Saturday, 14 May 2011

Tangled - Rapunzel's hair raising adventure

'Tangled 'presented by Walt Disney - is a modern animated fairytale yet still traditional.

 Click the DVD to watch the trailer

Most of us are familiar with the tale of Rapunzel, the beautiful girl with the long enchanted hair, trapped in a tower by an evil witch who pretends to be her mother.

I loved this movie. I saw it in the cinemas. My boys enjoyed the 'adventure' too even if it seems to be all about a Princess. It's not.

Disney takes it a little further with a snappy comic fairy tale twist still retaining much of the original story.

When Flynn Rider (voice of Zachary Levi) a handsome thief, decides to hideout in a tall, mysterious tower, he is taken hostage by the beautiful sassy Rapunzel (voice of Mandy Moore).

Rapunzel 18th birthday is approaching.For as long as she can remember, Rapunzel, has wanted to see the outside world , wondering why floating lights appear in the night sky once a year coinciding with her birthday. 

Once again her wish is denied by Mother Gothel because "Mother knows best". Unbeknown to Rapunzel she was snatched from her crib as a baby by the duplicitous Mother Gothel (voice of Donna Murphy) because of the magical power of her hair. Rapunzel's 70ft golden mane is the source of youth for Mother Gothel. It also has magical healing properties.

Rapunzel longs to see the world beyond the tower and she hides Flynn's satchel from Flynn to coerce him into taking her to see the floating lights up close; while Mother Gothel is away.

The satchel contains a tiara he nicked from the very palace Rapunzel was stolen from.
What follows is a hilarious, action-packed escapade, with Maximus, a swashbuckling palace horse on the trail of Flynn , Rapunzel's Pascal (a pet Chameleon) and band of singing pub thugs, as we see Princess Rapunzel finally discover who she really is.

Some of the slap stick humour went right over the heads of the boys but it certainly keeps the adults gaff'awing. Alan Menken’s music and catchy songs 'I've Got a Dream' and 'I See the Light' complement the movie well.

This is one Disney family movie you will watch again and again.
Tangled has just been released on DVD, in stores 11th May, you can also win a copy here.

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Disclosure: I received a complimentary review copy of the DVD courtesy of Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment/Porter Novelli via Aussie Mummy Bloggers. No financial payment was offered nor accepted for this post. All opinions expressed are purely my own.

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