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Tangled: Before Ever After

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 5+

Enjoyable movie follow-up continues spunky Rapunzel's tale.

Movie NR 2017 55 minutes
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What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 9+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 10+

Dark and Violent

My daughter was 4 when I regretfully let her watch this show. We loved the movie Tangled so I thought it would be similar but it isn't at all. As someone else said it is very dark. What I disliked the most about the show is that it focuses very strongly on good guys/ bad guys. For the most part there is no character development in regards to the bad guys. There's no reason they are bad other than they just want to take over the world and they have to be killed. My daughter started killing in her pretend play with dolls after watching this show. There are tons of other great shows that have conflict but don't focus on violence as the only option. Sofia the First and Elena of Avalor come to mind.
age 7+

Cute series

I love the series! So cute! It’s not scary like the other reviews said. I am a kid actually and my mom, aunts and I watch. The only thing I don’t like is that the series ended. :(

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2 ):
Kids say (5 ):

As movie sequels go, this very enjoyable tale will rate high with fans who loved spunky Rapunzel's original misadventures with the dashing Eugene (nee Flynn Rider). She's lost nary an ounce of her chutzpah, routinely bending tradition by racing men on horseback and shunning shoes at every opportunity. Being different is what defines her, not in an effort to separate herself from the pack but in a statement that she's determined to be true to herself despite what outside influences would have her change. As such, she's a continually refreshing heroine for kids in the audience.

But Rapunzel being Rapunzel raises conflict with her family and with Eugene, reminding viewers that the choices we make always have consequences for other people as well. While it doesn't change her mind about her view of the future, it does give her pause to consider carefully her priorities and what it really means to be happy. Kids and parents will be happy with this delightful story, but be forewarned that Tangled: Before Ever After doesn't come to an entirely satisfactory end since it's meant to introduce a succeeding animated series.

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