Tangled Movie Review
Disney’s latest 3D animated feature film is Tangled, the story of Rapunzel starring the voices of Mandy Moore and Zach Levi.
Though it's set in a fairytale kingdom, Tangled offers a modern twist on the traditional Disney film, with contemporary humor that will make viewers laugh non-stop.
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The Magical Flower
Long ago, an evil old woman concealed a magical flower that possessed the power to make her young again. But when the pregnant Queen became sick, the kingdom’s men retrieved the flower and used its powers to heal the dying Queen. Their baby girl was born with beautiful blond hair that possessed the same powers as the magical flower, but only when she sang. Enraged, the evil old woman stole the baby girl from her bedroom one night...and the princess was never seen again.
Rapunzel was raised by the evil woman. She remained locked in a tall tower for nearly 18 years, watching the flying lanterns soar through the sky every year on her birthday. She wanted to see those lanterns up close more than anything in the world. But she couldn’t leave the tower. As her “mother” always said, the world was too dangerous a place for a young woman like her.
Flinn Ryder was a thief with big dreams—he wanted to own his own kingdom and surround himself with lots of money. After stealing the royal princess’s crown, the kingdom’s men were after him, particularly a feisty horse named Maximus. He escaped and hid in a tall tower, where he came face to face with Rapunzel. After knocking him out with a frying pan a few times, Rapunzel convinced Flinn to take her to see the lanterns. Only then would she give him back the royal crown.
The Bottom Line
Tangled is one of the best animated films of 2010. The animation is colourful and realistic. The story line is simple but perfectly executed. And the humor never stops, from the flirty and dirty old cupid, to the spunky horse whose personality seems more human than animal. Tangled is a must see for kids and adults alike!