Review of Pixar’s “Onward”


Bianca Sanz, Writer

Onward is a Pixar movie that as directed by Dan Scanlon. It stars the voices of Tom Holland as Ian and Chris Pratt as Bradley.

The movie is about two brothers who live in a world where magic is real. Overtime, people began to use technology and modern conveniences and eventually forgot all about magic.

On Ian’s 16th birthday, his mom gives him a gift that he left before he passed away. It was a wooden staff and a gem. It was a spell to bring back their dad for a whole day.

While Ian is casting the spell, the gem breaks while his dad was coming to life and he was left with only his legs. They embark on a quest with their dads legs to bring him completely back.

The older brother Barley is a firm magic believer and thinks that his game is actually based on history. But his younger brother Ian doesn’t have those beliefs so the do clash along the way.

This is a movie about father and son bonding but it is also about brother and brother bonding.

Pixar Studios has done an amazing job with details and everything’s looks as if you were there. The entire film resembles our modern world but it has exaggerated cartoon features on characters in a realistic looking world.

There’s many whimsical characters that you see in the movie, such as unicorns who resemble raccoons, dragons for pets, and pixies that are bikers.

The film also makes a modern connect to today’s world that modern technology has brought us together in some ways but in another’s have pushed us far apart. I’m sure that we can all relate to as well.

Near end the movie, the heart warming scene of their farther coming back definitely gets the water works flowing.

In my opinion, I wasn’t really emotionally invested in the movie because I didn’t quite relate to the brother and brother bond. I was still entertained by the movies talented actors and the impeccable visuals.

I wouldn’t say it’s my favorite Pixar film but it’s a good one and definitely recommend for those who are sons and brothers.