5 Ways in 5 Days: Day 3 ~ A ‘Tangled’ Review + GIVEAWAY
Last night I put out on FaceBook that if I hit 200 followers over night I would run my Tangled giveaway today; so a big thanks to Philippa for being #200!
This morning we laid out a ‘magical’ rug for a magical picnic while we watched Tangled (again). We put on our fairy dresses (okay, I am still in my PJs but that’s beside the point) and did our hair in plaits with some pretty ribbon, clips, bands and headbands and then sat down to a morning tea of hot chocolate with a marshmallow and popcorn while the movie ran.
I learned this morning that plaits are how you know your hair is magic. I suppose that’s probably true, there is something special about them on little girls.
Tangled follows the adventures of Rapunzel as she escapes Mother Gothel and the tower she has been kept in for the first 18 years of her life. Along with thief, Flynn Rider they set off to live out her dream of seeing the floating lights; which occur every year on her birthday.
Tangled has become a fast favourite in this household since it arrived. And not just with the girls. I have to be honest; I don’t know much about the classic tale of Rapunzel, so I don’t know how true this version is to the original, however I am pretty sure the first depiction of the Princess locked in an ivory tower wasn’t nearly as spunky as this one voiced by Mandy Moore.
The move away from more demure Princesses who needed saving to a strong, leading female character who makes things happen for herself and wields a fry pan as a weapon is a welcome change. I love the old school Disney characters (and am still Snow Whiteless, I might point out), but I think in terms of empowering our girls in this day and age there needs to be more ‘Princess’ roles like this.
I also love that the ‘hero’ Flynn Rider (voiced by Zachary Levi), isn’t the typical male role. He is not perfect or a Knight in Shining Armour. He’s just a man, quite a funny man with questionable morals and dreams when you first meet him. He has just as much spunk as Rapunzel and offers many moments of laugh-out-loud goodness.
There are some scarier moments with Mother Gothel towards the end of the movie, which my littlies tend to miss every time. That’s toilet break time, apparently, so I am happy to let them watch it.
As only a Disney movie can; Tangled mixes action, catchy songs, vibrant scenes and likable characters perfectly.
Tangled is available on DVD from the 11th of May (yes, that’s today).
Thanks to Walt Disney Studios and Porter Novelli I have one copy of Tangled on DVD to giveaway! To be in the running all you need to do is leave a comment on this post telling me what your hair’s power would be if it were magic.
Entries close midnight May 20th 2011 (AEST, ie Sydney time) and will be drawn by Random.org. Please note, entry is only open to Australian residents and be sure I have your contact details in case you win!!
If the prize is not claimed within a week, this competition will be redrawn.
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.
**Edited to amend finish date (now the 20th May) due to two days of blogger issues resulting in comments being disabled**
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