My Take On Tangled – The Disney Movie About Rapunzel!REVIEWS | Nirasha Jaganath | December 3, 2010 at 3:35 am
We watched Tangled just over a month ago and I have to say if you are looking for an unbiased view, don’t look here. I loved it! I simply loved it. At the outset let me clear up any doubts that this may be a children’s movie – oh, it is that, and more. I am not a princess girl – I’m not. I am not exactly a tom-boy – I just never bought the whole princess-who-needs-a-prince-to-rescue-me kind of ideology. Now that I got that off my chest, I can share with you more about the movie.
Tangled follows the story of Rapunzel – but in an elaborate way. I only knew the short version – girl in tower with long hair gets rescued by prince. This story tells the tale of a queen who after painstakingly waiting to have a child, gets pregnant and is ill. There is a tale of this magical plant that has powers to do some amazing things and while the palace people search high and wide for it and older women (is she a witch too?) tries to use it to retain her youth. The palace guys get it, queen drinks juice extract from it and has baby with locks of beautiful long hair with magical powers. The witch (hey I am going to call her that as it sounds way cooler) tries to cut the hair and finds the magic “dies” so she instead takes the baby.
King and queen set of hundreds of lanterns each year on Rapunzel’s birthday to mark the day. Rapunzel yearns to see these lanterns from up close and to leave the tower – a no-no from the super youthful looking “mother”. Enter Flynn and all his suave is no match for Rapunzel and her frying pan. This princess is one that I simply loved for her sass and spunk. Sparks fly, adventures loom and emotions run amok (mother guilt anyone?) which all make for an amazing package. Did I mention it was in 3D? If you can, don’t see it without.
To put it simply, because I know you don’t have the time, I loved it and plan to see it again. The verdict from my 3 year old and 5 year old girls? I would ask them but they are busy belting out the songs , although poor rhythm with a hearty zest. I love it. I simply love it.
Disclosure: I attended a screening of the movie as media!