He is not what I expected! So before seeing the movie i thought, okay so he is a not-so-great thief with a predictable witty sense of humor and a large ego.--could not have been more wrong!
He is witty, no he is not the most competent thief…and yes there is that ego and "me before anyone else" mindset…but his character is much deeper than that. He is charismatic and tends to wear his emotions on his sleeves (which makes for very amusing comedy). He turns out to be a genuine hero and like many of the disney men, you just can't help but drool over him.
I like him really! I thought he was as just as likeable on screen as Rapunzel. Yes, like all the Disney heroes, he is very handsome!! Helooo Nurse!!
I thought his character development was great. He first started out as someone who likes to steal for fun and wants the crown only. Then, as the movie progresses, he starts to care for Rapunzel little by little and finally falling in love with her. My favorite scene with him and Rapunzel was the "I see the Light" scene. One of Disney's finest romantic scenes ever!
The only problem I have with him and Rapunzel was that a few times they sound a bit too modern in terms of colloquialism. But I tried not to let bother so much because Ariel/Eric and Aladdin/Jasmine were considered "modern" when they came out during the Disney Renaissance.