Release Date: March 6, 2020
Director: Dan Scanlon
Stars: Tom Holland, Chris Pratt, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Octavia Spencer
Plot: Two brothers go on a quest to bring back their dad for one last day together
Clint Says: Wait until after opening weekend, but see this in theaters
Disney/Pixar has an uncanny talent at taking very heavy subject matter and turning into an animated feature that is entertaining for the whole family and still stays true to the emotional depth of the circumstance the hero is in. Films like UP and INSIDE OUT are perfect examples of how they can take what seems to be an impossible task and make it work well.
Now, we can add ONWARD to that list.
My only negative comment about this movie is that it starts off a bit slow. However, after the first 15 or 20 minutes it hits its stride and becomes a fantastic film that the whole family can enjoy. The rest of the film is fun, funny, quirky, heartwarming, and exciting. It's filled with great physical comedy, adventure, fascinating characters and unique world building.
One of the best things about this movie is the twist. It is one that you'll never see coming, but it plays perfectly to the audience.
If you are looking for a fun day out with the family, ONWARD should be on your short list of things to do.