A new review from The Movie Snob
Tangled (B+). The latest animated Disney offering is a retelling of the story of Rapunzel, the girl who lives in a tower and has such long hair that it reaches all the way down to the ground. In this iteration, her hair also has the magical power to heal wounds and confer eternal youth, which is why a nasty old crone named Gothel kidnaped her as a baby and has raised her to believe that the outside world is a dangerous place she should never venture into. On the eve of her 18th birthday, Rapunzel gets her first visitor ever, a dashing thief named Flynn Rider, and adventures ensue. Although I thought it dragged a little toward the end, I enjoyed it overall, and it features wholesome Disney themes like having self-confidence, following your dreams, and making sacrifices for others. The animation is gorgeous–I saw the 2D version, and I hear that the 3D version is not worth paying extra for. And although there are no talking animals, Rapunzel’s pet chameleon Pascal is cute, and the horse Maximus steals every scene he’s in. Featuring the vocal talents of Mandy Moore (American Dreamz), Zachary Levi (TV’s Chuck), and many others.