Sunday, May 29, 2011

Behind the movie "Tangled" ...

I watched this (even though I usually don’t like animated movies) and it is entertaining and well done, but as usual Disney is true to form in SO CLEVELY and subtly corrupting the minds of our youth with a twist that makes it seem all ok (even to the parents) – (see but when you look into it, it is actually hideous … (the catch words – mother, what you’ve been told/taught – as being WRONG – and it seems fine cos WE all know SHE is “evil”!!!! But those words “mother” and “what you’ve been taught” are what stick in our children’s minds – perhaps even making them think maybe we’re evil too …

Tangled is a 2010 animated musical film produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios. The film features the voices of Mandy Moore, Zachary Levi and Donna Murphy. The film is the 50th animated feature in the Walt Disney Animated Classics series. The story is largely based on the German fairy tale "Rapunzel" by the Brothers Grimm.[4]

The film was originally titled and marketed as Rapunzel until it was changed to Tangled shortly before its release. It premiered in theatres and in 3D cinemas on November 24, 2010,[5] after six years of production and a budget of $260 million.[2] As of April 20, 2011, it is the most expensive animated feature film and second-most expensive film ever made, behind Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End. (Sounds like it must have been rather important to them to make this movie!!)

In order to market the film to both boys and girls, Disney changed the film's name from Rapunzel to Tangled, while also emphasizing Flynn Rider, the film's prominent male character.


Rapunzel, a long-lost princess, lives isolated in a tower with Gothel, whom she believes is her mother. Gothel had kidnapped Rapunzel when she was a baby because of her magical golden hair that kept her young (and told Rapunzel she was her “mother”). She knew Rapunzel's magical hair, if cut, would turn brown and lose its magic. (This magic was released through Rapunzel singing an incantation or “spell”). Every year on Rapunzel's birthday, her kingdom sends thousands of lanterns into the sky wishing their lost princess would return. On her eighteenth birthday, Rapunzel asks Gothel to let her see the floating lights, but Gothel says no because the world is full of dangers. (That it’s for her own good, mother knows best that it is evil out there, etc, etc – what we would tell our children about media, music, drugs, sex, clubbing, etc – when it is clear in this movie that it is solely for the “mother’s” completely selfish reasons).

Meanwhile, thieves led by Flynn Rider steal the tiara of the missing princess from the castle and are chased by the kingdom guards. During the chase, the lead guard's horse, Maximus, is separated from his rider and continues the search for Flynn on his own. Flynn outwits his accomplices by taking the tiara; he abandons them and stumbles upon Rapunzel's tower. Once inside the tower, Flynn is knocked unconscious by Rapunzel with a frying pan. She hides Flynn (looking like he is “dead” and she has no mercy, in fact quite brutal in the way she handles him) and his satchel.

When Gothel returns, Rapunzel requests a special paint for her birthday instead (as she cleverly deceives the “wicked” witch (her ‘mother’). Gothel leaves for a three-day journey to bring the gift. Then Rapunzel makes a deal with Flynn: a journey to the "lights" in exchange for the tiara. (On the journey there is a scene where Rapunzel is crying, that she has been despicable. Flynn comforts her by saying "I can see you at war with yourself - an overprotective mother, forbidden road trip... But let me ease your conscience - this is part of growing up. A little rebellion, a little adventure - that's good, healthy even ... you way over-thinking this, trust me .... Does your mother deserve it? - no. Would this break her heart and crush her soul? - of course, but you just GOTTA DO IT!!! ")

Flynn attempts to make Rapunzel end their journey by taking her to the Snuggly Duckling Parlor. It is full of Viking thugs (giants – imagery cupid, skulls, unicorns, etc), but they are charmed by Rapunzel.

Gothel sees Maximus riderless and worries someone will find Rapunzel; she returns to the tower to find Rapunzel gone. Meanwhile, the guards invade the tavern, but the thugs help the pair escape. The pursuit ends at a dam, which Maximus caused to collapse. Flynn and Rapunzel are trapped in a flooding cave. Believing he's about to die, Flynn admits his true name: Eugene Fitzherbert. Rapunzel admits she has magic hair that glows when she sings. When it glows, they find a way out. Later around a campfire, Rapunzel heals Eugene's cut with her magic hair. When Eugene goes to gather firewood, Gothel secretly meets Rapunzel. Gothel tells Rapunzel that Eugene doesn't care for her, he only wants the tiara; giving her the satchel, Gothel insists that Rapunzel test Eugene by giving it to him.

