On Saturday, I was invited to an advanced screening of Disney’s Tangled, which opens everywhere on November 24th.
I’m probably not the most objective critic since I’ve been a Disney fan since the age of three when I first fell in love with their animated movies at a special screening of Snow White. Since I’m a sucker for Disney films, I took two very sophisticated critics with me to the screening: my 11 and 12 year old goddaughters. They loved the movie and want to go again with their friends when it opens.
Tangled, a retelling of Rapunzel, is not your traditional princess movie. This heroine is feisty and independent, and she’s not waiting around to be rescued by some prince. When the kingdom’s most wanted—and most charming—bandit Flynn Rider (voice of Zachary Levi) hides out in a mysterious tower, he’s taken hostage by Rapunzel (voice of Mandy Moore). Flynn’s curious captor, who’s looking for her ticket out of the tower where she’s been locked away for years, strikes a deal with the handsome thief and the unlikely duo sets off on an action-packed escapade, complete with a super-cop horse, an over-protective chameleon and a gruff gang of pub thugs.
Tangled is Disney’s 50th Full-Length Animated Feature, and it is worthy of the hype surrounding it. I had a chance to watch the film in 3D, which really adds to the fun and justifies the added expense of viewing the movie in the theater rather than waiting for the DVD-version. If you’re looking for a fun family film for the Thanksgiving weekend, I highly recommend Tangled.