DVD Review: Tangled {Guest Post}

A few weeks ago, I did a post about deceptive content in children’s movies and television shows.  I talked about some disturbing content that children are exposed to.  That post referenced a program that focused on several Disney films.  Today, this guest post by Janice Wald who blogs at Reflections, will provide a more positive perspective on a Disney favorite.  Be sure to stop by Janice’s blog to learn more about her.  See her information below.  

DVD Review:  Tangled
The title of
the movie Tangled could well indeed
refer to more than the main character Rapunzel’s hair.  Disney has “tangled” the plot of the Rapunzel fairy tale by having the
handsome prince actually be the handsome thief. 

The rest of
the plot seems pretty true to the traditional fairy tale: a beautiful princess
is locked in a door-less tower by a witch. 
The witch, needing to gain entry to access Rapunzel’s hair’s beautifying
powers, calls the story’s famous line, “Rapunzel, Rapunzel, let down your
hair,” and climbs it to her unsuspecting captive.
Disney has
scored cinematic gold with “Tangled” due to its music, acting, and plot.  First, Alan
Menken, who has contributed his musical genius to such Disney movies as “The
Little Mermaid” and “Beauty and the Beast” pens the songs.  One of them was actually nominated for an
Oscar.

Next, the
talented Mandy Moore and Zachary Levi from “Chuck” lend their voices to the
leads.  In fact,
Mandy Moore’s realistic acting and exuberant singing voice provide credibility
to the otherwise fanciful tale.

Finally, the
twist on the plot actually lends suspense to the otherwise predictably happy
ending.  For example, whether Rapunzel
will discover that the thief, who she is falling for, is a hero, and the woman
she’s always called “mother,” the witch, is actually plotting against her,
makes the last half hour of the film almost too intense for young
children.   The
operative word is “almost.”  Tangled is recommended for all ages.  Like the fairy tale it’s based on, this movie
should transcend the generations. 
My name is
Janice Wald.  I’d like to thank Tameka
for hosting me today.  More
family-related entertainment, tips, and blogging advice, and a free private
advice post just for signing up, are waiting for you at Reflections
, where I blog.