I like the fact that Encanto didn't have a villain. People were mad about that and I'm like "You are mad a movie is unique among all Disney movies and tried for something different?" Weird thing to complain about if you ask me.
Also Mirabelle's parents and family are all alive and well. How great is that for Disney?
There was a villain song in the film - " We Don't Talk About Bruno". Think about it. It describes the whole problem that the family is unwittingly about to dump on Mirabelle later in the film: they accuse her of breaking the illusion that everything is perfect.
The twist of the movie isn't that it doesn't have the typical Howard Ashman structure for a Disney musical: we have the song that introduces the world the protagonist lives in, we have the "I want to..." song, and always the third or fourth song in this structure is the antagonist's (which almost always outside of movies like Mulan, is also the villain) song, which, in this case, is " We Don't Talk About Bruno."
But the family isn't evil, even though they're the antagonists, like in some other Disney movies (Tangled and Cinderella come to mind), which to me is a nice element to subvert and make Encanto an even more standout movie than a fair amount of other Disney flicks.
Aside from the Bruno song being a villain song as noted by @flaboyblast , this argument doesn't hold water simply because Encanto has the best Disney Soundtrack since The Hunchback Of Notre Dame. Yes, it's been that long since we've had one that great.I will tell you why I disliked Enchanto for not having a villain but was fine with Turning Red or Inside Out not having a villain. In Disney movies with musical numbers, the villain usually gets the best song, so doing a musical without a villain, usually leaves a giant hole where the villain's song goes. The songs in Enchanto are okay, but I really love a great villain song. The fact that Disney really lacks big charismatic villains who do songs has been an issue in recent Disney films.
The Bruno song is definitely the villain song. And Bruno's reality subverts those expectations.
Aside from the Bruno song being a villain song as noted by @flaboyblast , this argument doesn't hold water simply because Encanto has the best Disney Soundtrack since The Hunchback Of Notre Dame. Yes, it's been that long since we've had one that great.
Yet another unconventional or unpopular opinion.
For me, I generally like his Disney soundtracks, but his Broadway ventures leave me cold. I think Hamilton is the cheesiest thing on earth, and In the Heights is dull as dishwater. I can't say that love every song on Moana or Encanto, but they both have more songs than resonate with me than anything else he's done. That may also be because those movies have less rap verses than his Broadway shows, which I really think he's not good at doing at all.I haven't seen Encanto, but (as I think I've mentioned elsewhere in this thread) Lin-Manuel Miranda is a composer you either "get" or you don't. I don't get it. I've listened to a couple of the big songs from Encanto. Still not getting it.
Different era. The T-shirts in the early '90s also had writings like "Underachiever. And proud of it!" with Bart aiming a slingshot, which some schoolboards took as causing disruption in the classroom. This article goes into the mentality of the time: The Great Bart Simpson T-Shirt School Ban of 1990I don't know if it's much of an unpopular opinion, but more a stray thought: You think schools that banned Bart Simpson T-shirts in the early '90s didn't think much in the 2000s/2010s when students showed up to class wearing Simpsons shirts, like that Sopranos parody one?
Disagree. The live-action / animated juxtaposition was the biggest part of its appeal. It's why the show Ozzy and Drix sucked.I think Osmosis Jones would've worked better if it was a fully animated film than a live-action/animated film.
I'd love an animated Freaky Friday movie, my favorite version from 1976, has an animated intro, so it would be cool to have an animated edition. Fully animated Pete's Dragon could work too.I feel like Disney should do animated remakes of their live-action films as a reversal of their constant remaking their animated films in live-action form.
You have to consider the time. There were almost no adult cartoons around at the time. The few that were around were Ralph Bakshi's cartoons (cult classics at best, even in 1990). Some anime had a teen/adult following but it was limited to tape trading or expensive one-episode vhs releases advertised mainly in hobby magazines. There was nothing like it in the mainstream (we wouldnt get another major adult cartoon until 1993 with Beavis and Butthead), so it garnered controversy for that. As for the whole "dysfunctional family" aspect, while there were shows like Married with Children and Roseanne, they werent aimed at family audiences for the most part, they were deconstructions for people sick of traditional sitcoms (and Roseanne was more about a struggling family trying to make ends meet, something the Simpsons used to do as well).Truthfully, I've always found that idea quaint. It's such a mild show and it always has been.