Written December 29, 2010
A few years ago the technical wizardry of SHREK trumped the superior story telling of MONSTERS, INC. at the Oscars, and this may be one of those years. Early buzz has the wistful mixed bag TOY STORY 3 with a lock with Oscar voters who long for their lost childhood despite the monstrous children they show in that film, but the FAR more enjoyable experience, while still not without flaw, is Disney's deliriously enjoyable semi-musical rethinking of the old Rapunzel legend, TANGLED. The funny and yes, actually sexy animated leading man and his innocent but capable leading lady anchor a near perfect animated cast. The cavalry horse Maximus who starts as the hero's chief nemesis and winds up his best ally is a brilliant comic creation nearly matched by Rapunzel's faux "mother," a 21st century version of the classic wicked witch. When the "previews" are as good as TANGLED's, you usually think they must have pulled ALL the best parts, but this is one case where a film lives up to it's hype.
Written December 07, 2010
Utterly charming. Took four children under 10 and one teen. Really enjoyed it. Film was great and music was like seeing a live musical. Well worth seeing.
Written November 28, 2010
Written November 25, 2010
This movie is hysterical! This movie is funny and sensitive for children and adults alike, The humor holds the interest of adults, yet also hold the interest of even the small children. I even heard one child asking when they would be able to purchase the movie, which we saw on opening day.
I would recommend this movie to any and all children at heart, no matter your age. One of the best Disney movies in recent history.
Written December 14, 2010
This is a good story and a really cute movie. I have a 3 year old and this was her first theater experience. She will sit through movies at home that are pretty long like Shrek, etc. However, this movie started at 11:10 a.m. and we got out of the theater at 12:50 p.m. so she got a little restless towards the end but still did pretty well. All the kids in the theater were stirring with about 25 minutes left. Still a cute movie.