This is a delightful, creative Disney retelling of a classic fairy tale. Even my 14-year-old son, who was mortified when he learned we were all going to see it with his 12-year-old sister, came out admitting that he thought it was great.
John Lasseter, who is Tangled's executive producer and the prior mastermind behind PIXAR, is the unchallenged genius of the animated motion picture, with a seemingly flaweless sense of what kind of story must underpin an animated feature. Somehow, Lasster has helped Disney craft a thoroughly traditional fairy tale with old-school charms (who couldn't see Tangled's mother as a shadow of the wicked witch from Snow White?) transitioned into a delightfully compelling story of girl-power without seeming like one. There are irresistable characters - like the hysterical horse "Maximus," which demonstrates the deftness with which Disney now handles even the subtlest nuance of expression to translate a secondary character into a scene-stealer.
"Tangled" is an unqualified success. Go see it - even if the only kid in attendance is yourself.