In the kingdom of Corona, there once lived King Frederic (David Thewlis) and Queen Arianna (Natalia Tena). They long for a child to rule after them, but they have trouble in having one that lives. During the latest pregnancy, Arianna notices a Rampion Plant (originally Rapunzel) growing in a garden not far away from their castle. The issue is that a wicked witch lives there, who goes by the name of Dame Gothel (Eva Green).
There’s not a soul in Corona who hasn’t heard the stories of this witch. Even the rulers of the land have to bow to someone. The Rampion Plant has the power to make certain that their child lives. One night, King Frederick steals it but He’s caught trying to escape. When he’s accused of theft, Gothel threatens to be turned into an ugly black spider. After all, she gives him the flower on the condition that their first child be turned over to her when it’s born.
In a moment of weakness, he agrees to save his own skin. And when the baby is born, Gothel takes it ro be raised in isolation. It’s a girl and she names her Rapunzel after the plant that made her. When’s she’s twelve (Emily Skinner), Gothel shuts her away in a tower. There, she is visited by Gothel each day. And as she grows into a teenager (Nell Tiger Free), she begins to scorn her new mother for locking her away. This tower has no stairs or doors, just a small window. All she has for company is her long golden hair.
Each morning, Dame Gothel visits. Gothel calls out and Rapunzel let’s down her hair for her to climb. Rapunzel longs for freedom and an end to Gothel’s emotional abuse. Can Rapunzel escape the tower and defeat this dark sorceress? And will she see her birth parents again? Inspired by the Grimm Tales and the Disney animation, this will feature many of the characters we came to know and love.
Director: David Lowery
Screenwriter: Adam Horowitz
Distributed By: Walt Disney Pictures
Music: Michael Giacchino
Cinematography: Bojan Bazelli
Running Time: 120mins