Disney/Pixar's Onward

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  1. terry78 Seein' it eye 2 eye

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    The Silvermoth train is never late :o
     
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  2. DarkKnight88 Registered

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    More creepy. They look like father and son.
     
  3. Schlosser85 Watchful Protector

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    There’s a good chance Tom is with his “best friend” Harrison anyway.
     
  4. samsnee Ok

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    Spoilers in the link

    https://io9.gizmodo.com/we-saw-8-minutes-of-pixars-onward-about-brothers-quest-1837541988

    Onward is written and directed by Dan Scanlon, as well as being loosely based on his life. In the footage, we see Ian and Barley (voiced by Tom Holland and Chris Pratt) on Ian’s 16th birthday. Their mother, voiced by Julia Louis-Dreyfus, says she has something for them from their dead father. It was something he wanted her to give them when both brothers were 16. So she comes down from the attic with a long, skinny item wrapped in rags. The brothers open the rags to find a wizard staff, one that looks very much like something Gandalf would have in The Lord of the Rings movies.

    The staff comes with a note, which Ian reads. In it, their father explains that the world was once filled with magic, but that has gone away now because it was too hard for most people. He hopes, though, that even though he’s gone, theres’s still some magic left in the world. So he wrote a “visitation spell” that will bring him back to life for 24 hours to let him see the men his young sons have become.

    Barley, who is older, realizes they can’t perform the spell without an “assist element” but there’s one wrapped up too. It’s a stone called a Phoenix Gem. And so Barley puts the gem in the staff and starts to stay the words. But it doesn’t work. He tries and tries but nothing. After a while, the family gives up.

    Later, a dejected Ian starts to read the spell again and the staff comes to life. He keeps reading and things keep happening. Barley hears the commotion and comes in and freaks out. Ian is doing it. First the shoes. Then the socks. Then the legs. He’s bringing their father back to life.

    However, Ian doesn’t know what he’s doing. and the magic starts to get too powerful for him. The gem explodes. As the brothers get up they realize there’s something in the closet. It’s the waist, legs and shoes of their father. Nothing more, just the lower half. They look at it in amazement. Is this really their Dad? So Barley taps a foot with his hand to a familiar musical beat, and the foot responds. The foot taps then the same beat and Barley answers. Yes, it’s me Dad, Barley says. They half got the spell right and now only have 24 hours before this odd, half version of their Dad goes away forever.

    To fix things, they need a new Phoenix Gem, but this isn’t a world that deals in those kinds of things anymore. So, Barley goes into his fantasy card deck (kind of like Magic the Gathering but here called something like Quest Yolo) and pulls out some cards. He says the game is based on real life and they need to find The Manticore, a person who will help them find a Phoenix Gem. And that’s the end of the footage.

    A second scene was shown, too. This one is of Ian, Barley and their father - who the boys pile clothes on top of in almost a nod to Weekend at Bernies’s - running out of gas only four hours into their quest. Ian has an idea though. Use magic to get gas. Barley points out he can enlarge the gas can, which has a few drips of gas in it, and that’ll make the drips into a lot of gas. So Ian tries. But he’s wild, unsure what to do and, instead of making the gas can grow, he mistakenly makes his brother, Barley, super small.

    Is Barley that size the rest of the movie or is it just a gag? That was unclear. But what was clear is that Onward is going to tell a heartbreaking story of two brothers hoping against hope to see their dead dad one last time.
     
  5. terry78 Seein' it eye 2 eye

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    Wow that's pretty deep. I figured it being Pixar it would be, but that is gonna hit a lot of dudes hard that have fathers that passed away or they never really knew.
     
  6. Silvermoth Avenger

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    Some people are into that
     
  7. James.B In search of the absurd

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  8. terry78 Seein' it eye 2 eye

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    Pretty funny but I can already tell this is gonna get a lot darker than the trailer is letting on.
     
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    Looks a lot different then I was expecting, in a good way. Can't wait for this.
     
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    This has seemed like a lot of fun right from the jump and the trailer gives me a good feeling while not giving away much.
     
  13. Ninjablade Not as bad as it looks

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    I haven't really been into any of Pixar's films in a while, but this one looks like it'll be a lot of fun. Looking forward to seeing this.
     
  14. Speed Force Goober

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    I'm glad they seem to be focusing on original films again. There's been a lot of sequels/prequels lately. Even though I did still really like Incredibles 2 and Toy Story 4.
     
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  15. Sithborg Oooh, plot twist!

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    Did not really expect that.
     
  16. Lencho01 Shazoogle! Shazoogle!

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    Liked this trailer much more than the last one.
     
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    Really enjoyed this trailer a lot more, btw.
     
  18. -VisionsVision- SONIC HAS ARRIVED

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    The new trailer didn't do anything for me. I much preferred the first teaser.
     
  19. terry78 Seein' it eye 2 eye

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  21. terry78 Seein' it eye 2 eye

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    i am just laughing like a madman at all his little patches.
     
  22. terry78 Seein' it eye 2 eye

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    Well we already knew it was gonna be chock full of daddy issues by the subject matter alone.
     
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    Another trailer ? Hasn’t there been 3 already?
     

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