An animated film where Chris Pratt and Tom Holland voice two of the main characters? Yes please. I mean, I knew I would be watching Onward but I had no idea that it would give me all the feels. Whether it is a mother and the love of her children, the bond between siblings or children coping with the loss of a parent, you are sure to relate to some, if not all, of the various relationship dynamics found in this film. Needless to say, this movie is filled with so much heart.
Onward takes you on adventure but the real lessons happen during the journey. Interestingly enough, for Ian it is more than a journey of finding what they need to make their dad complete. It’s a journey of self discovery.
As for us, it is a good reminder that believing in yourself is important, we should trust our gut, the easy way out isn’t always best and to never forget who you are. Oh, and that sometimes what you are looking for is right in front of you. That’s a lot of good stuff to take in…maybe even some good conversation starters with the kiddos.
All in all, I enjoyed Onward!
Before I conclude my official Onward movie review, I want to add that I loved how they incorporated the feel of Weekend at Bernie’s and Transformers in some of their scenes. I am not sure if it was intentional or not but I thought it was pretty cool.
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More about Onward
Two teenage elf brothers, Ian and Barley Lightfoot, go on an journey to discover if there is still a little magic left out there in order to spend one last day with their father, who died when they were too young to remember him.
Ok, so you’ve read my Onward movie review, now go and watch the movie. Onward is now officially in theaters!!!