Yep, that's right... I fell for the smolder. And who wouldn't might I ask??? Who could resist the superhuman good looks and the selfless act of heroism??? Nobody. Throw in a damsel in distress, her pet chameleon, lovable singing thugs, and floating lanterns and you have the recipe for a perfect movie!!! :D
|"Here comes the Smolder."|
Now, there are some people that dislike certain elements in the story... Namely, the fact that Rapunzel leaves the tower against the clear order from her mother never to do so. Her "rebellion" in a word. Well, I don't have any problem with it and here is why: her "mother" was evil!!! What would you have rather her done??? Stay in the tower all her life and be used by Mother Gothel forever??? No!!! She thought for herself instead of blindly obeying.
Now from a more Biblical perspective, my point is this: the Bible does say that we are supposed to obey our God given authorities. But when our authorities step away from what is Biblical are we still obligated to obey them??? The examples of Daniel and Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego say no. I think it is safe to say that Mother Gothel was telling Rapunzel to stay completely for reasons far from what would be considered right thus relieving Rapunzel of any obligation to obey her (apart from the fact that she wasn't really her daughter anyway).Now, there are some people that agree with the points I have made so far... But then they point out that yes, Mother Gothel was evil and just using Rapunzel, but she didn't know that when she left... That her intentions were the same of any other modern-day rebellious teen. Well, it is true that she didn't know her "mother" wasn't really her mother. But she felt that it was the right thing for her to do to go see the lanterns... She didn't understand why, but she did what she thought was right... And look what happened.
|"Should I? No. Here I go."|
How many of us understand the full extent of what we felt called to do??? We don't most of the time... but we are not called to understand... we are called to trust and obey.
My sister Kaitlyn had another more humorous point. The King and Queen had the lantern ceremony "In hopes that one day, their lost Princess would return"... They were beckoning to Rapunzel... So she was actually obeying her real parents when she left the tower... Subconsciously... :)
Bottom line: As adults, we are supposed to honor and respect our authorities... Not blindly obey.
Now that I am through with my rant, I can talk about the actual movie!!! :D
When I first saw trailers for Tangled, I was not all that impressed. It looked like another Disney movie with an airhead prince and a strong female lead. Not that there is necessarily anything wrong with a strong female lead, but you combine that with a dumb guy and try to make a traditional princess movie, it just doesn't work. So I wasn't expecting much when I went to see it in the theater. And maybe that is why I loved it so much... because I didn't have super high expectations and therefore wasn't disappointed. Whatever the reason, I came away from that theater with a new favorite movie. The lantern scene was especially epic on the big screen. The build-up, the music, the wonderful animation... it was breathtaking. I had goosebumps. I don't think they could have done a better job. Except maybe if it had been Eugene that had swung Rapunzel down and kissed her instead of Rapunzel swinging him down... Cause, for real, a girl can't hold a guy like that... They are too heavy. :)
|"I will use this."|
Mother Gothel"She sings to it, she turns young. Creepy, right???"
|"Skip the drama, stay with mama."|
MaximusEvery Disney movie must have lovable animals who can at least convey their thoughts if not speak out loud. Maximus is... passionate. Passionate about what he does. He doesn't want to see the bad guy get away... but he is not unreasonable. When Rapunzel asks him to give him another 24 hours so Eugene can finish out his end of the deal, Max is willing to compromise. He nobly concedes to the lady. And he also has a wonderful sense of humor. Nothing wins over a crowd like a few well timed shoves to get the guy to bump into the girl... :)
|"Pascal... Never changed."|
What more is there to say??? I love the movie... I think it is perfect. I watch it at least once a week. :)
There are these really neat things called screen caps which is, like, the movie in pictures... I went on fanpop for mine... So I am going to put a bunch of pictures of my favorite scenes that I couldn't otherwise fit into my post... :)
"What she doesn't know won't kill her, right???"
"I am a despicable human being"
"The tales of Flynnagan Rider"
I get shivers when the lanters start to light up... :)
Even more shivers!!! :)
The realization of her dream...
Can you tell the lantern scene is my favorite??? :)
"And at last I see the light"
Perfect setting if you ask me... :)
The most epic act of heroism, like, ever... :)
He's Alive!!! :D
Together at last... :)