Movie Review: ‘Onward’

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With “Onward,” one streak was going to come to an end. In one corner was Pixar, who after 25 years of making consistently impressive animated films, might finally release a bad one. In the other corner was 2020, which after two months had yet to see the release of a single film I’d recommend, not even this weekend’s well-reviewed “The Invisible Man,” whose high praise I don’t understand. The two went to battle, and as I predicted, Pixar scored a first-round knockout. This film is smart, touching and of course, fun – everything I expect from Pixar and miss in other movies, especially this year. The film takes place in a world of elves and pixies and other magical creatures. A long time ago it contained magic, but the spells proved dangerous and difficult. So technology wa
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