Pixar's Luca Review
Luca expertly captures that magical childlike innocence, along with its worries in trying to figure out how one fits in this world.
Luca follows Luca Paguro (Jacob Tremblay), a sea monster who dreams of exploring beyond his home by going to the surface.
After a chance encounter with Alberto Scorfano (Jack Dylan Grazer), Luca goes on a journey that will change his life forever.
The two turn into humans simply by going on land.
Writers Jesse Andrews (Me and Earl and the Dying Girl) and Mike Jones (Soul) essentially turned The Little Mermaid into a buddy comedy.
The conflicts in Luca are resolved a little too easily, and the film’s ending ends a little too neatly.
However, with Luca, it’s not about the story. The heart and soul of Luca are with its characters.
Luca, Alberto, and Giulia’s (Emma Berman) journey are what makes the film shine.
It might not have the weighty and high-concept topics of Soul or Coco, but by the time Luca ends, you’ll feel that rush of remembering the fond memories of your childhood.