A Pixar film getting rave reviews from critics? Whaaat, no way!
Obviously we’re being sarcastic. Pixar films are typically praised by critics, and for good reason. The amount of work that goes into making a Pixar film is incredible. They spend years developing these things, with dozens of eyes examining, so that critics don’t have to.
Their latest film, Luca, was set to be released inside theaters this month, but due to the ongoing pandemic around the world, the studio decided to release it straight to Disney+
You can now watch the movie on the streaming service, as long as you already have a subscription.
The setup for Luca is that its title character is a young boy living off the Italian coast. It is there he shares adventures with a newfound best friend who has a dark secret: this friend is not actually fully human but a sea monster from another world just below the water’s surface.
The movie has been getting mostly positive reviews from critics.
Drew Taylor from The Playlist gave it a near perfect rating…
This movie will fill your heart up. Casarosa is an artist with a true perspective, fearless in his creative impulses and limitless in his compassion, and Luca is a pure expression of these sensibilities.
And Alonso Duralde from The Wrap also enjoyed the film…
Luca is sweet and affecting, capturing the bond that strangers can build over a summer, and how that friendship can endure. And like its shape-shifting protagonists, it’s got plenty going on beneath the surface.
But it wasn’t all great. In fact, Robert Daniels from RogerEbert.com claims it’s Pixar’s least “special” film yet…
While some material may hit with younger audiences, Luca makes for Pixar’s least enchanting, least special film yet.
Another critic, Roger Moore from Movie Nation, also slammed the movie…
Disney/Pixar’s animated “Luca” is “The Little Mermaid” without the heart, “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs” without the laughs. It’s a gorgeous-looking time-killer aimed at a very young and undemanding audience.
Who to believe? No idea. You’ll just have to check it out for yourself.