I just saw Tangled for the first time. Really enjoyed it, certainly more than I was expecting. The mother also really gave me a GLaDOS vibe, which was awesome. I can't say I enjoyed the ending but overall it was a great movie.
I dont know, Rapunzel seemed to love the witch for most of the movie even though she was pretty sarcastic. The fact she didn't even seem bummed out that her "mother" of 18 years just died seemed off for some reason.
The movie has got me in the mood to watch Brave, another movie I have never seen before. From the ads that used to be on I don't think The princess and the Frog would be my cup of tea.
I think for the length of Disney flicks (and the budget of Tangled.....70% of which probably went into animating her hair and dress to fall gracefully), doting on the evil mother even if for legitimate means would have been tricky to do.
I love Flynn though. Funny, amusing, and also the first Disney lead with facial hair! The horse too.
Brave is a bit of a mixed bag. It IS impressive, but I got too much of that 90's Disney vibe with the classic "misunderstanding" and "magical curses" (especially the one seen in that movie) are played out pretty predictably. A shame since the movie had just about everything else going for it.
Princess in the Frog is charming enough. I do love the jazz-oriented music and the setting. The villain is almost 90% pointless and transparent, but the animation and performances are damn near flawless.... but I guess, competing with computer CGI-animated films, it has to be.