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Tangled’s Tangled Values

It’s rather strange that I’m still thinking about Tangled long after its theatrical and home media release. I was wondering if it is idolatry for me to think about it for so long.

On the other hand, I find lots of disturbing aspects – difficult to put in everyday language – to the movie. I wonder what is responsible for my addiction despite the ‘rational person’ in me…

Just hope everything will be over.

Disturbing stuff:

1. Rapunzel went out with a stranger at 17, 18 years old, and rebelled against her caretaker. Does this tell kids that when you’re 18, you get to do anything you want?

Meet Rapunzel: Curious, creative, and brave enough to join forces with a wanted thief as a means to finally leave her tower.

Brave? Huh! It’s rashness with the Disneyesque glam. Also, if she wanted cover when the bushes start beating about, she could hide behind a rock or tree, not embrace Flynn from behind his back. What kind of message will this send to kids? Intimacy with strangers? Huh?

In fact, the first emotion I felt after watching the film for the first time is… guess what.

REBELLION. Even though my parents are really my biological parents.

2. Shorty says ‘a tall drink of water’. Suggestive.

3. (Spoiler warning) Flynn’s real name, Eugene, shares the same root as the word ‘eugenics’ which is soooooo Nazi. And did you know that his features were really ‘selected’ by the artists at WDAS? See this:

4. Rapunzel (as well as Mother Gothel – you better watch out, 2 times) is seen flashing the devil’s horn sign about 5 times in the film, some during ‘When Will My Life Begin’ (with her puzzles, the chess, the ballet) and once just before ‘I See The Light’ when she places a flower on the water.

By the way, since the company is relaunching ‘Beauty and the Beast’, and I wanted to know what the candlestick, the clock, and all the other servants looked like when they were human, I checked out the ending to the ‘tale as old as time’ (but to say ‘true as it can be’?? But it’s no truth!! Because it was a fairytale, pure fiction).

GUESS WHAT?? The ‘clock’ servant actually flashed the sign 3 times when arguing with the ‘candlestick’.

Now you know who this company works for… Satan cannot produce anything new. All he can offer is counterfeits or clever distortions of Jehovah’s gifts.

5. Mother Gothel calls herself the ‘bad guy’ twice when apparently she’s a woman, not a guy. Is this to promote androgyny and reinforce redefined sexual perceptions, like the feminist agenda of ‘five genders’?

By the way, schools and the media have often declared parents the ‘bad guys.’Reinforcement #2.

… to be continued

I really worry about those children exposed to such mass brainwashing. If their parents won’t wake up, the kids must!