Luca (2021)

“We underdogs have to look out for each other, right? ” – Giulia

Number of Times Seen – 1 (17 Jun 2021)

Brief Synopsis – Two Sea Monsters disguise themselves as humans in Italy and form a friendship with a local girl as the trio attempt to win a local race.

My Take on it – Interesting idea but still a disappointment from a story perspective especially given the fact that this is a Pixar film.

The story has similar themes to numerous other films both animated and live action and isn’t as effective as some of the other.

The one thing that actually makes this film stand out is in the realm that Pixar always excels at and that is in the animation.

The characters and landscapes look so beautiful throughout and are wondrous to watch.

The characters are new and unique but the film fails to develop them on more than a superficial level which is a bit disappointing to see.

The way that they deal with the characters getting wet and drying themselves off very quickly works really well and helps keep things feeling a bit more plausible.

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Many Pixar employees are upset at the move to make the film a Disney+ exclusive, putting out public statements that doing it with Soul (2020) in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic was understandable, but doing it twice in a row even with the vaccine rollout ramping up, and not even putting it behind a premium paywall like Raya and the Last Dragon (2021), started to give the impression that the studio isn’t respected by Disney execs. (From IMDB)

Rating – BAFTA Worthy (6/10)


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