Not only is it a fairy-tale or a fantasy but the legendary movie Tangled touched the hearts of many. The Disney animation is perfect for those who accept in the stereotypical view of gender, where men are men seen as heroes and lifesavers and the females are portrayed as the goddess princesses. The directors of tangled Byron Howard and Nathan Greno kept the absurdity as the main element of the movie to keep their audience entertained, amused and fascinated with music, plot twists and bright colours. However, no fantasy movie is complete without a villain, just like snow white and Cinderella the villain in Tangled is the main characters own mother, or so we think that she is.
We as the audience know the main plot, the fact that Rapunzel, a naive and young girl, is locked up by her overly protective mother. Her wish to escape into the world outside finally comes true when she meets the good-hearted thief, Flynn.
The princess uses her distinctive quality – her extensive, prepossessing, glossy, smooth hair. Her beautiful long blonde hair attracts many viewers, dedicated to a nationwide collection of viewers, genders and ages. long hair is seen as a gender stereotype. Men have short hair while women have long, men are sturdy while women are reliant- during the movie we often see that the princess spends all day combing and grooming her hair because of the unique length. This is targeted as a strong point for gender stereotypes and roles. The princess herself is called ‘Rapunzel’. The princesses name used to be the title of the ever-loved story book and movie however was rebranded and renamed by Disney to ‘Tangled’ as it was too gender orientated, as after the market research showed that boys do not like movies with girl’s names in the titles.
Why would you choose to miss out the incredible opportunity to watch Tangled? What could be worse? Not only is it something that people love, but during the movie you essentially drift away from reality – an escape, an escape into the fantasy world. Where its normal to see a flying horse, its normal to see towers and unicorns.
Donna Murphy who plays Gothel is portrayed as a wicked, ancient, hag does an incredible job at keeping a pretty face within the fairy tale. Her musical aspect brought the movie into its main element, as not to mention it is a movie with music and bright lights.
Tangled isn’t just a movie for people of all age and gender but again it escapes you into creativity. The moral of the movie is not ever let anything hold you back from achieving greater things. It’s about taking chances and taking risks. Tangled won’t disappoint its audience. Its cute theatrical songs sung by Mandy Moore and Zachary Levi will put a smile on anyone’s face.
People love the movie Tangled as it sets a scene it wants people to believe in themselves and push themselves to their limit. Rapunzel believes in following her dreams and she encourages others to pursue their passions, too.
Rapunzel lives in the tower with her mother and her best friend Pascal. Pascal the chameleon is the most adorable sidekick we’ve ever seen. He’s also a loyal and protective friend who isn’t afraid to express his honest opinions, which we really admire about him. Rapunzel shows her relationship with her pet and best friend as she doesn’t see much from the outside world being close to her pet is the only think she has hope for and keeps her occupied from taking her chances of escaping into reality against her mother’s will and wishes.
After Rapunzel escapes with Flynn and reunites with her parents its heart-warming and emotional to see how she gets along with her biological mother and father. Many viewers say that Rapunzel’s long hair is a metaphor for the long life that she has ahead of her. When she hugs her father, you can really see that the emotion is just there even after being separated from them for so many years. It just goes to show that happily ever after are real, and they do exist.
Eugene Fitzherbert, aka Flynn Rider, portrays his love for Rapunzel with cupcakes as he knows that’s something that makes them both happy. Tangled isn’t just a movie with ambition, aspiration and happiness, but it demonstrates a positive attitude towards relationships.