Australian Council on Children and the Media

Tangled

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What’s it about?

Princess Rapunzel has been locked up in a very tall tower since she was a baby by the wicked Gothel who she thinks is her mother. Gothel stole her as a baby so that she could use the magical powers that are in Rapunzel’s hair to keep her young. When Rapunzel reaches her teenage years she longs to go outside but Gothel keeps her in fear of what’s out there.

One day, Flynn Rider, a charming and handsome thief, climbs up into Rapunzel’s tower to escape from soldiers who are chasing him. Rapunzel is at first afraid of Flynn and knocks him out with a frying pan. She eventually makes a deal with Flynn to take her out of the tower in exchange for the crown he has stolen from the palace. Together they have to escape Gothel, soldiers, thugs, bandits and floods, as well as a fierce horse called Maximus, and along the way, they fall in love.

What to look out for

Quite a lot of action and fighting in this movie such as:

  • Thugs in an inn grab hold of Flynn and threaten him with knives. Rapunzel starts hitting them with a frying pan.
  • A large thug comes after Rapunzel with an axe.
  • Flynn has a fight with the soldiers and Maximus.
  • Gothel stabs Flynn in the back and it looks like he’s died.

There are also some scenes which could scare younger kids such as:

  • Gothel as a bent, grey, scary, old woman eats a magical flower, which transforms her into a young and beautiful woman.
  • Maximus is a very scary, aggressive horse.
  • Flynn's companions are scary looking thugs, and one has an eye patch.
  • Gothel ties Rapunzel up in chains

Moral of the Story

The message of the story is not to be fooled by how people look but to always look for the good in people.

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