The only flaw I felt was like Disney again making the same mistake they’ve been doing for the sequels of most of their animated movies, Incredibles 2, Finding Dory, Monsters University, like all these movies were just to bring back the fan favorite characters on screen again but the story is just small… Even though they’re entertaining to watch… all these movies kinda drag their story till the end and just finishes off like that!
The story tackles some real questions about friendships and growing up but not in a very comforting way. It makes me worry if this is not the best movie to send a message like this to younger audiences.
Disney is known for being subtle when it comes to real world lessons but they’ve been more on the nose recently and it’s starting to show some cracks.
The movie doesn’t carry over fun characters like Felix or Calhoun for anything more than cameos and that was super disappointing.
They’re replaced by new supporting characters like Gal Gadot’s Shank and while the character design is spot on , she doesn’t really add much to the story other than to move Vanellope’s character along.
Still, the dive back into pop culture references still needed some software updates to maximize old and new characters, and design the film with the same standards the first held.