Benjamin Green’s review published on Letterboxd:
First time watch: November 2021
Source: Vue Cinema
Encanto is the 2021 computer animated musical fantasy comedy directed by Byron Howard and Jared Bush. Starring the voice talents of Stephanie Beatriz, John Leguizamo and Jessica Darrow the plot focuses on an extraordinary family who gain magic and have their children blessed with gifts....except for Mirabel.
Flawless animation and catchy Latin infused music, what else would you expect from Disney? To say Encanto is charming is an understatement, vibrant colours and fun characters jump from the screen to brighten the darker winter season, here the film meets the very definition of family entertainment.
There's some formulaic elements found as a standard to Disney titles but Encanto does offer alot of originality in a world with endless possibilities all crammed into a magical house. There are some second act problems that slows down the pacing briefly but what's important is that it sticks the landing with a conclusion fitting to overall morals of the story. With a focus on family and the roles each member plays the themes shine in a another successful Disney film.
2020 - 2029 Films List
Disney Classic Films List
Musical Films List