Review: Disney’s Encanto


Cameron May

Disney’s Encanto is a movie with characters that have different personalities that everyone can relate to, yet shows that it’s ok to not have a perfect family.

Encanto came out Nov. 24, 2021. It stars Stephanie Beatriz, Jessica Darrow, Rhenzy Feliz and John Leguizamo. The movie is directed by Byron Howard and Jared Bush.

One of the best things about this movie is the music. Each song has great vocals and fantastic lyrics that get in your head. One song that was lacking, though, was “All of You.” It just didn’t stick like the others did.

Another thing that was good was all the details of the animation. All the characters have their own look, and that is one thing that is great about Disney in general. The culture represented in this movie is amazing! From including some Spanish lyrics in songs to the incredibly vibrant colors of the house and the village, these details helped bring the audience into the setting. This is something that isn’t seen much, so it’s great to see a different culture in a big movie like this.

One thing that wasn’t as effective in the movie was how the characters changed so quickly. Isabella loses her qualities of “the perfect daughter” as soon as things go downhill. It needed to be fast-paced, but it felt it was forced with each character changing so quickly.

This movie in general is a tear jerker, because it shows just how much different families struggle with wanting to be perfect all the time, even if there are cracks and breaks.