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Tangled (2010) “Archive”

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ORIGINALLY POSTED ON MAY 30, 2011

Rated: PG

1 hr 40 min

Budget: $260 mil

Worldwide Gross: $590,721,936

Rapunzel, Rapunzel, let down your . . .chameleon?

I just watched Disney’s Tangled and it was great.

So, you think it’s your typical Rapunzel fairy tale huh? Guess again. Disney does a great job making this bed-time story into a magical feature length film. And, one of the best parts of the film is the way Rapunzels hair actually becomes a character of its own. It twists, curls, hits, slaps, tangles and strangles. Her hair even shows emotion.

For me, animation films have recently and consistently been telling better stories than anything else out there.  The emotion that movies like Up and Toy Story 3 elicits from the audience is undeniable. Tangled is no exception. Tangled drags you in with memorable characters and a unique take on a classic fairy tale.

Tangled has some encouraging modern feminist themes, which is a good break from the male protagonist character that we have been getting in most Pixar films. Gothel, the evil witch, is a very unique multi-dimensional vilan. Her character is a play on the over-controlling mothers in today’s society (a force truly evil). She provides a nice complement to the dumb-witted henchmen, typical of every Disney movie.  If I had one complaint about the movie, it would be that some of the songs didn’t seem catchy enough. They were good, but a few years from now I don’t think I’ll find myself singing them in the car with the stereo blasting like I do with Aladin or Mulan. However, there are some scenes in the movie that made me so happy, I teared up a bit. Tangled is a great feel-good family movie. I recommend that it’s added to your DVD collection immediately.

 8.0

“Frying pans… who knew, right?”

On a side note, the production cost of Tangled is said to be $260 million. That’s the second most of any movie according to Wikipedia. How could it possibly cost that much money to make?

Last but not least, the best character was pascal. He kept everyone in line and ruled with an iron fist.

Movie info and Gross amounts from Boxofficemojo.com

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