While on holiday, we took Freyja, Theo and their two cousins to watch Tangled
, the latest Disney animation which is about Rapunzel.
Well, it was brilliant. I loved Rapunzel, she's a great Disney princess and has possibly knocked Ariel off the top-spot for me. Freyja loved her on account of her pinky-purple dress so we may get a break from Sleeping Beauty for a while...
The film was amusing, not too sugary/princessy, with plenty of humour for the grown-ups, enough action and male characters for the boys (Theo, Harry, Max and Adrian all loved it), and a female lead character who does more than just sing with woodland creatures. Plus
there is a really funny horse who was one of the best characters in it. And if all that is not enough, the lead male character - who is not rich or a prince - looked just like our builder.
But there's a darker side too, in the witch/mother character whose manipulation and verbal bullying of Rapunzel to keep her in line was quite frightening. She was one scary lady.
I'd definitely recommend seeing it in the cinema - the scene where hundreds of lanterns are released is magical and I reckon best seen on the big screen. It was also quite poignant for me, because in early December my brother let off loads of lanterns for his wife, Anna, at their annual 'carols in the desert' event, something which she used to organise each year.
We didn't see Tangled in 3-D, which you can and I'm sure looks amazing. In fact I'll probably go again and see it in 3-D if I can.
That is how entrenched in my daughter's Disney obsession I now am...