An exercise in recycling — the Cabbage Patch plasticity of the faces, the unchanging costumes, the glowworm “magic” of the heroine’s hair. Everything looks like a toy. The Rapunzel legend itself is lost amidst the Disney checklist: the awkward sidekick, the trademark characters, and the sentimental, expository songs. For all its effort to be fresh and original with “current” touches on child abduction and passive-aggressive parenting, what we’re left with is a feeling that we’ve seen it all before.
Length: 1 hour, 40 minutes