Disney’s ‘Wish’ receives mixed reviews from critics
Disney Wish the latest feature from the long-standing animation studio – and the film they’re releasing right as the company celebrates 100 years. So it comes with a certain amount of weight, because it’s being asked to be a movie to sum up what the last 100 years of movies have been, and what the company is doing. stand for moving into the future. The film tells the true Disney story of a young woman (Ariana DeBose) who wants a star – and then the star visits her, and helps fight for the future of her country against evil king (Chris Pine).
Despite the strong cast and appealing concept, the early reviews are favorable Wish from critics was mixed at best. Some of the articles praise the impressive scenes (a Disney trademark for 100 years now) and very catchy tunes. Many others found the film to be far too self-referential and meta in drawing on other fairy tales and Disney history. One even compared it to what would happen if you asked ChatGPT to make a Disney movie for everyone.
As of this writing, the film Yes are listed as Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes—almost, at 63 percent. Over on Metacritic, its current score is 53, which indicates a mixed response.
Here is a selection of the Wish reviews so far…
Graves of Sabina, Gizmodo:
An animation effect with visuals that brings back the fairy tale look we’ve been missing since The Princess and the Frog while embracing the use of CG in today’s Disney era. today.
Kristen Lopez, TheWrap:
For a company that has come this far, it’s a shame that the story within “Wish” feels so thin. That being said, go and soak it in. The songs and the character will stick with you much longer.
Brian Truitt, The United States today:
If you hate all things Disney or are a big fan, you won’t like the new animated musical “Wish.”
Clarisse Loughrey, The Independent:
Sweet, little lively music.
Lovia Gyarkye, The Hollywood Reporter:
At the heart of Wish is a thematic and successful formula, so it’s a shame that it’s wasted in favor of a warm, safe conclusion at the end.
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Owen Gleiberman, Different:
Disney, in the midst of celebrating its 100th anniversary, has become such a self-centered company that it has now created a kind of fairy tale brand of its own.
Petrana Radulovic, Polygon:
Wish feels like what you would get if you asked a group of C-suite executives armed with ChatGPT to create a Disney movie that would please everyone.
Kate Erbland, Indiewire:
“Wish” is a throwback to the past, a celebration of the present, and a gentle push into the future.
Tim Grierson, Screen:
Live music with emphasis that clearly references the company’s favorite films, a strategy that mostly reflects how singular the studio’s productions used to be.
Robbie Collin, The Telegraph:
It’s not so much a Disney fairy tale as a corporate identity crisis.
Belen Edwards, Mashable:
Intrusive, self-referencing IP capture.
Jordan Hoffman, The Messenger:
Not only is the story flat, the animation isn’t even that good.
Wish opens in theaters everywhere on Wednesday, November 22.
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