The past week or so have contained an epic battle-one of good versus evil; of wrong versus right. This is a battle where truth, justice, and an indomitable will combined to--okay, fine, this week was a battle to get one of my friends to go with me to see Tangled.
Now before you judge me too harshly let me point out a few important facts. First of all, digitally animated moves are very in right now. Toy Story 3 got a 99% on the RottenTomatoes.com meter (personally, though the movie was great, I think that rating is a little too high). Secondly, I have to say I have an uncanny ability to pick entertaining movies based solely on previews. I knew it would be awesome. And thirdly, and perhaps most importantly, I have never outgrown my love of princesses, animated or otherwise.
|Rapuzel and her magic hair|
Unfortunately, I am now considered to be an adult. So if I were to go see the movie alone, I would be the creepy person in the back of the theater. None of my friends or close relatives have children, and I am not currently babysitting any suitable little children that I can drag to the movie as an excuse. Therefore, one of my friends has to go with me.
|Rapunzel's castle and some Disney magic.|
|Tangled early story sketch|
|Terrifying Mother Gothel probably appreciated the margs...|
|Rapunzel and her magic hair|
|Magic lanterns around the castle.|
|Flynn with one of the villians-with-a-heart-of-gold|
|Rapunzel with the villians.|
I've never hated Mandy Moore, though her combination whiney/impassioned little girl acting has recently begun to grate. But I at least appreciate the effort to be different, instead of routinely banging out syrupy half-baked romantic comedies like so many other actresses these days. I actually like it when she plays a mean girl. Much more fun.
|Rapunzel and Flynn|
|Flynn finds Rapunzel|