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Tangled is Disney's reboot of the Rapunzel story. In it, bandit extraodinaire Flynn Rider becomes Rapunzel's ticket out of the tower she's been imprisoned in for the past 18 years because she has magic hair that heals and restores youth.

I will always, always be skeptic of CG animation and re-tellings, (Why? Because I'm an old fashioned kinda gal that way.) but Tangled is a wonderful, animated gem.

The characters are lovable. All of them. There is no token irritating character. What is it with Disney and their endearing villains? You have Maleficent, Ursula and now Mother Gothel, who says things like, "Look in that mirror. I see a strong confident young lady. Oh and look, you're here too!"

Maximus the Horse and Pascal the Chameleon. Your argument is invalid.

I was afraid they were going to modernize this too much, so I was thrilled when people still randomly burst into song and dance (Watch out for the pub scene. So awesome. All the characters in the pub stole the show for me.)

On that note, the music was a little on the mediocre side. (with the exception of the score in the dancing-in-the-town-square bit. It gave me goosebumps.) When the credits rolled, I could not recall a single song. They need to bring back whoever did, "I'll Make A Man Out Of You" 'cause that shit is catchy.

Also, frying pans! Who knew, right?

8.5/10 - Minus points for the soundtrack.


Great review!

Now where is the rating?

Teluete said...

Ay, required na may rating? :p

8.5/10 - Minus points for the soundtrack.

Claire said...

I was surprised with the mediocre music too since it's still Alan Menken. At the end of the movie, I was trying to rationalize that it might be more because of the lyrics. Or not. I don't know. I might just really miss Howard Ashman and Tim Rice. :P

I love Mother Knows Best!

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