Sunday, January 23, 2011

Disney's Tangled

It's been a while since Disney based a story from a classic tale in tradition of The Little Mermaid and Beauty & The Beast. Tangled is based on a classic tale of Rapunzel, a girl with a long hair, imprisoned in a tower. The tale expanded further with good results just like any Disney classic tale. 

In the story, Rapunzel dreams of leaving the tower without her mother knowing and enlists the help(or forced him to help) of a dashing thief, Flynn Rider. The villain is not like any other villain that Disney had. The villain was like any antagonist from a soap opera but just as manipulative. 

Like any Disney heroine, Rapunzel's character is very modern or ahead of their time which is not usual for their time period and very feministic. Examples of Disney women empowerment are the following: Belle's(of Beauty and the Beast) pursuit of knowledge and Jasmine,that she should decide who to marry. Like her predecessors, Rapunzel seeks to experience a world outside her tower even if her mother forbids her to. Tangled's humor is also smart and wholesome since this is a family movie. 

As any Disney tale flick, you can expect some music from Alan Mecken, who brought you your favorite songs since The Little Mermaid. The music in the film can be enjoyed watching only when viewing the movie but I can't have it like a Last Song Syndrome or LSS. It is not like when Mecken's co-music writer, Howard Ashman was still alive. The 3D is very much used in the film especially in the action sequences. I recommended this film to watched by the whole family. Featuring the voices of Mandy Moore, Zachary Levi, Donna Murphy, Ron Perlman, etc. Disney's Tangled is distributed by Walt Disney Phils. and it will be shown in cinemas on February 2. Photos courtesy of Walt Disney Phils.

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