Mother Gothel Concept Art (Tangled)
(I’m unsure of who the artist is….if you know please add it to the post!)
I love you most.
She kisses her hair instead of her forehead.
THAT JUST BLEW MY mIND THANK YOU
I just noticed, when she says ‘you most’ she breaks eye contact to look at her hair
There’s so much symbolism in this movie though like when the mirror breaks at the end and all the stuff about the hair so along with being extremely cute and catchy Tangled is also really deep.
I could watch this movie forever.
Gothel directs most of her loving gestures towards Rapunzel’s hair. In “Mother Knows Best”, Gothel gives a particularly noticeable, prolonged look at her hair and rubs her cheek against it. She also calls Rapunzel her “flower” several times.
First time watching “Tangled”, afterwards I thought, but Mother Gothel did seem to care for her in the beginning. Did she actually care for her, just a little? But after watching it a second time, I noticed all of her subtle ways of emotionally manipulating Rapunzel into being dependent on her (convincing her that staying inside was for her own good, and constantly chipping away at her self esteem before dismissing it as “just teasing” with a smile and a wave, keeping her compliant with small kindnesses like going away to get Rapunzel the shells she wanted), and all of the subtle signs that even as Gothel acted like she loved Rapunzel, all she really cared about was her hair.
Basically, “Tangled” is really clever at showing an emotionally abusive, parasitic and manipulative family relationship. It’s effective because it’s so subtle.
The Other Big Four Ladies (4 / ∞ )
“I don’t like the fact that Wreck-It Ralph is getting a sequel. Walt didn’t believe in sequels. Plus, I think it will take away from the original’s greatness. Why can’t they just make a short, like they did for Tangled?”
I don’t like the fact that it’s getting one either, but not because of the personal feelings of the company founder.
According to the animators for Flynn, he’s meant to be 26 years old, thus making him 8 years older than Rapunzel, who is 18 in the film - the largest age gap between any other Disney couple.
Now I see why I didn’t buy the romance in this movie. I’m not harping on the fact that he’s 8 years older than her; I have nothing against couples who have one partner that is significantly older than the other. But what I’m saying is the reason that I think their romance doesn’t work for me is the age difference.
What I guess I’m trying to get at is: why does Flynn, someone who is very mature as well as worldly, fall for a bubbly shut-in 18 year old? It’s probably because the movie doesn’t develop their romance all that well in my opinion. For me, there’s no real transition into why he would suddenly be attracted to her. When they first get going on their adventure, he treats her like she’s an annoying kid he can’t wait to get rid of. Then, he develops a respect for her after seeing that she can handle herself during the altercation in the Snuggly Duckling. But when he actually “falls in love” with her, it felt like the screenwriters just said:
“Well, time for these two to fall in love; cue the love song!”
The film doesn’t really give you a reason why Flynn falls in love with Rapunzel. Other than seeing that she’s good-looking and can handle herself competently,that’s it. And we all know Rapunzel falls in love with Flynn not only because of the “first man I’ve ever seen” syndrome, but also he’s the first person willing to get her to her dream. And that I do buy.
Maybe another problem is that I cannot take Rapunzel’s character seriously as Flynn’s love interest. Maybe it’s because she’s written like a child. When I say child I don’t mean that she’s whiny or immature; I mean that she has the optimism, purity, and wonder of a child. And come on; that dress was clearly designed to appeal to a little girl with its bright pastel colors (and the fact that it looks to small for her). Seriously, you could have made her ten years old and the story wouldn’t have changed a bit.
In conclusion: I just find it strange that a mature man who is very worldly and cynical would fall in love with such a pure girl. I’m not saying that he had some kind of skeezy ulterior motives; I just can’t believe in their romance because of how it’s presented in the story.
We could play it up to some kind of ‘Lost innocence he wants to regain/relive’ kind of thing, but I wouldn’t quite buy it.
OMG THAT WAS NOT WHAT I EXPECTED
In Chiang Mai, Thailand, Loi Krathong (ลอยกระทง) and Yi Peng (ยี่เป็ง) are the Thai holidays that takes place on the evening of the full moon of the 12th month in the traditional Thai lunar calendar. In the western calendar this usually falls in November. On this night, sky lanterns, or khom loi (โคมลอย) fill the sky in a beautiful display. Loi Krathong is also celebrated in parts of Laos and Burma.
Flower, gleam and glow; Let your powers shine.
“TANGLED IS SET IN EUROPEAN/GERMAN FAIRYTALE TIMES THAT’S WHY THERE’S ONLY WHITE PEOPLE!1” - A Photoset
did you make this? haha. I like it better than the princess one I did. SO MUCH TRUTH ANYWAY
That’s just fucking great. You have to turn everything into a fucking racism debate, don’t you? Disney can’t make one fucking movie because if there isn’t 18 bamillion black people, Asian people or Hispanic people, you got to flip your shit and say Disney’s racist.
The point of movies is not to see how many minorities we can represent. Its to make good entertainment. Creators at Disney are not focused on representing minorities unless its central to the story. Get over it!
Easy question: Why can’t we have entertaining movies with more than white people represented, if it’s so easy? Why can’t movies be entertaining AND have a racially-inclusive cast?
Answer: Because you’re an asshole <3
Newsflash: If you can’t make a movie in 2010 set in a fantasy land that includes more than white people- who are already over-represented in film, society, government, and life in general—then that is a real racial problem and you don’t get to dictate how people enjoy their own entertainment.
Not everyone is white so not everyone is going to be able to shrug their shoulders and go, “An all-white cast in a children’s movie? Cool!”
“The point of movies is not to see how many minorities we can represent. Its to make good entertainment.”
Conversely, the point of movies is also not to exclude entire groups of people when inclusivity is easy to do as well as a good idea if you’re expecting to make a lot of money off these groups seeing your film.
“Creators at Disney are not focused on representing minorities unless its central to the story”
How nice of you to blatantly acknowledge your racial bias.
“Your stories aren’t worth telling and your race isn’t worth representing unless it’s integral to the plot. You’re not good enough to stand on your own as simply a character in a movie.”
Maybe their focus (and yours) needs to be adjusted.