Synopsis

Set in a suburban fantasy world, two teenage elf brothers, Ian and Barley Lightfoot, go on a 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. Like any good quest, their journey is filled with magic spells, cryptic maps, impossible obstacles and unimaginable discoveries. But when the boys' fearless mom Laurel realizes her sons are missing, she teams up with the legendary winged-lion-scorpion former warrior -- aka The Manticore -- and heads off to find them. Perilous curses aside, this one magical day could mean more than any of them ever dreamed.

Director

Dan Scanlon

Cast

Tom Holland
as Ian Lightfoot (voice)
Chris Pratt
as Barley Lightfoot (voice)
Julia Louis-Dreyfus
as Laurel Lightfoot (voice)
Octavia Spencer
as The Manticore (voice)
Mel Rodriguez
as Officer Colt Bronco (voice)
Kyle Bornheimer
as Wilden Lightfoot (voice)
Lena Waithe
as Officer Spector (voice)

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by z-knipp 9 /10

Hate it but not cause it is bad.

I hated this movie because it hit me so hard. Lost my dad a while back and never dealt with all the things from that but this movie kinda drop kicked my feelings into the focus. Hard to watch a film with tears streaming down your face

Reviewed by brigid134 9 /10

Great film that doesn't have issues of other films

The dead parent trope might be overused for Disney movies but Onward doesn't make the mistakes of those movies. The siblings fight like siblings though out, not just at plot critical moments. Their single mom has a boyfriend who is not an evil stepparent trope, and their mom is actually proactive during the events of the film, but the adventure still belongs to the boys. I've been tired of plots that have parents oblivious to what their kids are doing. I came for the DnD references but I cried for the well-rounded characters.

Reviewed by tyreejones 10 /10

Amazing

A great film about siblings and the incredible bond they can share. I enjoyed every second, don't listen to the haters.

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