The first reactions to Onward are out, and while most agree that Pixar’s latest film is good fun, not everyone is enchanted.
Set in a magical world populated by fantasy creatures, Onward follows two elf brothers voiced by Marvel co-stars Tom Holland and Chris Pratt. After an attempt to resurrect their dead father for a day only summons his legs, the pair go on a quest to bring back his top half before time runs out.
The story has all the makings of the kind of heartstring-tugging fare Pixar has gained a reputation for, alongside some wacky, magical hijinks. Many who attended early screenings found Onward sweet and entertaining, with emotional moments that hit particularly hard for people who have lost a parent. Read more…
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On Wednesday’s episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live, friendly neighbourhood Tom Holland spoke about how he helped keep Spider-Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe with a drunken phone call.
Believing Spider-Man was being removed from the MCU, Holland had initially only asked for Disney CEO Bob Iger contact details so he could thank him for the experience. “I got his email, I sent him the email, and he responded very quickly saying, ‘I’d love to jump on the phone with you at some point — when are you free?'” recalled Holland. “And you don’t give Bob Iger a schedule. You’re like, ‘whenever, Bob!'” Read more…
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