Saturday, November 27, 2010

Tangled


This is the 50th animated feature film produced by the wizards at Walt Disney, and it is colorful, funny, poignant, exciting, anf fulfilling. It is not the best of the fifty films; the humor doesn't equal that of Aladdin, the music falls short of Beauty and the Beast, the story is a little bit thin when compared with The Lion King or Sleeping Beauty. But we saw a full theater with kids and adults alike leaving with big smiles on their faces. And that's what it's all about, right?

The 3D imagery is rich and beautiful. Mandy Moore provides the voice of Rapunzel, who has been trapped (enslaved?) in a tower since she was a baby. Her accidental rescuer, Flynn Rider (but that's not his real name!) is voiced by Zachary Levi. And then the scenes are populated with a very emotional horse and chameleon along with legions of funny soldiers, misfits and so on.

We're not ashamed to show up at the theater to see a G- or PG-rated film (this one is PG) even though we don't have any kids along with us. After all, if it's the best movie out there, why not? And it is the best.

Brooke: A
Grant: A

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