For Labor Day weekend, I read a longish Tangled fanfic. It deals with what happened after the end of the movie. I like the story, but it's raised some serious questions for me.
Like...why does Rapunzel lose her magical hair powers at the end of the movie? SHE STILL HAS HAIR. Eyebrows, eyelashes...And leg hair? Does Rapunzel have leg hair, or does she shave her legs? It seems out of character for her to willingly cut her hair.
"To say nothing of my armpits!"--Bess Marvin, Nancy Drew: Legend of the Crystal Skull
Also, if you think about it, Mother Gothel did a really bad job of hiding the kidnapped princess. All she did was move Rapunzel one day's walk away from the palace. She didn't bother to change Rapunzel's name or her birthday. I would have moved as far away as possible and changed the kid's name.
Rapunzel completely glosses over the fact that Flynn is a serial criminal, who gets sentenced to execution for stealing from her family. Those are some pretty heavy charges. I really hope this is a case of true love conquering all, and not a naive teenager falling for, literally, the first man she ever met.