I guess I’ve been spoiled by Disney “of yore” – I got to live through seeing great classics like the Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast and Aladdin and they’ve set the bar for what I would consider a “Disney musical”. Tangled aspires to that level, but I feel that it misses the mark in a couple ways. The songs are good, but nothing catchy-happy-fun to hold your mind. Plus, the story feels weak – characters feel a bit underdeveloped, both in terms of backstory and in terms of their development together (true love, less than 72 hours. Really?!), and the final showdowns wasn’t really much of a showdown. A good ending, but feels a bit forced – I wasn’t really convinced the hero was really that noble deep inside, or that anyone would really help him out.
But it’s good lighthearted fun with a bit of music – not bad, but so close to being something that much more special.