“Long ago there was magic, over time the magic faded.” This is how this Pixar + Disney Animation movie Onward opens.
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The main character Ian’s (voiced by Tom Holland) wakes up on his 16th birthday morning. We are introduced to Ian’s family: the mother Laurel (voiced by Julia Louis-Drefus), older brother Barley (voiced by Chris Pratt) and a late father who passed away when he was very young.
Ian is missing his father at this momentous birthday and starts searching for more about who he was. He learned about how his father was bold, confident and popular. He was everything Ian is not and wishes to be.
Through a series of incredible events. Ian discovers he has “magic” inside of him and attempts to catch a spell his father left behind for him to resurrect his father for 1 day!
“Onward is a story of an endearing quest between brothers that teaches us to love the ones we have, trust destiny and speak your hearts fire! Onward shows us the wisdom in sacrificing what we thought we needed and wanted but had all along in the ones who love us.” – Meg Harrell of megforit.com
Best Motivational Quotes from Onward
“I’m not ready! You’re never ready!” When Ian is forced to do something, he’s been too scared to try.
“Believe in Every Step” Barley tell Ian this when Ian has to perform a bridge spell. The spell won’t work unless he believes in every step.
“Speak your hearts fire!” Ian cannot perform magic unless he voices the spell with passion!
“I needed that rope!” “But did you?” Ian thought the rope was keeping him from falling but it was his own magic. He didn’t need a security blanket.
“With a little bit of magic, you can do anything” We all have talents and abilities that are waiting to creativity burst out!
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Onward is safe for all ages, some mild peril but the PG rating is true and honest. Bring everyone to see this, it’s message and plot elements are something everyone will identify with.
Pixar’s Onward has Lord of the Rings level medieval adventure partnered with the power that Disney has to push our emotional buttons – Onward will also catch you in the feels!
This movie gets a 5 outa 5 from me. I could watch this movie 10 more times and still get something from it. I cried like a baby in the last 15 minutes. So, let this post be a warning to you – bring tissues and “let it go!”. I’ll see YOU at the movies!
Onward is coming to theaters March 6, 2020.