Tangled (PG)


Bandit-in-hero’s-clothing Flynn Ryder (voiced by Zachary Levi) rescues Rapunzel (Mandy Moore) from her comfy tower prison. The adventure that Flynn and Rapunzel share once she escapes is as bland as they come. Recycled-sounding songs from composer Alan Menken and lyricist Glenn Slater percolate across an immediately forgettable narrative that makes Finding Nemo look like a Pulitzer Prize nominee.

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In keeping with the trend that all big-budget animated movies must sanctify their villain protagonist, Tangled recognizes bandit-in-hero’s-clothing Flynn Ryder (voiced by Zachary Levi from TV’s Chuck), a cad with a sexy “smoldering” stare. Flynn rescues an anime-inspired Rapunzel (Mandy Moore) from her comfy tower prison where she has spent most of her nearly 18-years since being kidnapped from noble parents by a deranged witch called Mother Gothel (Donna Murphy). Rapunzel’s magnificently long golden locks possess a secret power that keeps Gothel young.