'Tangled' shines and sparkles brightly with storytelling, humor, characters and 3-D fun for everyone
Rapunzel (Mandy Moore) is kidnapped as a baby from the kingdom by a crusty old lady who calls herself Gothel (Donna Murphy) that wants Rapunzel from the healing powers in her hair. Gothel wants to use Rapunzel's hair to keep herself, Gothel, young forever. When the years go by Rapunzel has "A lot of hair" and close to her 18th birthday. Rapunzel wants to celebrate her birthday by going to see the floating lanterns from the kingdom, but Gothel tells Rapunzel that she is not allowed to leave the tower at all.
Meanwhile a sly thief named Flynn Rider (Zachary Levi) gets chased by the kingdom after stealing a crown. Flynn tries to find someplace to hide a finds the tower that Rapunzel lived in. Flynn goes inside the tower thinking that he's alone, but immediately gets knocked-out from a frying pan by Rapunzel. Rapunzel takes Rider as a hostage and hides the crown from him. Rapunzel tells Flynn that the only way he will get his crown back is to take Rapunzel to see the floating lanterns and take her home safely. Flynn makes the deal with Rapunzel and two will take you on a witty 3-D adventure along with two very humorous animals, a chameleon and a white horse that acts like a blood-hound rather than a horse.
'Tangled' has everything that most of the Disney princess movies always have, good storytelling, enjoyable songs, memorable characters, and humor for everybody to enjoy, but 'Tangled' has more than just that. The storytelling is delightful and finely told very well from the support of its character and songs.
I always liked that songs in the Disney movies and I adored most of the songs in 'Tangled' not all of them though. Perhaps the funniest musical moment in the film when Flynn and Rapunzel walk in a bar full of freaky looking barbarians singing "I Got a Dream". That's the musical moment I got the most laughs out of.
The scene with the floating lanterns playing the song "I See the Light" was fascinating to watch in the dazzling 3-D. My eyes could not look away from the screen during that enchanting scene in the film. You will love the floating lantern scene, especially in 3-D. That scene is the most memorable and beautiful musical moment and scene in the film.
I did not like the song "Mother Knows Best". It's not that the song sucked or anything, I just didn't like hearing the lyrics of the song bringing back bad memories of how me and my mother barely got along from how she thought how she used her actions against me, wasn't very pretty for me, but anyways. Other than the song "Mother Knows Best", I liked the rest of the songs.
Like the years past animated 3-D movies such as 'Desp*cable Me' and 'How to Train Your Dragon', 'Tangled' is meant to be seen in 3-D and only 3-D. The 3-D in 'Tangled' is brilliant, stunning and surprisingly entertaining to watch during every scene in the film. 'Tangled' isn't the best 3-D movie of this year but it possibly has to be to most entertaining and most dazzling 3-D of the year. You do not want to miss 'Tangled' in 3-D.
'Tangled' is a dazzling, entertaining, and lovable Disney animated achievement. I won't say that 'Tangled' is the best animated movie of this year (the best still remains 'Toy Story 3' also the year's best movie), but it's certainly one of the best animated movies, and not just one of the best movies of this year, but also one of the best of Disney's animated films. Still...my favorite Disney movies are 'The Lion King' and 'Pinocchio'.