Tuesday, April 26, 2011


Directed by Nathan Greno, Walt Disney Animation Studios, 2010/11. Starring Mandy Moore, Zachary Levi, Donna Murphy, and Ron Pearlman.

Genre: Animation, Comedy, Romance, Fantasy, Family, Musical

Question: How many of you dreamed about having really long hair when you were little girls? I certainly did but nothing like the hair in Tangled.

Tangled is the 50th animated feature for Walt Disney Studios, and I was pleasantly surprised by this film when I took my kids to see it. The tale was one I will admit I never read when I was little. So finding out why Rapunzel was in the tower in the first place and seeing she is rescued in the beginning of the story, I discovered The Brothers Grimm were pretty good storytellers.

But leave it to Disney to add songs to an already fun story. Some of the songs were pretty catchy and I believe “I See the Light” was up for an Oscar. But this film didn’t seem oversaturated with songs, which was refreshing.

However, the most surprising part for me was finding out that it was funny. I found myself chuckling, along with my kids, during many of the scenes. 

Mandy Moore and Zachary Levi both did a great job voicing and singing for their characters. But I really liked Levi’s character – Flynn Rider. A funny and enjoyable character, one I wasn’t expecting to like from the previews. However, Maximus, the horse, may have been the best character of them all.

The animation was spectacular. It may have been one of the best animations I have seen by Disney so far. Even if you aren’t into the story of Tangled, I recommend it just to see the animation.

My favorite part: How funny it was.

My least favorite part: Nothing comes to mind right now.

Did the previews ruin it by showing too much? No, not at all.

Rating: PG
Length: 100 minutes

Review: 8 out of 10


Callista said...

As I said on your FB page, Tangled is GREAT for adults too. Maximus the horse was HILARIOUS!

I am now following you from SheBlogs follow group.

Tired of Previews said...

Thanks for stopping by Callista - You are so right. He was great!


One Blondes Ramblings said...

Best movie EVER!!! lol (little play on words there from the movie) I honestly must say this is now currently my most favorite movie. Ah a grown up whose fav movie is a child's disney cartoon. Yep all is right w/the world LOL

Thanks for stopping by my site. =)

Tired of Previews said...

LOL! I get it!! It was a surprise to see how good this was - really!


Crunchy Frugalista said...

My kids so want to see this movie! I am your newest follower from Wired Wednesdays! So nice ot meet you. Hope to see you soon at Crunchyfrugalista.com

Tired of Previews said...

That's good to hear - hope you enjoy it!