Tangled

Tangled is my new #7 for the year, but I have complaints.*

I don't want to share all of them here because I don't want to spoil the film for anybody, but I will share a couple

First, it's a musical. I wasn't expecting this, and while the songs were lovely -- touching, even -- they seemed a little shoe-horned. Still, it's a Disney Fairy-Tale, and historically that means music. As musicals go, there's not a whole lot going on. There were only four songs, and while each was plot-critical in its own way, I'm not humming any of them right now. I can't even remember any lyrics. We don't have an "Under The Sea," a "Be Our Guest," or a "Friend Like Me" in here anywhere. 

Second, there was an expository introduction. It was well done, and it's possible that this is just a pet peeve of mine, but I don't feel like the movie starts until the narration stops and the characters start interacting. 

Third... well, I should just be quiet now. Spoiler.

Fourth... spoiler.

Fifth... okay, now I'm just enumerating for the sake of enumerating. I'm not going to tell you anything else. I'm SURE there was a fifth thing that bugged me, and everything that comes to mind is a spoiler. I'll leave off at five.*

But for all my complaints I had a great time. It's a super film. Not quite as brilliant as Scott Pilgrim or How to Train Your Dragon, yet definitely more enjoyable than Iron Man 2. I haven't seen Harry Potter's Dead Halloween Seven Part One yet, but I strongly suspect that Tangled was a better choice for me, and will be a better Thanksgiving Holiday selection for you, too.

(*If you want to read my complaints, I'll put 'em in the comments below, and we can discuss. Fair?)

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