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Onward | Dan Scanlon

March 10, 2020

There is a lot wrong with Onward, Pixar’s highly uninspired 22nd feature film. Its most surprising fault, though, is its complete lack of detail. Sure, it remains present aesthetically, in its gorgeous photorealistic backdrops and in each carefully tousled hair atop the head of our protagonist, dorky teenage elf Ian (voiced by Tom Holland). But the world-building is spare to the point of obtuseness, which is saying something considering this is the same studio that gave us a believable world…

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