IF YOU HAVE NOT YET WATCHED THE MOVIE MY REVIEW MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS, THOUGH I DO MY BEST TO AVOID THEM.
Run Time: 1 Hour 42 Minutes
Cast: Tom Holland, Chris Pratt, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Octavia Spencer, Mel Rodriguez & Kyle Bornheimer.
Director: Dan Scanlon
Writers: Dan Scanlon, Keith Bunin & Jason Headley
Summery: In a suburban fantasy world, two teenage elf brothers, Ian and Barley Lightfoot, go on a journey to discover if there is still a little magic left out there in order to spend one last day with their father, who died when they were too young to remember him. Like any good quest, their journey is filled with magic spells, cryptic maps, impossible obstacles and unimaginable discoveries. When the boys’ fearless mom, Laurel, realizes that her sons are missing, she teams up with the legendary winged-lion-scorpion former warrior — The Manticore — and heads off to find them. Perilous curses aside, this one magical day could mean more than any of them ever dreamed.
Ian and Barley grew up without their dad so when on Ian’s birthday they find a way to spend the day with him using old magic, but the magic spell goes wrong and they are left with just a part of him. They go on an adventure together the two opposite brothers must search to find the gem that will give them their dad back and they learn so much more about themselves.
This is such a sweet movie, it was really interesting having it being centred around a magic adventure game that used to be a reality. I really loved how the characters completely grew throughout the story, Ian being unconfident and Barely having too much confidence, they both change, learn and grow incredibly close.
It was fascinating that Ian had the magic that Barley had always wanted and reluctantly with his brothers help has to learn it all. It’s was a great adventure with so many mythical creatures, failed magic, fearless and reckless behaviour. It made it so entertaining with lots of action sequences.
It wasn’t just a fun adventure though, it also had a really sad and sweet story with the boys just wanting to see their dad and only having a bit of him there, they grow closer to each other and learn what they mean to each other. It so sweet and heartwarming.
I really enjoyed this movie, with the premise of the adventure game I didn’t know if it would be something I’d enjoy but I actually did, it’s really sweet and really fun.