I have no idea what the hell I’m doing writing about Tangled, the newest offering from the Mouse House. It’s a take on Rapunzel, you know, the chick with the super long hair, trapped in a tower by a witch who bargained for her life with Rapunzel’s father. A prince comes along, they fall in love, the witch pulls a bait-and-switch and shoves the prince out the window and he’s blinded by thorns?
That last part, I’m guessing, doesn’t make it into this version. In fact, there doesn’t appear to be a prince at all, but rather a rakish rogue who’s escaping the authorities. And Rapunzel appears to know some sort of hairkido. Or hair-fu, if you prefer. Possibly hairkwondo?
Work with me people. I’m in uncharted territory here. I don’t know who would usually write these up, but it sure as shit ain’t me.
Anyway, it looks rather inoffensive and will likely please the kiddies. It’s got the typical near-adult jokes to keep parents from being bored out of their fucking skulls. Rapunzel is voiced by Mandy Moore, one of my inexplicable crushes (get fucked, Rowles), and the prince/rogue/whatever is played by Zachary Levi (“Chuck”).
Anyway, here’s the trailer. It will mildly amuse you for 120 seconds.
It should be noted that this also stars the voices of Ewan McGregor, Jeffrey Tambor, Steve Martin, and Ron Perlman. Shit. That means I’m contractually obligated to see it.