Tangled: movie review
'Tangled' tells the story of Rapunzel in a classic Disney 3-D animated musical, with Mandy Moore voicing the golden-haired girl.
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Once upon a time, the Disney 3-D animated movie musical â€śTangledâ€ť was going to be called â€śRapunzel.â€ť But then the big, bad â€śPrincess and the Frogâ€ť had disappointing grosses and studio executives worried that maybe having â€śprincessâ€ť in the title of a movie was too girly.
Iâ€™m still old-school enough to believe that â€śRapunzelâ€ť is a fine title for a movie about, well, Rapunzel â€“ although kids (or their parents) unfamiliar with the original Brothers Grimm fairy tale might mistake it for the name of a German techno-rock band or a gluten-free pretzel.
As Disney animated features go, â€śTangledâ€ť is middling. Mandy Moore voices the girl with the 70-foot-long golden hair who is locked away in a tower in the forest with only a pet chameleon for a companion. Handsome suitors and wicked witches arrive on cue. A splash of blood at the end earned the film a PG rating, but itâ€™s about as scary as a spilled can of tomato paste.
With any luck, â€śTangledâ€ť wonâ€™t morph into a Broadway show. If it does, they should do the right thing and call it â€śRapunzel.â€ť Grade: C+ (Rated PG for brief mild violence.)