Tangled: Blu Ray Review
Released by Disney
It's Disney's 50th animated
And to celebrate, they're rolling out an
animated version of Rapunzel for the small screen.
Mandy Moore stars as the erstwhile long haired princess Rapunzel,
who's trapped in the tower by the evil Gothel (Donna Murphy). You see, Gothel
knows that Rapunzel's hair has the power to turn back time and make people young
again - and in true evil, godmother fashion she wants to keep that power all for
However, as Rapunzel reaches her 18th
birthday, she decides what she wants to do to celebrate is to leave the tower
and see the lights which appear every year without fail on her birthday.
(Unbeknownst to her, those lights are floating lanterns, launched by her parents
as they try to find her.)
Gothel says no - but
Rapunzel (and her pet chameleon Pascal) finds her life changed by the arrival of
thief Flynn Rider (Chuck's Zachary Levi) who is looking for a hideout.
Flynn is coerced into helping - and together, the duo
set off into the kingdom
Tangled is a good ole
fashioned Disney film - with songs within minutes of opening (complete with
catchy lyrics such as 'Don't risk the drama, stay with Mama' and 'I could be
called deadly from my killer show medley') it's clearly aimed at provoking a bit
of nostalgia within the audience.
But there's a
sharp deftness to the script which sees it veer from being a little too old
fashioned - and it's enlivened by great performances from Zachary Levi and Mandy
Moore who give their characters a real boost from their subtle vocal tones.
Good family fun and a sign that old school simple
story telling are still the Disney fortes and trademarks.
Extras: A 2 disc blu ray packs in deleted scenes,
storybook openings, extended songs, making of and a 50th feature - as well as a
DVD version of the film too