Following the world premiere of the new Disney+ Original film, “Disenchanted”, the social media reaction embargo has now lifted, and critics have been able to share their early thoughts on the film.
It has been more than ten years since Giselle (Adams) and Robert (Dempsey) wed, but Giselle has grown disillusioned with life in the city, so theymove their growing family to the sleepy suburban community of Monroeville in search of a more fairy tale life. Unfortunately, it isn’t the quick fix she had hoped for. Suburbia has a whole new set of rules and a local queen bee, Malvina Monroe (Rudolph), who makes Giselle feel more out of place than ever. Frustrated that herhappily ever afterhasn’t been so easy to find, she turns to the magic of Andalasia for help, accidentally transforming the entire town into a real-life fairy tale and placing her family’s future happiness in jeopardy.Now, Giselle is in a race against time to reverse the spell and determine whathappily ever aftertruly means to her and her family.
Here’s my social media reaction to the film:
#Disenchanted is a charming family film, full of great music, lovely dance numbers & a unique tale of good overcoming evil. It was far better than I expected, it's not as good as the original, but I enjoyed it. It's a good film for the family during the holidays. Out on Friday pic.twitter.com/fzlL9aVHCV
Disenchanted is MAGICAL! The long, long, long wait to get back to Andalasia was worth it. With incredible songs & powerful performances, it's an instant hit! Have tissues handy though because it packs an emotional punch! We don't all need a fairy tale life. #Disenchantedpic.twitter.com/ZJFzJBiytf
#Disenchanted really doesn’t capture the spirit of the original and arrives 13 years too late. You don’t wanna watch a 2h film and feel like it’s a 3 hour one. Watching it on Disney’s app is an immersive experience because I truly felt like Giselle – watching was a chore 🧹
I found #Disenchanted to be a pleasant addition to Gisele’s story, with enjoyable music that does justice to the original. Some important parenting lessons combined with Amy Adams and Patrick Dempsey adding a silly new twist to their roles made for a fun movie and worthy sequel. pic.twitter.com/vtkrdwyOWN
#Disenchanted is a blast! It builds on #Enchanted in a very logical & fantastical fashion & aptly deconstructs relevant ideas of fantasy & reality again. The songs & the way they're visualized is FANTASTIC. Everyone in the cast is great but Amy Adams functions on another LEVEL! pic.twitter.com/8olO5XqrMC
Honestly, I liked #Disenchanted! It could've been 30 minutes shorter and it's obvious they did tons of reshoots. But thanks to the cast's dedication to the creative story and Menken's new music, it works. Nowhere near as good as the original but it still has all the Disney magic! pic.twitter.com/TKIN5IHSK9
“Disenchanted” stars Amy Adams, Patrick Dempsey, Maya Rudolph, Yvette Nicole Brown, Jayma Mays, Gabriella Baldacchino, with Idina Menzel and James Marsden. Directed by Adam Shankman from a screenplay by Brigitte Hales and a story by J. David Stem & David N. Weiss, and Richard LaGravenese, “Disenchanted” is produced by Barry Josephson, Barry Sonnenfeld, and Amy Adams, with Jo Burn, Sunil Perkash, and Adam Shankman serving as executive producers. The movie features songs with music by 8-time Oscar-winning composer Alan Menken and lyrics by three-time Oscar-winning lyricist Stephen Schwartz, whose work on “Enchanted” garnered three Academy Award nominations and a score by Alan Menken.
“Disenchanted” willpremiere exclusively on Disney+ this Friday, November 18th, 2022.
Roger has been a Disney fan since he was a kid and this interest has grown over the years. He has visited Disney Parks around the globe and has a vast collection of Disney movies and collectibles. He is the owner of What's On Disney Plus & DisKingdom.