'Disenchanted' Receives Mixed Social Media Reactions With Reviews Ranging From 'Magical' to Charmless

Disney fans were not all 'Enchanted' by this sequel.
by Danielle Turchiano — 

Amy Adams in 'Disenchanted'


There are a lot of film genres that have fans on the edge of their seats awaiting any and all news and reactions to the latest installments. We see it all the time with superhero fare, Star Wars, and other fantasy fare, including Disney properties. And the latter is what has the internet abuzz right now because Disenchanted, the sequel to 2007's Enchanted (Metascore: 75), is just days away from premiering on Disney+.

The film hosted a star-studded premiere event in Hollywood, Calif. on Nov. 16 and following that screening, critics and influencers who had early access to the film were allowed to break their silence on how they felt it stacked up to the original series or other Disney princess films in general. Interestingly, most critics didn't actually make deep comparisons in their social media posts (perhaps they are saving those for longer-form reviews to be written at their various outlets), but most walked out of the film feeling its magic.

You'll notice we said "most." Reactions have been mixed thus far, with the majority leaning toward the positive. Those who liked the film specifically commented performances from actors including Amy Adams and Patrick Dempsey. But it should be noted that those who didn't like the film also at times commented on those same actors as being bright spots in it. However, there were complaints about the film's length and the simplicity of story.

To get a better idea of what that means, see below for the positive, the negative, and everything in between (so far). You can also click here to hear directly from the team behind the film about all of the Disney Easter eggs within it. And don't forget to check back on the show's title page right here on Metacritic for the Metascore once full reviews are published.

The positive:

The negative:

The in-between: