Onward ★★★★

The first third set me up for a grueling time but the film gets better as it goes on! If the dad stuff doesn’t get you crying, the brother stuff absolutely will. That third act is so lovely and fun and has a surprisingly simple but terrific climax with one of my favorite “creatures” in recent memory. It ain’t Pixar’s finest, but even A- Pixar is a pretty good film from anyone else. Don’t go in expecting a wild, wide vision of magical realism though– the most inventive fantastical creation of the film is a cop that is a good boyfriend. (Did Lana Del Rey ghostwrite on this)

Not looking forward to yet another inevitable week of think pieces dedicated to an explicitly-queer minor character in a Disney film, though!

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