Ralph has a big collection of Disney DVDs and we were surprised to find that we haven't watched Tangled DVD when we went through his DVD collection recently.
I was expecting this animated Rapunzel romance to be just another formulaic rehash of the girl with super long golden hair who is imprisoned in a tower with prince charming coming to the rescue story. You know the story of the timeless fairytale Repunzal. The evil sorceress called Mother Gothel keeps the girl around only because of that golden hair, which has the power to heal wounds, cure sickness and most important for Mother Gothel's purposes, reverse the aging process.
However, I was surprised and impressed with the extra depth of this updated version as issues and acting styles are tailored to current perspectives. Tangled is an action-packed, swashbuckling, animated musical comedy about an imaginative and determined girl - Repunzal (voice of Mandy Moore) behind 70 feet of magical, golden hair who is locked in a hidden tower longing for adventure and takes off on a hilarious, hair-raising escapade with the help of a dashing bandit (voice of Zachary Levi).
It tells a rousing love story that must overcome all manner of obstacles, it features great music and I was most enchanted by those graceful floating lanterns that waft through the deep night sky.
I adore fairy tales, even if Rapunzel was not my favorite. And hey, it was a good way to spend time and snuggle with my beloved in front of the TV!
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