Onward movie review - aussieboyreviews


Well, you can say it certainly brings tears to your eyes. Onward is a  tale about two teenage brothers who have a day to bring their dad back for a day. The film deals with loss and is likely to be loved by children.


In a fantastical realm where magic has taken over, two elven brothers embark on an epic and emotional quest to bring back their late father for one day.


Director: Dan Scanlon
Cast: Tom Holland, Chris Pratt, Octavia Spencer, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Ali Wong, Lena Waithe
Writer: Dan Scanlon, Keith Bunin, Jason Headley
Release Date (Australia): 3 April 2020
Runtime: 102 minutes/1h 42m
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family
Country: USA
Language: English


Themes (PG)

The film features scenes including senses of threat and peril in a fantasy context, as well as references to loss and grief.

Violence (PG)

The film features a lengthy animated scene in which characters battle a gigantic fantasy creature.

Coarse Language (G)

Use of the word “damn”.

Nudity (G)

The film features a brief animated depiction of partial male buttocks nudity.

MPAA rating

PG (for action/peril and some mild thematic elements)


The finest voice acting of Tom Holland and Chris Pratt makes the beautiful messages of Onward even more of an emotional Disney Pixar tale, focused on an original story of love, family and loss. Not only is the film an entertaining journey for animation fans, but it also features plenty of heartfelt moments that’ll bring those tears out of your eyes.

The fantasy elements of the film may appear as dull for several audiences, but it’s the originality of the magic and the fantasy details that create Onward as a moving adventure. There are also several genuinely amazing lines about family and love, so it’s certainly one of the best sibling stories for kids.

There are some scenes that you’ll notice as a bit lengthy, but it doesn’t make the film a waste of time. What’s probably the best attribute of the film would have to be the finishing of the movie. Without providing spoilers, Onward’s ending isn’t completely happy but is satisfying and will leave audiences glad they watched it. So thank you to Onward, for making us laugh, making us cry, and reaching to our hearts.

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