Sunday, 14 May 2017

Tangled (2010)

Genres

Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Fantasy, Musical, Romance

Directors

Nathan Greno, Byron Howard

Country

USA

Voice Cast

Mandy Moore, Zachary Levi, Donna Murphy, Brad Garrett, Ron Perlman, Jeffrey Tambor, Richard Kiel, M. C. Gainey, Paul F. Thompkins, Delaney Rose Stein

Storyline

Kidnapped as a child by Mother Gother (Donna Murphy), Rapunzel (Mandy Moore) has spent her entire life in a tower, but now that a thief (Zachary Levi) has stumbled upon her, she is about to discover the world.

Opinion

I've been avoiding Tangled for years for a very simple reason, I was pretty sure it was just another Disney princess movie. And also because when I was a kid I loved the Rapunzel fairy tale and I was afraid this film was going to ruin it for me. But I was twice wrong.

The storyline is a bit different from the Grimms fairy tale, but that didn't bother me at all, neither did the fact that is pretty simple, clichéed and recalling a lot of Disney classics simply because the filmmakers were able to make that story compelling and engaging, and capable of entertaining an adult audience as well. Or at least he did for me.

Tangled's biggest strenght is easily the characters. They are very likable and well developed - although Rapunzel is the typical Disney princess - and each of them serve the purpose, especially the lovable chameleon Pascal and horse Maximus who both provide laughs throghout the entire film.

The characters aren't just lovable but they are also wonderfully animated. It's incredible all the details they all have, from the main characters to the minor ones. The settings and scenery are beautiful as well. 

And the voice cast also does a great job. With some great musical numbers/songs, they bring the story to life and they make the film more enjoybale.

5 comments :

  1. That's good to hear. I love the Grimm Fairy tales so I also avoided this one for the same reasons you mention. Actually I always thought Rapunzel was dumb because she was told not to say anything to the witch. She then tells the witch that she is much heavier than the prince to pull up. What a dumbass! I never understood, later, how she had twins when the prince found her. I found out, through censorship, that she asked the witch why her clothes were not fitting her. The witch knew then that someone else was up there. This made Rapunzel innocent not dumb. See how I go on...😀

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    1. I'm sure you'll enjoy this version.

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  2. I'm glad you enjoyed this one! I didn't think I was going to love it so much but the soundtrack might just be my favourite Disney soundtrack ever :)

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    1. Not my favourite soundtrack, I think that'll always be Tarzan's, but I loved it too :)

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  3. Wasn't a fan of the soundtrack at all. They fixed that for Frozen and it made a big difference for me. Did like the rest of it though, and Mandy Moore was an inspired choice.

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