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Old December 20 2010, 02:06 AM   #21
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Re: Disney's "Tangled" (alias "Rapunzel") - review thread


hmm ok, well i just saw it, to be honest I found it pretty average. It wasnt as bad as I feared, the Shrek-like advertising made it seem much worse than it was, but I dunno, there was nothing that really surprised me. The characters were all pretty much cookie cutter Disney tropes. Im amazed how much love there is for the horse, he reminded me of every other Disney sidekick horse(Pegasus, Kahn, Samson, Phillip, etc...)

Its funny when Flynn made his surprise move at the end I thought, wow wouldnt it be really sad and heartbreaking if Flynn actually does die for finally doing something unselfish for once in his life, what a life lesson that would be for Rapunzel, it would be such a bittersweet but poignant ending...thinking of that idea, it even choked me up a bit, I got all teary... then I realized, wait this is Disney, its not gonna happen! sure enough he gets saved at the end zzzz. Yeah I know, what did I expect from Disney? but maybe after years of being a Disney animation fan & seeing so many of their, & their competitor's, films, Im just wanting more from an animated film these days. I mean at least Princess & the Frog had the guts to kill off a sidekick & How To Train Your Dragon disabled its hero at the end. I think at some point there should be a real sense of loss that the characters experience so that once you get the happy ending you really feel like it means something.

Also, I do wish I had seen it in 3d. I think I might have enjoyed it more. Some of the art was really nice(loved all the painted detail on the walls) & really seemed like 3d would have given it even more depth. Unfortunatley my eyes are messed up right now(dry eye syndrome) & I dont think i couldve handled the 3d.
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