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Disenchanted | Review

★★★

Be careful what you wish for. That’s the rather rote message at the heart of Adam Shankman’s long awaited sequel to noughties favourite Enchanted. It’s also a warning. A caution that all those that have clamoured for this moment these past fifteen years might well have heeded. Disenchanted is no outright flop and yet it is a film that comes perilously close to living up to its title in all the wrong ways. The poisoned apple doesn’t fall far from the twee. Perhaps a lack of faith behind the scenes at Disney has let the film down. Ambition curtailed. Cinematic potential stifled in favour of streaming and a trimmed budget. Disenchanted is sweet in the moment but little more than the a modern day’s ‘direct-to-DVD’ follow up.

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