Disenchanted review: “A sequel that glitters but can’t recapture the magic”

Just seven weeks after Hocus Pocus 2 materialised comes the eye-rubbing appearance of another belated sequel to a much-loved classic on Disney Plus. And while Disenchanted can’t recapture the magic of 2007’s Enchanted, it occasionally glitters like a carriage pulling up to the ball.

Enchanted closed its picture book with Andalasian princess-to-be Giselle (Amy Adams) finding her happy ever after with New York lawyer Robert (Patrick Dempsey) and his young daughter Morgan (Rachel Covey). This picks up 10 years later, with Morgan (Gabriella Baldacchino) now a moody teenager and big sister to baby Sophia. Giselle, or El for short, is also in something of a funk (though still liable to burst into an Alan Menken song at any moment), so the family ups sticks to America’s own version of a magical kingdom: suburbia.

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