📸: The Walt Disney Studios / Pixar
I give this movie 7 out of 10 vomits
🟢 Cast 🟢
Jacob Tremblay – Luca Paguro
Jack Dylan Grazer – Alberto Scorfano
Emma Berman – Giulia Marcovaldo
Maya Rudolph – Daniela Paguro
Marco Barricelli – Massimo Marcovaldo
Jim Gaffigan – Lorenzo Paguro
Sacha Baron Cohen – Uncle Urgo
Saverio Raimondo – Ercole Visconti
🟢 Plot 🟢
On the Italian Riviera, an unlikely but strong friendship grows between a human being and a sea monster disguised as a human.
🟢 Non Spoiler Spew 🟢
Pixar keeps outdoing themselves with each movie that they create.
The animation in this movie was so crazy stinkin good. Don’t get me wrong, recent animation has been off the charts amazing, but I felt it was a step above in this movie. Especially the ocean. I was also a huge fan of how all the characters looked as sea monsters. I thought it was clever that their hair were fish scales.
I enjoyed that these sea creatures were just automatically magical. Where they did not need anything special to turn into humans when they went on land. But, I do like that their ability is uncontrollable. When they get water on them that part turns into scales. I thought this was a clever characteristic for them to have.
The comedy it did have in the movie was not too bad. I was chuckling at certain parts. Whenever Maya Rudolph and Jim Gaffigan’s characters came on screen I immediately had a smile on my face. They are two of my favorite people. They are so freaking funny.
Overall, this was a pleasant and charming movie with such beautiful animation. It was also a pretty straight forward movie. Nothing too crazy happens in it. I will say that I did find my mind wandering a little. At times I really did feel that it did not keep my attention. It was a very simple story. So is this a movie I am going to go back and rewatch. No, most likely not, but I would watch it again if I were with someone that has not seen it.
🟢 Watch or Don’t Watch 🟢
This is not really a must-sea movie (see what I did there?) 😅 But all kidding aside. This is a cute movie and the kids will enjoy it.
🔴 Spoiler Spew 🔴
You know, this movie reminded me a lot of The Little Mermaid. I felt this way because Luca and Alberto collect Human items and cherish them. This is similar to Ariel because she had a whole cave dedicated to Human items.
The ending was funny to me when those two old ladies revealed themselves to be sea creatures. When that happened I legit let out an “Awwww”.
One thing I was not a fan of was Ercole. The only reason why I did not like him was because he looked WAY older than the age he was. I had NO idea that he was the same age as Giulia.
I do like the hidden message that the Vespa Alberto and Luca want really means true freedom to them. That they will no longer be restricted to the sea. They would be able to go anywhere their heart desires.
Actually, another thing I did not like was that we do not know exactly what happened to Alberto’s dad. Did he really just leave him? Would have been a little better of a story if in the beginning those fishermen killed Alberto’s dad after his dad placed him in a safe place. And where we see Alberto end up was like the special hideout spot where they would go together.
Also, this movie ends pretty abruptly. I was not a fan of how fast everyone was able to be ok that they were sea creatures. It was almost as if no one cared or were surprised that they were sea creatures.
And was this the first time we see a Pixar character with no arm? Massimo was my favorite character in the movie. He was loving, kind, and he was different from other characters we have seen before.