Looking for a spoiler-free Entanto review to help you decide if the family movie is worth seeing in theaters?
Ok, perhaps my title is a tiny bit dramatic. I couldn’t resist the pun but hear me out. Where Disney usually has a CLEAR winner in the Best Animated Picture category this year I think Sony is giving them a run for their money. I do think Raya and the Last Dragon was very good but was missing a great soundtrack. Disney’s 60th animated picture, Encanto has some fun music but not enough umph to the story. Both Vivo and Mitchells vs Machines stack up better than both Luca and Encanto for me and it isn’t because I was expecting it to be the next Moana.
Right from the get go we were introduced to a whole lot of characters. The big beautiful family bounds past and we’re trying to keep who is who straight. Once that shakes out, it’s nice to see we finally have a character (perhaps she’s even next in the Disney Princess lineup?) with short curly hair and glasses and, wait for it… TWO PARENTS!
There’s a lot to love about Encanto. The beautiful animation and colorful characters had my 3-year-old captivated through the whole movie and my jaguar-loving son with a jungle themed room saw himself in Antonio. But when the movie wrapped up and the credits started to roll my 11-year-old Disney-loving critic and myself looked at each other and shrugged. That was it? Here’s our spoiler- free review.