-ray as soon as possible, and so should you! It's a great movie for all ages and you're bound to fall in love with the characters. (And the songs! :D)

I give the movie,  5 sporks!

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