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Onward (2020) - new Pixar movie
« on: March 01, 2020, 06:38:05 AM »
Caught this yesterday - new Pixar movie featuring Chris Pratt and Tom Holland in the lead roles.  Basic plot is set in a post-fantasy fantasy world, so imagine your classic Dungeons & Dragons / LotR / etc landscape with fantastical creatures but moved forward into the modern day so magic has been forgotten.  Creatures with wings don't fly any more but drive cars etc.  Your basic Pixar setup.

Without spoiling too much (cos the main conceit is a bit of a surprise and pretty funny) the two leads are on a Quest to use magic to be able to spend one more day with their deceased father.  The modern world seems determined to frustrate them at every turn, chased by police etc. 

i thought it took a good long while to actually get going, it seemed like the first third was all set up and it really didn't settle with me until the final act to be honest.  However, I though they nailed the ending, and the whole thing is pretty good overall.

Summary - mid-tier Pixar but worth a look.  Most annoying thing was the fact that the traditional Pixar short had been replaced by a terrible fucking Simpsons short with no dialogue.  WTF Disney?

I think "Soul" is next from Pixar?  That looks like it might be better.


Re: Onward (2020) - new Pixar movie
« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2020, 09:31:31 AM »
The central conceit is all over the trailers.

I think this looks like one of the more interesting Pixar films in a while. I love how one of the brothers has a battle jacket with fantasy band patches on (imagine animating that by hand!!)

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Re: Onward (2020) - new Pixar movie
« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2020, 10:59:41 AM »
HAPPY ENDING?

Re: Onward (2020) - new Pixar movie
« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2020, 11:16:44 AM »
Got 5 stars in EMPIRE (though I know that probably means fuck all) Loved Coco and Inside Out so I wish Pixar would stick to doing more original stories rather than hot and miss sequels which presumably bring most of the money in(Incredibles 2 was meh, Toy Story 4 was a fucking joy).

Re: Onward (2020) - new Pixar movie
« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2020, 11:41:18 AM »
I cant believe how with all the potential of the incredibles they squandered it with more of the same. Right down to continuing the Underminer fight which should've just been left as a memorable ending

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Re: Onward (2020) - new Pixar movie
« Reply #5 on: March 04, 2020, 02:11:27 PM »
The central conceit is all over the trailers.

Ah, clearly I must only have seen a teaser as I don't remember the legs... Did make me laugh though, I thought they were going for a Weekend at Bernie's thing with it.

Re: Onward (2020) - new Pixar movie
« Reply #6 on: March 04, 2020, 04:32:40 PM »
The main characters look crap, I've seen those same faces time and time again, but these are blue.

Re: Onward (2020) - new Pixar movie
« Reply #7 on: March 05, 2020, 12:38:23 AM »
the guardian got a load of stick for running a "frozen... for boys!" review but i think to be fair to them brotherly relationships are different to the sisterly one explored in frozen. which is fine except for the lame twist evil boyfriend which makes no sense

so yeah whatever will watch this when i can be arsed

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Re: Onward (2020) - new Pixar movie
« Reply #8 on: March 05, 2020, 10:49:06 AM »
Basic plot is set in a post-fantasy fantasy world, so imagine your classic Dungeons & Dragons / LotR / etc landscape with fantastical creatures but moved forward into the modern day so magic has been forgotten.  Creatures with wings don't fly any more but drive cars etc.  Your basic Pixar setup.

Tired fantasy AND cars

I'm out

Re: Onward (2020) - new Pixar movie
« Reply #9 on: March 05, 2020, 12:30:30 PM »
the guardian got a load of stick for running a "frozen... for boys!" review but i think to be fair to them brotherly relationships are different to the sisterly one explored in frozen. which is fine except for the lame twist evil boyfriend which makes no sense

so yeah whatever will watch this when i can be arsed

Are there songs in it? Or are they implying that boys don't like songs, so Frozen for boys wouldn't have any?

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Re: Onward (2020) - new Pixar movie
« Reply #10 on: March 05, 2020, 10:05:18 PM »
Are there songs in it? Or are they implying that boys don't like songs, so Frozen for boys wouldn't have any?

No songs, bit of silly dancing.

Re: Onward (2020) - new Pixar movie
« Reply #11 on: March 06, 2020, 04:59:38 PM »

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