The staunch feminist in me shys away from the older fairytales where the girl meets the Prince, the old woman/witch/mother/step mother dies and they live happily ever after and the underlying moral of the story is that once you've found a guy and offed your mother, you're set for life. And Rapunzel is no different... but this isn't Rapunzel, it's a reworking.
Sure, Tangled has a fairytale ending, but it's not the same. In this version Rapunzel is a smart and sassy chick who shows that even though she is faced with some pretty tough stuff, she can handle herself just fine thankyouverymuch.
Is it schmaltzy? A little, it's a fairytale so it kinda has to be. But it's also hilariously funny. I did the whole laughing-out-loud-even-though-you're-the-only-one-watching trick at half of the things Flynn says.
One of my favourite parts of the movie would have to be the "I've got a dream" song with Vladimir and his ceramic unicorns. It was stuck in my head for days!
Now, the part you were waiting for: Thanks to Walt Disney Studios, I've got a copy to give away! To win your own copy of Tangled on DVD all you have to do is be a follower of Where's My Glow? and leave a comment below telling me which Disney character is your favourite and why. My answer would be Mater from Cars (which is Disney/Pixar) because he's so cute and sweet and gentle.
TAC: Entry is open to Australian residents only. Twitter entries must be added as a separate comment. Prize will be drawn on Tuesday 3rd May at 8pm AWST. The winner will be chosen using a random number generator - to ensure you are contactable, sign in to Disqus (the comment platform) with a valid email address. Winners will be announced on the Where's My Glow? Facebook page and notified via email. Winners have one week to respond to the notification before a redraw. The winner's name and address will be provided to Walt Disney Studios for the purposes of delivery of the prize. The prize is provided by Walt Disney Studios and is non transferable.
Disclosure: I received a complimentary review copy of the DVD courtesy of Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment via Aussie Mummy Bloggers. No financial payment was offered nor accepted for this post. All opinions expressed are purely my own.
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