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Friday, May 27, 2011


Movie Review:

Big Sister lent me the movie "Tangled" the other day, and I finally got around to watching it. I "did" want to see this one, but I should have been forewarned. I had only seen one trailer, and from that I knew it was a new version of the classic "Rapunzel" tale, which I do remember reading as a kid. The part I liked in the trailer was the rather comedic bit with the horse, that reminded me of Prince Philip's horse in the Disney classic "Sleeping Beauty". The drawing of the characters and animation wasn't that great, but all in all, this would have been a pretty good movie... if it wasn't for ... the... singing.  I wasn't prepared for that, so it threw me off. I'm just not a fan... of those movies, animated or not, where anyone or any creature bursts into song, and/or dance. Notwithstanding the singing and dancing bits, there were some touching moments. I ended up getting a little sappy and teary eyed a couple times, for instance in the scene when the slightly aging King shows his emotion as he misses his daughter, and with some of the dialogue between Rapunzel and the thief / saviour / love interest guy. (I can't remember his name now.)  Hmm.... The evil "mother knows best" woman seems somehow somewhat familiar.

Oh... and in one of the major scenes, the lanterns floating up into the sky reminded me of those coloured mini-marshmallows all lit up and glowing.


Ryan said...

I'm not a big fan of creatures bursting into song either except for the Shrek movies which were hilarious...yes I'm a big kid!!

Spockgirl said...

I may have only seen the first and second Shrek movies, but yes, they were hilarious. If there was singing in them then I have managed to block it from my memory. I am also now trying to think of any movies that I do remember that had singing that I DID like despite the singing. Perhaps it is the high-pitched voices that rub me the wrong way, like the mice in Cinderella.