February 10 2011
From the hard streets of 1970s Glasgow to the magical forest of the land of far, far away… gotta love how cinema can take you to so many different places!
Tangled
Directors: Nathan Greno, Bryan Howard
Cast (Voice): Mandy Moore, Zachary Levi (Chuck!!), Donna Murphy
Runtime: 100 minutes
Rating: U
Before we start, let me just enthuse about how much I love Disney. I love Disney. The cheesy songs, the complete escapism from anything remotely real… So good! 
Tangled is, of course, a Disney fairy-tale movie, so you might think that it’s going to be very predictable. And, to some extent, so it is. You’ve got your Princess Rapunzel locked up in a tower, denied her true destiny by the evil Mother Gotham, with a healthy dose of Disney magic and (admittedly pretty cool) sparkly 3D butterflies.
Happily, our heroine isn’t quite the timid wallflower often portrayed in Disneyfied fairy tales, though she can be slightly dim at times. The principal antagonist is also far more layered than your average crone, and has some amazingly funny quips in her songs - highlight of the movie: “Don’t be a dummy / Come with mummy!”
The soundtrack is great, the atmosphere sublime, and the plot generic but with interesting twists. (And a few requirements for you to completely suspend all disbelief… but it is Disney after all!) 
Overall verdict: go and see it. Now. 9/10.
See also: Princess and the Frog, Toy Story 3, Enchanted.

From the hard streets of 1970s Glasgow to the magical forest of the land of far, far away… gotta love how cinema can take you to so many different places!

Tangled

  • Directors: Nathan Greno, Bryan Howard
  • Cast (Voice): Mandy Moore, Zachary Levi (Chuck!!), Donna Murphy
  • Runtime: 100 minutes
  • Rating: U

Before we start, let me just enthuse about how much I love Disney. I love Disney. The cheesy songs, the complete escapism from anything remotely real… So good! 

Tangled is, of course, a Disney fairy-tale movie, so you might think that it’s going to be very predictable. And, to some extent, so it is. You’ve got your Princess Rapunzel locked up in a tower, denied her true destiny by the evil Mother Gotham, with a healthy dose of Disney magic and (admittedly pretty cool) sparkly 3D butterflies.

Happily, our heroine isn’t quite the timid wallflower often portrayed in Disneyfied fairy tales, though she can be slightly dim at times. The principal antagonist is also far more layered than your average crone, and has some amazingly funny quips in her songs - highlight of the movie: “Don’t be a dummy / Come with mummy!”

The soundtrack is great, the atmosphere sublime, and the plot generic but with interesting twists. (And a few requirements for you to completely suspend all disbelief… but it is Disney after all!) 

Overall verdict: go and see it. Now. 9/10.

See also: Princess and the Frog, Toy Story 3, Enchanted.

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