They’re taking adventure to new lengths.
I am a self-proclaimed Disney nerd. Beauty and the Beast? I have the entire movie memorized. (That’s not a joke. It’s very true.) I’ve watched every princess movie and fell in love with their stories as a kid. But for some reason, Tangled just doesn’t do it for me. And I can’t put my finger on why. I adore Mandy Moore and I think the story is very cute, but I just don’t like it as much as I do Disney movies from the past.
Tangled, if you don’t know, is the story of Rapunzel. All her life, she’s been kept in a remote tower, away from everyone but her “mother”. When Flynn Rider, a common criminal, stumbles upon her tower, she knows this could be her way out.
I think it’s adorable. Flynn is hilarious in his attempts to sway Rapunzel from this path. A couple times I burst out laughing at what he said (which doesn’t always happen when I’m watching a movie by myself). I love that Rapunzel’s hair has special qualities.
I think part of my problem is the animation. It’s just not the hand-drawn awesomeness of older Disney movies. I liked The Princess and the Frog better than this, probably because of the drawing style.
I think the second issue I have with it is the music. There’s just no song, besides “I See The Light”, that really stands out to me. Disney movies almost always have a killer soundtrack and this one just hasn’t cut it for me yet. Man, I miss those old Disney songs…
Anyway, I think it’s a good movie. And probably one of the last princess ones for a while, if the rumors are true. Very funny. And guys love it! I have cousins in high school and college that watch it with their little sisters and love it.