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So, I've seen Tangled twice since it came out. Let me start this post by saying that when I first started seeing the trailers this was my reaction; :<<< because all we saw of Rapunzel was her swinging around the tree and I passed her off as being unbearably ditzy.

As more and more trailers released, however, I started to reconsider my initial opinion. Am I ever glad I did!




characters

Rapunzel, as a character in general was fan-freaking-tastic and I have been told by several friends that she reminds them of me. She's adorable and energetic and just the right amount of curious/adventurous to make Belle and Ariel stand back and applaud and she's ballsy. I think they did a fantastic job picking Mandy Moore to be her voice, I loved all the ways she utilized her hair and seriously, get me that friggen conditioner she uses! And let us never forget the frying pan of doom.

Flynn. Oh my god. I wanted to dislike him from the trailers so bad because he was just... ugh. from what I initially saw. In fact, for the first half of the movie I still wasn't sold on him. But when we got the big reveal about him (which I'm trying not to spoil for anyone) I laughed so hard I choked on my candy. Seriously. Somehow, that simple revelation made him go from jackass to adorkable and how sincere he was by the end of the movie! He might just be one of my favorite disney boys.

Mother Gothel. Oh. Oh she is the best step mother disney has ever produced and reminds me a bit of Ursula, I think it's her conniving ways and her song number (which. I. ADORE.). The thing about Gothel? She does seem to really care about Rapunzel as more than just her magical tool, or maybe I'm just being wishful. I'm sure some people out there are pissy because there wasn't some sort of epic show down, and in fact the climax was very quiet as far as things go but how she met her end was just kind of a lot of chilling.

Maximus. The creepiest/most adorable horse/dog thing in existence. And a far better animal sidekick than Pascal (who I just found a little creeper tbh). Max was friggen hilarious through the entire damn movie.

Queen and King. I loved the fact that the few moments we saw them were silent. I think it really just drove home the emotions of their scenes.

Music

sdflksdjfl. I loved every song in this movie and it really felt like classic Disney. Everything from the "this is my life" song at the beginning to the BIG SQUISHY OH MY GOD DUET was amazing and memorable. Mother Gothel's song was sufficiently creepy and humorous at the same time and I'm not even going to really mention the bar song because it was so. friggen. adorably cheesy. (BUT THAT DUET, I SWEAR TO GOD EVERY TIME THEY START SINGING TO EACH OTHER MY LITTLE FANGIRL HEART WANTED TO EXPLODE).

animation

Disney had to make a program from scratch to handle the hair in this movie. I think it was entirely worth the effort especially sense hair played such an integral part of the story.

But even beyond that everything was just gorgeous and I almost wish I'd seen it in 3D. The forest looked warm and alive, the tower was stunning and all the tiny details on the clothing (Mother Gothel's dress has hearts all over it, I didn't notice this the first time through) everyone's facial expressions were top notch and God, when Rapunzel started crying at the end you could see the lashes gathering moisture AND HER TINY LITTLE FRECKLES ON HER NOSE WERE FRIGGEN ADORABLE :freckle kink:

I loved just about all the character designs, the fact that Gothel's hair wasn't straight or pulled back but so full and curly and as the power faded in her you could see the little streaks of grey.

I think there are very, very few complaints I had with this movie. The only thing that springs to mind right now is the fact that I take issue with what Flynn did to free Rapunzel. I get why he did it and what it symbolizes but still, that was a big choice for him to make that in the end really only effects Rapunzel.


WARNING SPOILER QUESTION FARTHER DOWN DO NOT READ IF YOU HAVE NOT WATCHED THE MOVIE YET












can her hair ever grow out again? 














SPOILER QUESTION IS PASSED, YOU MAY CONTINUE READING.



The first time I went and saw it was with a bunch of friends, two of whom I abused thoroughly throughout the movie with my happy fangirl flailing.

The second time I went to watch it was with my family. Mom cried at the big climax, Buddy is STILL running around declaring me Rapunzel :sigh: and Dad's only reaction was "it was weird." Which, really, is a pretty good reaction for him. All in all, I cannot WAIT for this to come out on DVD/Blu Ray

OH OH, AND THE FANDOM IS ALREADY PRODUCING SOME PRETTY GOOD FANFICS, I KNOW I'M SURPRISED TOO BUT THERE ARE QUITE A FEW THAT ARE SWEET AND FLUFFY!
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