This is the greatest Disney movie in a generation. It’s probably the best musical of last year. Lin Manuel Miranda is doing animated Sondheim and the lyrical content of songs like Surface Pressure are simply unreal. I completely bawl starting at Dos Oruguitas and don’t recover until the credits. I cannot say enough superlative things. It’s a miracle.
It created the genre of the “serious” science fiction movie and every movie in that category, to this day, continues to pay it homage. It is a testament to how movies can be a complete vision of another world. It re-imagines the classic story of the hero’s journey in a way that challenges the audience to evolve a new understanding of story itself.
I believe it is as fine a movie as has ever been made. I’d put it against anything.