We went to see Tangled last night. And by “we”, I mean myself, Gilles, Jarrod, Lisa, Jodie, Tynika, and Josh. That is, three females and two males. (I am not convinced that the guys knew what they were getting themselves into.)
Long story short (and to keep this from becoming a long, huffy review), it was the cutest show I have seen in a long time. I loved it.
There were a few obvious plot holes (ie/ how did she know, or know how to do this and that if she had never been to the outside world and her kidnapper obviously wasn’t teaching her anything) and there were a few things that I didn’t like (for a girl kicks ass movie, Rapunzel was pretty helpless still). But overall, it had my smiling, laughing, on the verge of crying (which is the most any movie can do), and if we weren’t in a crowded theatre I probably would have even been cheering.
The guys did… okay. Gilles, Jarrod and Jodie were all sitting together, which was an obvious mistake. They spent the movie talking about how they were never going to get this time of their life back, and “Aw, another song?!” and laughing at the kids who were misbehaving. Quite frankly, if I hadn’t been so involved in the movie the guys would have driven me crazy. They almost did anyway.
I was quite impressed with Josh though. He has always grated against me the wrong way, primarily based on the fact that he is a horn-dog and isn’t afraid to let the world know it. My first impressions of him were that he was rude, inconsiderate and brash. I don’t know if it is that I am getting to know him better, he is on his best behaviour around me (I may have mentioned something to his girlfriend), or that now that he and Tynika have been together longer, she is having a positive influence on him. I don’t know. What I do know is that even after the movie, when all the guys were still joking about how much they hated it, and how there should have at least been a porn sequence, Josh stayed quiet. He even said a few minutes later that, while he wasn’t fond of all the singing, it was a good show. I must say, I was very impressed.
Meanwhile Gilles refused to sit beside me at the show and promptly went to play his games on the computer and then went to bed when he got home. One of those days…