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Wick-Quoting #35: Tangled

I feel like I start off most of my reviews with negative feelings, but I just need to get my basic impressions out of the way.  To be honest, I was not excited about watching Tangled. Aside from Pixar’s fine works, Disney’s releases have been less than impressive, and it sometimes feels like Disney is just hanging off of Pixar’s fame.  The Tangled trailers also looked pretty cliché, with slapstick jokes and a typical suave guy cute girl type of set up, so yes – when I walked into the theater to watch Tangled, I wasn’t expecting much.

rawr

 

However.

I walked out of it having laughed a lot, feeling touched, loving the main couple and their cute animal friends, and even having teared up a bit (I can guarantee though that there were people in the audience who did cry – I could hear the sniffling).  Tangled far exceeded my expectations.  With likeable characters, a cute plot, beautiful visuals, and some great and genuinely funny and touching lines, even adults will like TangledTangled takes the old story of Rapunzel and adds a few twists to it, like animal sidekicks, a magical flower, a suave ‘Prince Charming,’ and of course, it makes Rapunzel a princess.

The main characters

But to those of you thinking “ugh… another Disney princess?” … Come on.  The Disney princesses, although way over represented now in merchandise and overall cheesiness, hail from some of Disney’s greatest films and most beloved hits.  And Tangled has some of that old school Disney magic to it that has been missing in many of their latest films.  In fact, Rapunzel could now fit in perfectly with Belle, Jasmine, Cinderella, and all those other Disney heroines from their grand history.  Although Tangled is not touted as a musical, it also features some singing moments that, while not grandiose and perhaps not quite as particularly memorable as some of the great old-school Disney songs (you all know what I’m talking about – those songs that seriously everybody in the world knows, like “The Circle of Life”, “Beauty and the Beast”, “A Whole New World”, etc.) are still charming and add a lot to the feel of the movie.  The plot of Tangled is also quite predictable, but like Disney’s old classics, comes together in a way that sweeps the viewer along with it and makes you believe in true love and magic and happily ever after endings again.  There’s a lot of classic Disney here updated with just the perfect dosage of modern comebacks and witty lines to add a nice modern update to their time and time again beloved formula. Tangled isn’t hugely innovative or a masterpiece per say, but it is a fun, touching, and overall just great movie to watch when you need to feel good about life again and to feel that old childhood spark of Disney magic.

aww

9.0

Quoted by Sawazz

MWP: 8.5

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Wick-Quoting #14: June 2010

Minor Comics

Marvel/Disney is going to start showing brief 10 min films of minor superheroes before feature films.  One of these characters include Dr. Strange, who frankly, I’ve never heard of.  Dr. Strange is actually going to be made into a feature length film and is going to be Marvel/Disney’s first collaboration film.  It’s really difficult to say whether it’ll turn out to be a success or not.  I mean look at Jonah Hex.  Based on a western comic book hero that I’ve never heard of, it’s doing absolutely terrible – its production budge was 47 million while the domestic total so far is a bit over 6 million only.  But then again, look at Daredevil.  A minor Marvel superhero, the film made about 100 million.  But no matter what, superhero films will constantly be made in Hollywood.

http://www.superherohype.com/news/articles/102752-marvel-to-introduce-characters-in-short-films

What's his power?

Pirates of the Caribbean

The new Pirates of the Caribbean film is going to be based on the novel, “On Stranger Tides,” which is about Blackbeard and the journey for the fountain of youth.  Apparently, Orlando Bloom and Keira Knightley will not be in the new Pirates, but I it’s not a big loss, considering Johnny Depp will continue to star in the film.  Depp’s character, Captain Jack Sparrow, is the one who made Pirates what it is today after all.  Hopefully the fourth installment of this franchise will be much better than the fourth film of another franchise that we all know.

http://www.latinoreview.com/news/plot-description-revealed-for-pirates-4-suprises-include-pirates-ships-and-arrrghs-10264

How will they be able to top the previous film? The answer's all in this box.

The Catcher in the Rye

The Catcher in the Rye, a very popular novel by Salinger, is catching the attention of a couple of filmmakers.  Some production companies want to turn the book into a movie, despite the author’s negative views on Hollywood.  Being a novel about a boy’s internal struggle on life, it’s going to be really difficult to portray Holden’s character on the big screen.  Some things are better left alone.

http://www.joblo.com/index.php?id=32688

Now this is one cover of the book that I've never seen

Lion King 3D

Seriously, where is the craze of 3D coming from.  Making new movies with 3D is fine, but doing a re-release of a previous classic?  Releasing Lion King in 3D will probably get on some people’s nerves, but it’s the smart thing to do for filmmakers.  Obviously because it will make money.  However, I doubt that the 3D change will improve the storytelling experience.  Instead of playing $10 to see this in the future, just do yourself a favor and watch the original version.

http://www.joblo.com/index.php?id=32689

Let's see how this turns out..


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