fine, because I guess I have to be the one to say it
the adults in Encanto do look their age! I've seen so many posts and comments about how young they look, going as far to say they look to be in their thirties.
Except... they have children in their twenties, and they certainly look older than them. You can tell they're the parents, and Isabela and Dolores are the kids, while still looking like adults themselves.
I'm sure a lot of it has to do with them being attractive, but fifty can be attractive! Fifty isn't as old as you might think! But just because they're hot, doesn't mean they had to have stopped aging at thirty.
All five of the adults have gray hair. Pepa's is the hardest to see because of her light hair, but it's there. None of them are entirely gray yet, but have perfectly natural graying patterns for middle age. Julieta and Bruno have more of a salt-and-peppered look, while Felix has stripe down the middle, and Agustin around the temples, and throughout.
They have wrinkles!! They're not as prominent as Alma's (a woman in her 70s), but look closely and you can see them. Julieta and Felix have crows feet by their eyes, Agustin has wrinkles on his forehead when he smiles, while Pepa and Bruno have smile lines. The attention to detail in this movie is actually wild.
All of these things are good and natural, and I'm tired of people saying they look too young, when they don't!
They look their ages, and that's okay! Fifty doesn't mean you have a foot in the grave, it just means you're middle aged, and that's nothing to be ashamed of.
I think media has a way of showing that fifty is "old" (for example, The Golden Girls were in their 50s, believe it or not), but these characters are still so full of life, and yes - they are attractive, but being attractive and being middle aged are not mutually exclusive.
the DETAILS ✨❤️
small cultural & Colombia/Latin related details from Encanto 🇨🇴
the flowers on Isabela’s dress - cattleya trianae orchids (may lilies), national flowers of Colombia
Camilo snapping his fingers when he is excited
Mirabel using her lips to point
flowered balconies (like in Cartagena)
ruanas (ponchos) that Bruno and Camilo wore
inviting the whole town/neighbourhood to a party
sombrero vueltiao - traditional Colombian hat
Isabela being covered in the colors of Colombian flag (🇨🇴) during her song
and many many more!
(this is for all the people who still say Encanto is not about Colombians ; sorry about the quality of the gifs)
Pepa, may I have your hand, please?? 😘💍
i feel like Felix is naturally good at sharing so I believe we'd be able to share pepa and by that I mean hand over your wife felix
Can you tell what’s been stuck in my head since I have woken up? Rats
and Y/N would be literally like:
Pepa: Family, I’ve been meaning to tell you… Y/N and I are dating.
Alma, Bruno, Y/N, and Julieta: *gasp*
Pepa: Y/N, why are you surprised?!