The next morning, Maximus confronts Eugene, but to Eugene's dismay Rapunzel befriends the horse. The three arrive at the kingdom and that night Eugene takes Rapunzel to see the lanterns. There, Rapunzel gives Eugene back his satchel. Eugene spies his former accomplices and leaves Rapunzel waiting as he gives them the tiara back. However, the pair knock him out, tie him on a boat and sail him across the lake. They reveal Eugene's "betrayal" to Rapunzel as they attempt to kidnap her for her hair's power, but Gothel rescues her and they return to the tower. Later, Eugene is arrested and sentenced to death. Maximus brings The Snuggly Duckling thugs to rescue Eugene, and horse and rider race to the tower.

From various clues she finds during her adventure, Rapunzel realizes she is the long-lost princess (the ‘sun’ features here - The true essence of the Sun symbolism is its representation of primordial intellect, the manifestation of universal (cosmic, omnipresent) consciousness which transcends space-time and energy. The Human process of harmonizing with this force is called: at-onement, illumination or enlightenment.

The Sun is also a symbol of immortality or reincarnation. Just as the sun rises and sets each day, some people believe that you may die and then rise again - used in masonry to large extent

Sun worship has always been at the center of occult mysteries as it is considered to be the ultimate representation of God – very good explanation -

From a blog … Anonymous said...

I'd be careful with this one. Sun symbolism has nothing to do with Christianity. It has everything to do with occultism. Remember what Satan's name was? Lucifer....meaning "the illuminated one". Most of the time the sun symbol is in close relation with Lucifer and the Illuminati. Christianity adopted the symbolism because when pagan Rome transitioned into Christianity it kept a lot of its pagan worship and just gave it Christian relevance. Catholicism has a lot of pagan traditions and symbolism in it. The traditions of Christmas and Christmas decorations alone are very very saturated in paganism. Early pagan Christians didn't want to give up their pagan traditions, so instead they just slapped a "Christian" label on it. Don't believe me? Do the research yourself.

Now I happen to be a Christian and very much believe in Christ dying for our sins and that there is no way to salvation without the blood of Christ. But beware...there is a lot of occultism still very much alive in this world. And the Illuminati is very real...Freemasons, Jesuits, New World's all very real. The book of Revelation points to this. One World Government, the Whore of Babylon. There is something very sinister going on in our government today. The stage for this is being set as I speak. War, famine, pestilence....these won't be just a tragic misfortune that happens by accident. It is being plotted and planned by dark powers (spirits) and dark human alliances. The symbolism is their stamp, their boasting.

God warns us in His second commandment:

"You shall not make for yourself a graven image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth; you shall not bow down to them or serve them..."

Sun worship was huge throughout all pagan worship. Think of ancient sun "gods" like Apollo, Helios, Ra, Surya. Those are just a few.

God tells us not to make graven images. God doesn't need symbols to be represented.

The movie Tangled seems to have these symbols innocently placed throughout the movie...but when you know about the true meaning of the find out that it's not so innocent and there is a dark agenda behind it. April 23, 2011 9:28 AM)

… and attempts to flee the tower. Gothel binds her, and when Eugene arrives, Gothel stabs him. Rapunzel swears to keep fighting Gothel unless she is allowed to heal Eugene's wound. Gothel agrees but before she heals him Eugene cuts Rapunzel's hair short with a piece of broken mirror. Rapunzel's hair turns brown and loses its magic.(Signficance in hair colour and cutting of hair – can’t remember what I heard – perhaps someone can fill me in on this?) Gothel rapidly begins to age; while delirious, she trips and falls from the tower turning into dust. Eugene slowly dies in Rapunzel's arms. As she cries over his body, a teardrop filled with her magic lands on his cheek and revives him. Back at the kingdom the royal family has a tearful reunion and the king and queen pull Eugene into their embrace. Years later, Eugene and Rapunzel are married. Along the way the pub thugs fulfill their individual dreams, and Maximus becomes a respected official on the Royal Guard.

Commentary on Rapunzel Story

The witch is called "Mother Gothel", a common term for a godmother in German. She features as the overprotective parent, and interpretations often differ on how negatively she is to be regarded. (from Wikipedia)

My note: Godmother is also supposed to be the spiritual (godly) influence that a person has in their life.

In 2009 on the Monster Ball Tour, Lady Gaga was dressed as Rapunzel as she performed her song "Paparazzi". – interesting?

1 comment:

  1. fandango - This movie hits the mark on all levels. It is beautifully illustrated and the story is simple, yet works and keeps your interest. I'm not a big song guy..... but the songs in this movie are very good. Either very funny or, when the love songs begin, nicely done with some good lyrics and music. It's a '10' all the way across the board. In keeping with the Disney animators reputation for hiding phallic symbols, this has maybe the most blatant one of all. When the mother is standing near the window, her shadow is unmistakably harder than Chinese arithmetic. Keep an eye out for it..... But, this movie really is well done. The song and visuals in the tavern with all the thug characters is pretty funny. Definitely see this one!!
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