Disney Encanto Movie Review – There is no doubt that Encanto does not disappoint one bit. It is simply spellbinding. Definitively a fabulously well told story that is rich in detail that delivers nothing short of enchanting. Certainly this movie is a powerful one about strengths, weaknesses and the importance of family. It empowers and talks about love and acceptance in a sweet and fairy tale.
Colombia Disney Encanto Movie Review
Mesmerizing! Encanto brings Colombian heritage to life in a celebration of family. Excuse my excitement, joy and appreciation for this film. Because for this Colombiana, is a huge hit that entertains and touches my heart. I can’t thank Disney enough for depicting a beautiful picture of our beloved land. One that does pick up on stereotypes we are proud of. Not the ones you usually see in movies that involve Colombians. Yes, the movie does subtly touch upon realities and history of Colombia. Yet, like it’s resilient people, from it produces a masterpiece that overflows with happiness and love. If I were not Colombian, I can still rave about this exceptional animation film and point out:
Mind-blowing! You have never seen anything like it. Expect colorful, vibrant and full of life images. But, get ready to be amazed by the intricate level of detail. From the reflection of images on Mirabel’s eye glasses, to the embroidery realism on the character’s outfits. Keep an eye out for the crispy golden edges of the arepas.
Love letter to Colombia
Like I have said before, Disney is creating important cultural films that arise the curiosity about those around us. Indeed, Coco is to Mexico like Raya and the Last Dragon is to Southeast Asia, like Encanto is to Colombia. Via creativity, we witness on the screen detail after detail that authentically represents Colombia. There could be touches that might not be easy to identify to the non-Colombians. But, everyone will know clearly it is situated in the country. And, everyone will leave the theater uplifted with the contagious happiness and open arms that characterizes the hospitality of my home.
Get ready because this film is replete with touches and details that Colombians will immediately identify, and ones that other will love to adopt. Arepa con queso anyone?
A Different Villain
As a matter of fact, there is no real villain in this story. There is a sense of gloom given out by an unknown force. Even, perhaps, by the characters’ weaknesses. This movie focusses on the humanity of us all represented by a magical family that makes you want to go visit them!
A Rich Tale
Visually stunning, this epic story has many layers that unfold in a fantastic way. Accompanied by a list of original hit songs that definitively will make you want todance, this fairy tale gives us all the realm of emotions. Plus, it gives us plenty to ponder on at every level. As a community, family or individual, you will get the beautiful nuances and in your face topics loud and clear. And, then, long after watching the film you will revisit them. All the while, feeding your soul.
Yes, this is a land of incredible biodiversity hard to match anywhere on the planet. And, its people do not stay behind. Can you spot the well-dressed, soft-spoken man from the capital city? Along his side, you will see a rainbow of skin colors which is precisely what you will find in Colombia. So, representation is more than alive in this movie. So much so, that I can even detect the different accents that the different people from Colombia actually do use when they speak in English!
Disney Encanto Movie Review – Overall
This truly is the way to mark the 60th Disney animation film! It shines with incredible brilliance and a tradition of magic that perfectly captures culture, landscapes, sounds, flora, fauna, accents, and the heart of a nation.
I didn’t get teary eyed. I cried. Tears of joy, pride, gratitude and tears for finally finding myself represented on the big screen. This, is a story that touches upon unique Colombian idiosyncrasies, history, culture and life. At the same time, it is a story everyone can relate to. Undoubtedly, family is at its core. Furthermore, you will identify your family members in each of the Madrigal characters.
Beyond that, this magical story is deeply rooted in important messages. Probably, the biggest one will be loving who you are with grace. It will be a sweeter reward if you have your family around you to celebrate your uniqueness!
Encanto is a magically created story that adds to the collection of culturally rich Disney animated films.
The Madrigals are an extraordinary family who live hidden in the mountains of Colombia in a charmed place called the Encanto. The magic of the Encanto has blessed every child in the family with a unique gift — every child except Mirabel. However, she soon may be the Madrigals last hope when she discovers that the magic surrounding the Encanto is now in danger. In theaters everywhere November 24th.