This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Josh Simpson’s review published on Letterboxd:
This review may contain spoilers.
Somehow I enjoyed it more this time.
Sometimes when I have art homework to do I like to put a Pixar movie on in the background. Somehow it just hits different.
I have an observation about the homosexual messaging that everyone has mentioned about this film:
Yes this film is clearly an allegory about being or coming out as gay. But I don’t think it needs to have Luca and Alberto get together. The movie uses them hiding their true species as a metaphor for being closeted. So the whole point of the movie is to teach young children (and I guess adults) about feeling comfortable in your true skin and how to accept others different to you. But it disguises it in a way that is fun for kids.
Pixar has made a film about social politics and a depressed man having a midlife crisis so they masked it as a super hero film
- The Incredibles
Pixar has made a film about the struggles of parenting and having to watch and let your child grow up so they made the main characters fishes… and toys
- Finding Nemo.. and Toy Story 4
Pixar movies teach important messages and themes in a way that is accessible to children. So no, I don’t think that Disney tried to suppress the homosexuality in this film. I believe that Pixar Studios and Enrico Casarosa told the story they wanted… the way they wanted to.