Excerpt: Pixar has been known for its incredible world building, but “Onward’s” world is Tolkien lite by way of Dreamworks’ dragons with a lead character who could easily slip into a Keebler elf commercial…
Excerpt: It will likely fall into the category of mid-tier Pixar. However, if you’re able to connect with the film’s examination of loss and mending old emotional scars, I think there is a story to be found here that is deeply moving, meaningful, and cathartic.
Excerpt: Don’t let the Pixar curve throw you: familiar this quest may be, but it’s full of magic and wonder and humor and melancholy, and set in a fully realized fantasy world. Not a masterpiece but very good.
Excerpt: Much of the charm of Pixar’s animated movies comes from the fact that the finished product often sounds like a rejected idea from a pitch meeting. The imagination and wit involved with a lot of their movies can’t be contained in 25 words or less.
Excerpt: Pixar, not content with simply making kids (and adults already on the edge of mortality crises) confront regular ol’ death in their movies, have pioneered plenty of new methods to make us mourn.