After watching Onward for the first time, it immediately topped the list of my favourite movies. At first, I was a bit skeptical about watching it, as the trailer did not catch my attention, however, as soon as I pressed play, I could not take my eyes away from the screen. Onward is one of the most beautiful and emotional movies that I have ever seen; from the characters to the plot, the creativity that was put into this movie is absolutely mind-blowing. I have personally never seen any other movies resembling one like this, which is what makes it so unique and ‘unbeatable’. I wholeheartedly enjoyed watching this movie, and will continue to do so as it is so heartfelt. I recommend for everyone to set aside time to watch this movie, you will not regret it! 5/5 stars
@roselilly04 of the Hamilton Public Library's Teen Review Board
Disney’s Onward was a cute, heart-felt film that represented family values and the importance of sibling bonds. The characters were all likeable and complex, and the storyline was well-developed. The interactions between one another kept the story line amusing, and was expressive of sibling love. The incorporation of magic was a creative spin and added another level of interest and entertainment. There was humour, adventure, and emotion, which together created a great movie to watch as a family. I think that it could be enjoyable for many audiences, and would definitely recommend this film if you are looking for a light-hearted Disney animation!
@PenelopeScriptor of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library
It's a wonderful movie! It might slip into clichés, but that's what the film is all about. It gives the audience a sense of epicness and interacts with their emotions. It's well balanced, as the film points out in the adventure part of it, but without ignoring the comic times as well as the very touching moments where you're sure to be moved. It's a wonderful movie that will introduce you to some facets of the job you've probably never thought of before. Good for both children and adults. Pixar did really well once again and I hope to see more outstanding movies from them in the future. 5/5 stars
@BullahJee of the Hamilton Public Library's Teen Review Board
‘Onward’ is about a modern magical world filled with centaurs, elves, manticores etc. Two brothers; Ian and Barley Lightfoot lost their father when they were very young, now their mom is married to Colt Bronco. When it is Ian’s 16 birthday, his mom gives both him and Barley a gift from their dad, a staff which can do a spell to bring the dad back to life for 24 hours. When working the magic, only the bottom half of the body appear, so in order to complete the spell they must travel to find a special stone. This movie was very heart warming and sweet. The whole movie was sort of a climax because it had me on my feet the entire time. Even the ending was satisfying, even though it was a bit sad. The ending was unexpected which I enjoyed very much and the movie in general. I would recommend this to anyone who would love to laugh and cry! 5/5 stars
@LibbyTeen of the Hamilton Public Library's Teen Review Board