Julie M., Laurent P. · Published on 1 May 2020 at 09h03
· Updated on 1 May 2020 at 11h05
Onward, a film made from computer generated pictures by studios Pixar will be released in France on March 4, and on demand from April 23 and on digital rent from May 1, 2020. Discover the poster and the trailers now!
When magic and fairytales evolve with time… This is what Disney Pixar studios offer with Onward, a film made from computer generated pictures by Dan Scanlon, out in France on March 4, and on demand from April 23, 2020. Planes, smartphones, and daily routine are staged along with magic and other artefacts, in a movie likely to delight children and their parents.
A movie starring Chris Pratt (The Lego Movie, The Guardians of the Galaxy, Jurassic World…), Tom Holland (Avengers: Endgame, Spider-Man: From Home…), as well as Julia Louis-Dreyfus (The new Adventures of Old Christine, Veep…) and Octavia Spencer (The Help, Instant Family…) in an unknown role. Let’s discover the poster and the trailers!
Barley and Ian Lightfoot lost their dad very early. They live in a suburb city filled with fantastic creatures (elves, trolls, imps and even unicorns) but the ancestral magic disappears little by little. The two brothers decide to go and drive aboard their Guinevere van to look for it hoping to spend one last day with their father.
Onward is a moving movie in terms of family and sibling relationships used in a clever way with humor and emotion. And this is the strength of the movie: director Dan Scanlon provides us with a touching movie drawing from his own private story to give us a movie at the level of what Pixar studios usually produce. You can get tissues out without any problem...
A true learning story mixing magic and technology following two brothers who have very little in common: Ian, introverted, is trying to figure out who he is, and Barley, free and indepenent, for a solid movie, very well-built and nicely paced. The movie gets the same codes as for the herois fantasy to face them to more modern codes and the codes of consumer societies to show what's wrong with them.
A satire of the society and the standardization of the people, dear to many writers such as Pier Paolo Pasolini, for instance, here suggested but never condemned and pushing towards a more in-depth reading of the movie that yet doesn't revolutionize the genre but has the merit of discreetly approaching the topic, a thing that is quite rare in such movies, especially when released by Disney. A nice Pixar movie as can be.