I've seen it. It has some very high moments alongside some moments that're...well, pretty bad. Overall I thought the character development was excellent (seriously. Rapunzel needs to be Ariel's best friend) and although I wish they had developed Flynn a little more, I was satisfied. The visuals, to me, were the best part of the film (but I'm an art freak so take that with a grain of salt!).
The worst: the song lyrics. Most of them were catchy and fun to listen to but some lines made me want to throw popcorn at the screen. The main problems were forced rhymes and vague lyrics, sometimes that didn't even have anything to do with what was happening in the story. There were too many cliches sprinkled around, even for a Disney movie. I mean, A Whole New World gets chided for its cheesiness all the time, but at least all its lyrics (even the cheesy ones) are relevant to what's happening. Tangled slipped up on that at some points. But that said I've listened to the soundtrack over and over, and I love it. Alan Menken is a genius, although Glenn Slater both hit and missed big time in this movie.
I saw it with my sister and...I LOVE IT!!! The movie is so well done! The plot is original-I can tell that Disney really put on creative work into it. It had emotional and depth in a lot of scenes-something that you wish the Princess and the Frog had. (The Princess and the Frog had stuff that felt like a rip-off of The Little Mermaid, and a few other Disney films). In Tangled, the character development of Rapunzel and Flynn was done well. They and other characters have distinct personalities-nobody was a rip-off of the past disney or pixar characters. Rapunzel is adorable and artistic. Flynn is a sneaky, funny thief, who just happens to get 'tangled' with Rapunzel. Pascal was really cute! I like how he hangs out with Rapunzel. Maximus, was super funny because he was all out to get Flynn and give him a 'kick in the pants.' XD I thought the songs were stronger in Tangled than the Princess and the Frog songs. In Tangled, the songs seem to advance the plot more than PatF did. Additionally, I like how Alan Menken managed to make the tunes like rock songs without being too modern. I thought the love song was really sweet! This movie is so much fun that me and my sister want to watch it again!
Awww, that's sad Rachel. But it's coming out on DVD in a few months so you'll be able to catch it. IIRC it's coming out at the end of March, but I could be wrong.
Because I am such a good college student, I just finished mounting a Tangled poster on my dorm room door. The front side, where everyone can see. I saw it in the store when shopping for other things and was all OMG *snatches*
Post by ladyofrohan55 on Jan 25, 2011 15:32:31 GMT -5
I loved Tangled, Ive been a huge fan of Mandy Moore for so long as well as Disney, I had to see it. Honestly, the trailers do not do it justice, imo. It was sweet and I loved the music and the characters. One thing my boyfriend pointed out as well, which was great, is that the villian did not posses magical powers (besides the obvious ;-) )
Post by fridamoonbeam on Jan 25, 2011 18:02:34 GMT -5
I kind of doubt this is going to be the last Princess movie, personally. Sometimes putting out statements like that helps motivating people to go to them
Tangled has done really well so far and will only do better with the DVD sales. The creative team has been a lot better then recent years of animated films. Plus, animation is just what Disney does best
On a side note, the second picture in that article has Mulan in it......dont get me wrong, I love Mulan but shes not a princess! But then again, technically, Belle and Conderella are not either (by marriage only) but I love them so its ok :-P
Post by fridamoonbeam on Jan 27, 2011 15:01:38 GMT -5
I remember that article lolz. It was published a couple days before they released Tangled. I'm not saying they're lying but I think with the recent success of the movie I'm not convinced they'll shelve the fairy tales just yet lolz.
I mean Dreamworks movies are popular and not all are as irreverent as Shrek (please don't mention Shark Tale!) so I'm just gonna wait and see. But if they do choose to then we still have alot of great ones to re-watch ^^
I think its crap the culture is trying to force people into maturing when they're just not emotionally ready for it. Its one thing to want your kids to be more responsible and starting early with that. Its also another if you want to use the things you view as a teaching tool for them, but even then you need to be good about explaining it.