Friday, March 13, 2020

Onward (Movie, Review): Tipstor® Pick

Summary: In a suburban fantasy world, two teenage elf brothers, Ian & Barney Lightfoot (Tom Holland & Chris Pratt), embark on an extraordinary quest to discover if there is still a little magic left out there.

Starring: Ali Wong, Chris Pratt, George Psarras, Grey DeLisle, John Ratzenberger, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Kyle Bornheimer, Lena Waithe, Mel Rodriguez, Octavia Spencer, Tom Holland, Tracey Ullman

Movie: Onward

Director: Dan Scanlon

Genre(s): Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Comedy, Animation, Family

Rating: PG

Runtime: 102 min



Pixar comes up with a rather fresh concept, fantasy creatures in a modern times world, with some strong emotional moments. It was an excellent idea to make the film about the two brothers Ian (voiced by Tom Holland) and Barley (Chris Pratt) going on a quest to briefly reunite with the the late father they never knew or barely remember. It is a very heartfelt tale: wanting to connect with a relative you never knew. The connection between the two brothers (one’s the shy guy who isn’t into magic but can do it and the other is the outgoing, immature one who is into magic but can’t do it) is handled really well. The ending may be up there with some of Pixar’s great moments.


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