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.
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?)blog comments powered by Disqus