We all know about the cosmic force that has swept up audiences worldwide. It is destined to become a classic, as ingrained into popular culture as films like The Lion King or The Little Mermaid. I am of course talking about the $1 billion grossing, Academy award winning, franchise building mammoth that is Frozen. Wow. What a film. It’s been quite a while since a Disney film became a cultural phenomenon, which makes me happy; anything that gives Disney more money and encourages them to continue making such high quality films is fine by me.
However, more often than not Frozen overshadows a previous film made by Disney that seemed destined to become a classic itself. It made TONS of money, it had plenty of sing-along-songs, and it was very popular with the public. I am referring of course, to Tangled.
The story of Rapunzel trapped in her tower seemed like a dream come true for Disney. Despite an awful marketing campaign echoing the likes of DreamWorks, audiences were treated to an unexpected dose of Disney magic. The story was heartwarming, the characters likeable, and the songs enjoyable.
And yet, so many people are signing off Frozen as the superior film. Now, don’t get me wrong, Frozen is a marvelous film in many ways. But, in my humble opinion, Tangled is the better movie. Don’t worry! I have reasons. I came prepared!