So, here we are again. Another long couple of months and a long dry spell for my movie-going. That sounds awkward. Hmm. So anyway, some of you may already know that I’ve been a bit addicted to a particular film of late – it’s called Tangled. Heard of it? It’s known for it’s overwhelming awesomeness mostly. But also for it’s epic-awesomeness. Herein follows my humble review:
I know, I know, sucker for Disney. Especially fairy tale musicals. After 5 viewings, I figured it’s about time to write something down about why I would possibly spend so much time in a theatre with such dismal sound and video quality. The short answer is characters + music + plot. It’s quite appropriate that Disney’s 50th animated film contains so many elements of other classics like The Little Mermaid (young, naive maiden and the sassy villainess in black), The Hunchback of Notre Dame (the forbidden "road trip" and overprotective parental figure plus the dashingly handsome rogue), and even Beauty and the Beast (seriously – magic glowing flower, amirite?). It gives the characters a familiar feel while throwing them a more modern, snappy script and some fabulous voice actors. (Shout out to Zachary Levi – the man can sing! Who knew?) Same with the plot – some bits seem almost recycled, but tastefully so. And the music. /sigh Alan Menken can do no wrong. Seriously. After seeing it just once, I had "I See the Light" stuck in my head for days. It’s all genius, especially the lively, jig-like dance, and never fails to get me emotionally swept up in the moment. And the visuals aren’t too shabby either! Rapunzel’s hair looks incredible – major kudos there – and the floating lanterns rising above the city never fails to give me chills. So. It’s awesome. End of story.
And that’s all she wrote. Seriously. Hopefully I’ll be shuffling my blog to WordPress in the near future – just as soon as I copy down the lists that MSN is absolutely too incompetent to move. Gahh.