Reviewed by – Tom Gerrard
Runtime: 102 mins
Directed by: Dan Scanlon
Starring: Tom Holland, Chris Pratt, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Octavia Spencer
Overview: Two brothers embark on a perilous quest after discovering their father was a wizard.
Onward is the newest feature film from animation Titan Pixar. In this adventure we are introduced to Ian (Holland) and Barley (Pratt), two brothers who discover their late father was a wizard, and embark on a quest to bring him back for twenty-four hours. Though this may not be Pixar’s best film, the feature boasts a grander sense of adventure than many films from the studio. The film also displays the best animation in the business right now. The detail in the image rivals the masterful work from the studios last feature, Toy Story 4. The film also features incredible performances from the whole cast which give greater depth to the more emotional scenes, which will bring most audience members to tears.
Overall, Onward may not be Pixar’s best film, but the characters and the emotional response will be remembered for years to come. If your family is looking for an adventurous trip to the movies, this is the adventure of the year.