New movie releases this week include Katherine Heigl’s return to the big screen, plus The Promise, Truman, and more
Matthew Lickona 6 p.m., April 21
An exercise in recycling — the Cabbage Patch plasticity of the faces, the unchanging costumes, the glowworm “magic” of the heroine’s hair. Everything looks like a toy. The Rapunzel legend itself is lost amidst the Disney checklist: the awkward sidekick, the trademark characters, and the sentimental, expository songs. For all its effort to be fresh and original with “current” touches on child abduction and passive-aggressive parenting, what we’re left with is a feeling that we’ve seen it all before. 2010.