When I saw the first teaser for this movie I wasn’t that intrigued. Turns out, after watching the film on Disney+ yesterday, my intuition was correct.
Onward is hands down the worst Disney/Pixar movie I’ve seen. No doubt about it. The story, while set in an imaginative world that depicts magical creatures like elves and pixies in modern society, is as bland and predictable as they come.
Following the tale of two brothers and their “quest” to restore the second half of their materialized father (quick rundown; their father is dead and on the youngest brother’s birthday they are given a staff and a spell to bring their father back to life for one day) the plot is designed to inspire people to love one another and to try and hopefully influence a few tears.
The message was sweet but the movie was real droll. I’m talking about an almost-going-to-sleep-because-the-movie-is-so-boring type of droll.
I wish I could say Onward exceeded my wildest expectations. It did not.
I’m giving this 3 out of 5 stars and a solid 85 out of 100.
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