Today we’re talking about the 2021 film Encanto.
I was expecting a completely different story structure and was pleasantly surprised not to have another fetch quest Disney movie. Well crafted and put together, everything flowed from one scene to the other. I look forward to rewatching and seeing the foreshadowing.
At first I was a little annoyed at how stereotypical the characters were, but as the story progressed, I loved that it was explained and used for the story.
Mirabel is an intelligent, flawed, and fantastic character. The rest of the characters were just as good.
The dialogue was spot on for sibling and family dynamics. It was, however, overshadowed and often replaced by the songs.
Visuals and Music
The level of detailing in in every frame is awe-inspiring. Beyond the animation details, the colours, locations, and variety of character models was truly impressive.
The music was the star of the show. Each song told a story and pushed the main plot ahead. Inspired and captivating.
The physical humour, action, songs, and beautiful animation kept the kids and adults glued to the screen. My vision got blurry with tears a few times, but it was a the good kind. The kids were singing the songs as they went to bed.
An amazing animated musical with everything to make it a classic. The animation, locations, characters, songs, and humour were all impressive. Definitely worth a watch or ten.
Final Score: 4.5 stars out of 5