Raya and the Last Dragon

Raya and the Last Dragon ★★½

There was a good movie in there, but it gets drowned out by step by step storytelling without an ounce of urgency or wonder.
Don't get me wrong, the film portrays a world shattering event, because ofc it does, but how we experience it is manufactured in such a way that there is no time at all to let it sink in or expand on anything, it's a paper chase from one station to the next with moments and characters designed to sell products.
It's a shame because the message is great and the climax worked for me despite being bored and annoyed throughout, one sees it coming but when it happens there is some form of disney magic in the air, the oh so important ingredient which is missing for most of it.
The golden age of disney is long over, the renaissance is used to milk it with live action remakes, disney's entirely new output doesn't have the same quality to sustain the same treatment, but that won't stop disney from getting your bucks in 20 years with the same shit.