Rapunzel is a quirky, lovable character set in a tug of war. On one end, Mother Gothel expects Rapunzel to be the eternal Fountain of Youth. Set on the opposite end is Flynn Rider, a smooth talker with a jerk-y bravado to cover a gentle interior. Rapunzel does not really care about either one, at least initially.
Rapunzel just wants to see the “floating lights” that grace the skies every year on Rapunzel’s birthday.
You crying yet? “Tangled” is a story flowing with compassion and beautiful vocal music, serenading us along as we experience Rapunzel’s growth in life and exposure to the outside world. We will never forget “Mother Knows Best”.
Disney overdid themselves in creating the animations, carefully crafting each frame and presenting a tight, impeccable picture. Well, they did spend $260 million, but we forgive them.
Zachary Levi and Mandy Moore voice the protagonist duo, fleshing out the characters with their remarkably stylish voices, easily seducing us into each of the character’s story without losing their touch when they break out into song.
I pray this is not the end. Give us more, Disney!
“Tangled” is a 9/10.