Scott Hardie: “It was ok.”
As glad as I am to see an original Pixar film instead of another of their self-cannibalizing sequels, this feels like one of the studio's most inessential titles yet. The story starts with a clever idea (a fantasy world develops technology and forgets magic), but that idea is mostly used in service of sight gags in the margins, as the story hits the usual beats of an adventure movie for kids. There isn't a single turn of the plot that you can't see coming from space. I chuckled at a few of the jokes (a centaur counting to three by tapping his hoof was clever), but not nearly enough to recommend it.
Samir Mehta: “It was ok.”
An unusually modest Pixar film. By no means is it a bad film, but it lacks the extraordinary elements we come to expect from them. That said, the (somewhat predictable) montage for the emotional climax packs a punch and will sit with me.
Matthew Preston: “It was ok.”
The best part of Pixar movies these days are enjoying them with (and through the eyes) of my kids. The entire subject matter of this just seems out of place for a Pixar/Disney movie though. Sure, there are supernatural elements to other films, but this was too much. I'm also getting annoyed by their constant attempts to make the audience cry. It pulls me away when it appears they're trying to one up a previous film by tugging on heart strings.
Scott Hardie: Yes! I would appreciate a straight comedy from them, no drama. I can't think of what feature in their catalog comes closest to that -- The Incredibles, maybe? − December 29, 2020 more by Scott
Evie Totty: “It was ok.”
I guess I'll go with the flow here and say it was ok as well. I'm glad I finally got to see it after it was out for a while (was waiting on Mini-me to be in the mood).
It was a cool story about brotherly love and whatnot. But some stuff was just ridiculous and the pacing was slooooooow. It's like OMG GET ON WITH IT. (IIRC anyway lol)