The family & I had the opportunity to attend an advance screening of Disney's Tangled yesterday, and I am reporting back to tell you it's a must see!
Even Reece, who initially balked at going to a "girl movie," enjoyed it. There was enough action and comedy to keep his interest, plus the 3D upped the cool factor.
Tangled is inspired by the story of Rapunzel. Meaning, there is a princess with really long hair who is kept in a tower...
...and not much else of the classic fairy tale remains. The story is engaging though, and we all enjoyed the characters and new twists. Max the horse was a particular favorite!
Rapunzel is a fairly decent example of a self-reliant princess -- she does as much of the rescuing as the unlikely hero, Flynn Rider.
I particularly enjoyed Zachary Levi's performance as Flynn...parents may recognize his voice from Chuck, while the not-quite-ready-for-prime-time set will know him from Chipmunks, the Squeakquel.
The score was composed by Alan Menken, and has all the charm of his previous Disney hits. The "I've Got a Dream" tavern production number was a standout, as was the villainous "Mother Knows Best", and Rapunzel's eager and catchy "When Will My Life Begin", knocked out the park by the talented Mandy Moore.
The animation is nothing short of stellar...in particular the scenes with water.
There are some suspenseful moments, narrow escapes, and creepy villains
but overall the scare factor on this one is low. Plus, this is one of the rare Disney films that doesn't kill off the poor mom...gotta like that!
Tangled opens on November 24.