Onward was wonderful! Saw it a second time in IMAX yesterday, so now I’ve soaked it in a little more.
The story was very well written and executed—there’s so much reality and you can really see how personal this is to Dan. The story department did a great job on fleshing out the characters and ideas, as well as working with a lot of great humor!
The animation acting was great! Aside from Ian and Barley’s contrasting movements, I really loved the way Blazey moved. His animation was so fluid and reptile-like—I’d really love to learn more on how that was planned out in character development!
This film had me crying the hardest I cried in any Pixar movie. Not only was the impact of Wilden’s loss on Ian and Barley heartbreaking, but I also saw a lot of my sister and I in the brothers’ relationship. The final act gave me so much emotion and chills, I couldn’t even feel my hands! 😂
Once the credits came on, I heard several people say that Onward was one of their favorite Pixar films—and I couldn’t have felt more the same. Overall, a beautifully crafted film, and I can’t wait to see it again and discover even more layers.