RATING 7.5/10 Bottom Line Disney’s 50 th animated feature film is somewhat feistier and fun than sentimental, making it a fresh, enjoyable romp, despite the dramatic weakness of the villain and Rapunzel’s plight. The Good The traditional fairy tale of Rapunzel forms the basis of this new animated film from Disney. The usual story is there, but the overall execution is much more fun and modern, with a feistiness that makes the whole endeavour fresh and engaging to watch. Rapunzel (Mandy Moore) is more a tom-boy type heroine who, despite being afraid of disappointing her apparent mother Gothel (Donny Murphy), is not so afraid of the world and goes on an incredible adventure outside her tower when dashing Flynn Ryder (Zachary Levi) shows up in her life. Although the film is computer generated, the filmmakers in this instance modelled their work on traditional oil paintings which gives the film a unique look; a somewhat quasi-hybrid of CGI and old-style animation. The...(Read More...)
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Cast: Mandy Moore (voice), Zachary Levi (voice), David Cross (voice), Jason Alexander (voice)
Synopsis: When the kingdom’s most wanted—and most charming—bandit Flynn Rider (voice of Zachary Levi) hides out in a mysterious tower, he’s taken hostage by Rapunzel (voice of Mandy Moore), 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.
Tagline: They're taking adventure to new lengths.
Release date: November 24, 2010
Studio website: http://disney.go.com/index
Categories: Animation, Family
Throughout the course of this review, I am going to attempt to make as many references as possible to hair and puns involving hair. Let's see how I do. There are very few times that an animated movie, not made by Pixar, generates a huge amount of buzz in my head. They usually tend to cause a lot of frizz. But for some reason, when I saw the first trailer for Tangled , I actually wanted to see it. I actually considered spending money on it! Preposterous, you say, no one over the age of 13 would comb through their wallet for money to sit in a theater with loud, annoying children! Well, I did, and I can honestly say I am glad that I did. (Even though I had to shell out extra cash for 3D. Stupid expensive movie tickets). Rapunzel , excuse me, Tangled is the story of Rapunzel. Everyone knows about the princess locked in the tower, who grows her hair out to incredible lengths so her true love can climb up into the tower and rescue her from, I don't know, being bored to death I...(Read More...)
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