PG-Rated | Duration: 1h 40min
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Romance
Story: Princess Rapunzel has been locked away in a tower since she was captured as a baby. Meanwhile, the Kingdom’s most wanted thief seeks refuge in her tower. Together they will embark on a journey where she is about to discover the world for the first time, and her true identity.
Stars: Mandy Moore, Zachary Levi, Donna Murphy
Director: Nathan Greno, Byron Howard
Writer: Dan Fogelman
Oscars: 1 Nomination
Review: Tangled sticks closely to the familiar Disney fairytale template. Based on Rapunzel by the Grimm Brothers, the film follows a young captive princess with magical hair. Her life changes, or as she sings “begins” when she meets a runaway thief.
Tangled has everything we have come to expect from a Disney Princess movie. That said, it is not dull or unfunny. The characters are flawed but likable and we have at last a worthy villain with a catchy song; something that was missing in the later Disney films. The animation in this film deserves extra praise. As one of the first 3D animated films by Disney, the animators had a real challenge ahead of them. However, they came through, with well-choreographed action and stunning landscapes.
We might not have a new Beauty and the Beast with Tangled, but we certainly have a truly enjoyable movie.
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