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We’re discussing the Disney+ movie Disillusioned and whether it’s a sequel to Charmed or a reboot.
It’s been 15 years since Disney enchanted starring Amy Adams was released. Written Bill Kelly and under the guidance Kevin Limathe film featured an ensemble cast with names such as Patrick Dempsey, James Marsden, Susan Sarandonas well as Idina Menzel. Considered the best family film released in 2007. enchanted catapulted his lead to glory and revived the love of fairy tales for a new generation. The film’s enchanting story of an animated Disney princess making her way into the real world was hailed as unique and refreshing, earning much praise and widespread critical acclaim.
In the years since, the film has become a beloved classic of Disney’s contemporary fairy tale. Unsurprisingly, Disney immediately wanted to recreate that magic in a sequel. However, this was not destined to happen, and another film with characters from the kingdom of Andalazia finally hit the screens after many years. At one point, James Marsden, who plays Edward, didn’t even think the sequel was going to happen at all. “So I think at this point, a couple of years ago, we just assumed it wasn’t going to happen. But then this script was written, which we all liked and which excited us, everyone had their schedules lined up, and we did it, ”he recalls.
Disappointedalso starring Adams, landed on Disney+ in November 2022 to mixed reviews. The film took over ten years to complete, but for most of that time it was in limbo. New film directed by director Adam Shenkman (who was the executive producer Hocus pocus 2another part two of the cult classic released earlier this year) with Patrick Dempsey, James Marsdenas well as Idina Menzel also reprise their roles alongside Adams. Gabriella Baldacchino was cast as the now teenage Morgan, originally played by Rachel Covey. Maya Rudolph joined production as the film’s villain, and was joined by Yvette Nicole Brown as well as Jayma Mays. Despite the rather cold critical reaction, Disappointed did become the third most watched film in the week of its release.
In the past few years, Disney has developed a habit of remastering and rebooting old classic films. Favorite animated films such as The Lion King, The jungle bookas well as Pinocchio all received the reboot treatment live. However, films like Mary Poppins is back as well as Hocus pocus 2 were a continuation of the original classic, despite coming out decades later. So the question begs: Disenchanted – Sequel or Reboot of a Late 2000s Classic?
What is the disappointment about?
Here’s the official synopsis, courtesy of Disney:
It’s been 10 years since Gisele (Amy Adams) and Robert (Patrick Dempsey) got married, but Giselle has become disillusioned with city life, so they move with their growing family to the sleepy suburban community of Monroeville in search of a bigger fairy tale. life. Unfortunately, this is not the quick fix she was hoping for. In the suburbs, a brand new set of rules and a local queen bee, Malvina Monroe (Maya Rudolph), makes Giselle feel more out of place than ever. Frustrated that finding her happily ever after was not so easy, she turns to the magic of Andalazia for help, accidentally turning the entire city into a real fairy tale and jeopardizing the future happiness of her family. Now Gisele is competing against time to reverse the spell and determine what “happily ever after” really means to her and her family.
In the fairytale kingdom of Andalazia, little happens after the prince wins the heart of his beloved and they live “happily ever after”.
Disappointed explores Giselle’s struggle with reality. The action takes place years after the events enchanted, in the second part, Giselle and Robert are still married, but after they just had a baby. Not only that, Morgan is no longer the 6-year-old fairy-tale lover Giselle that Giselle first met, but a snarky teenager struggling to teach her naive stepmother the concept of sarcasm.
Feeling overwhelmed by her reality, Gisele thinks moving to the suburbs will fix everything. But, unfortunately, this is not entirely true. Robert hates commuting, and Morgan hates leaving New York behind. To make matters worse, local PTA members, led by queen bee Malvina Monroe, are less than welcoming.
When the current king and queen of Andalasia, Edward and Nancy, arrive, they bring a wishing wand to little daughter Giselle. As the former princess grows increasingly disillusioned with the real world, she wants to bring some fairy tale magic to her family life. At first, everything seems to work out perfectly. Morgan is the perfect fairy daughter, Robert is looking for dragons to kill, and Giselle can sing to her heart’s content without being judged by others. All is not well, however, as Giselle soon learns that her desire has also cursed her to become the one fairy tale character despised by most: the evil stepmother.
Unlike the first film, which was more like a love story, Disappointed the focus is on the relationship between Giselle and the teenage Morgan. When they first met, six-year-old Morgan was completely enamored with Giselle and her fabulous upbringing. But as she entered adolescence, their relationship became more strained, which made Giselle wish for a completely different world and eventually turned her into a villainess. Asked about the duality of her iconic character in the new film, Amy Adams said: “It was really great to see Gisele again with all her optimism, joy, excitement and love for everyone, as she wished. I mean, was it really fun to explore what Gisele becomes, what are the different aspects of her depravity?”
Is Disenchanted a reboot or a sequel?
Disappointed this is not a reboot, but a direct continuation of the first enchanted a film that continues the story of Giselle after she married Robert a long time ago. With the exception of the Evil Queen Susan Saradon, all of the main adult characters reprized their roles. While the role of Morgan went to Gabriella Baldacchino for the sequel, Rachel Covey, who played the role in enchanted made a brief appearance as a resident of Monrolasia.