by Rick Grant
On my way to view this fairytale turned movie by Disney, I was expecting to be bored. However, the music and the funny animals saved this story for me and any other adults who take their 10 year old to see it.
The story is based on the Grimm fairytale of Rapunzel (voiced by Mandy Moore) whose Aunt steals her away and imprisons her in a hidden tower because she has magical hair that keeps the aunt perpetually young.
Her handsome savior is not a prince but a scoundrel and thief, Flynn Ryder (voiced by Zachary Levi) who stumbles on the tower. When he meets Rapunzel, he gets a frying pan to the head as his welcome. So, Rapunzel and Flynn’ relationship starts out badly but he tells her of the outside world that she has only dreamed about. This arouses her independent spirit.
The 3D animation is excellent with the attention to detail showcases Rapunzel’s hair. Her long locks appear incredibly subtle and real. The musical numbers are well written and performed by Moore and Levi, who are exciting and memorable.
Using a fairytale model is one of Disney’s finest tricks in producing a feature length animation. Savvy viewers can see story elements gleaned from other Disney fairytale adaptations.
The stunning 3D animation and the humor of the animals give this pumped up fairytale plenty of entertainment value and Flynn’s funny horse steals the movie with its canine like antics. The steed is more like a blood hound looking for Flynn.
Overall, this is another entertaining animated family film that will please parents and kids alike. The animation and music are impressive and the 3D is not just a gimmick.
Tangled movie review
by Rick Grant