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JD’s review published on Letterboxd:
This review may contain spoilers.
A dashing hero named Flynn Rider (Voiced by Zachary Levi) meets a young woman with extraordinary long hair called Rapunzel (Mandy Moore) and whisks her away on an adventure that will take her away from the tower she has been locked in all her life.
This is a very fun and enjoyable take on the Rapunzel story. The story is full of heart and humour and is very well-paced. Flynn and Rapunzel are superbly written and their dynamic is effectively captured in their first meeting together. The film's antagonist Mother (Donna Murphy) is a very dark character (Which is amazing considering it is made by Disney) and her ability to manipulate Rapunzel is portrayed very well and is very unnerving. It concludes is a great finale which is very satisfying.
Mandy Moore and Zachary Levi are wonderful as Rapunzel and Flynn respectively. Donna Murphy is great on villain duties. Brad Garrett, Ron Perlman, Jeffrey Tambor, Richard Kiel, M.C. Gainey and Paul F. Tompkins provide very good support. The film's visual style is just pure fantasy with some great set pieces and clever worldbuilding. Alan Menken's score, and the songs, fit well with the tone of the film.
Final thought: Enjoyed this way more than I thought I would.