Amelia Jáuregui, Staff Reporter

After watching the movie Onward, I was disappointed to say the least. Not because it was a bad movie, not because there weren’t some cute and heartwarming themes in the movie, and not  because of the animation quality. Onward was a good movie, but it was just that simple “good” that left me unsatisfied. It just wasn’t what I consider to be a classic Pixar movie. 

I have high expectations for Pixar.  It’s partially because I had the opportunity to visit the studio with a family friend who used to work for Pixar back in 2011. But, it’s mostly because of the incredibly high achieving standards that it has continuously hit time and time again with their movies. So when I first hear about any Pixar movies, I’m not just expecting a family-friendly, lighthearted movie, but a movie that can relate to all ages across the board, and leave you in awe with their extremely impressive qualities.

So when I went into the theater to see this movie, I had all those expectations built up in my head, and unfortunately, it just wasn’t quite what I was hoping for. It had the story line, of two brothers ultimately trying to experience a day with their dad who had passed, by the uses of magic, leading the two boys on the quest. It had family love, drama, adventure, and action, but again, it just felt like something was missing. 

If you have younger siblings, kids, or even just a love for kids movies, it’s a cute and fun one to watch, but if you are like me and are a huge fan of Pixar and the larger themes that they tend to bring to life on screen, then don’t get your hopes as high as mine were, or you’ll end up disappointed.