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DVD Night: Tangled
Release Date: 27/05/2011
A movie that might not have been thought to have adults flocking in their numbers bashing down cinema doors to get to see it but upon those adults that took their 10-year old girls to watch rather enjoyed this little Disney charmer more than they would have anticipated.
Tangled is an all out swash buckling, laugh-a-minute rollercoaster ride of fun. For an animated, musical, action and adventure it sure packs a punch as the romance is believable, jokes are funny and the story knits in well together. One flaw is perhaps the score. It lacks any real spark and gives you the feeling that even though most of the film is well thought out and every tiny detail ironed out for our enjoyment, the music almost feels rushed.
And now for the story itself, it is based, rather loosely, on the Brothers Grimm tale of Rapunzel. It is centred on our young female protagonist stood behind 70 feet of long golden blonde hair, Rapunzel.
As a youngster, after receiving the unique gift magical healing powers from a mysterious magical flower, the baby Princess Rapunzel is kidnapped in her slumber from the palace in the middle of the night by the evil Mother Gothel. The movies main villain, Mother Gothel knows that the flowers magical powers are growing within the ever growing hair of Rapunzel and knowing that she poses a threat to her youth, kidnaps Rapunzel and locks her away in a hidden tower.
Our hero is now a teenager and now her magical hair has now grown to a length of 70-feet (to the point where it take loads of luxury hair dressing to maintain) and the beautiful, young princess has now been in the tower practically her whole life and unsurprisingly, is eager and curious to explore the outside of the confines of the tower. Hapless yet loveable bandit Flynn Ryder intrudes on this tower looking for loot and is in turn taken captive by Rapunzel. She then strikes a deal with the charming burglar to act as her travel guide as she embarks on an adventure to the place where the floating lights come from that has always left her curious on each of her last 17 birthdays.
Not wanting to give that much away as this is supposed to make you want to watch it rather than feel like you have. With touching scenes and highly likeable characters, it has disneys stamp all over and a definite to enter its catalogue as one of its best, or at least, its best for many years.
You will enjoy.