“Early Reactions to Pixar’s Elemental Laud it as a “Clever & Emotional” Masterpiece”
Pixar’s latest creation, Elemental, made its debut at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival, and initial reactions from attendees have started flooding the internet, with overwhelmingly positive reviews. According to these first reviews, Elemental is being hailed as one of Pixar’s finest recent endeavors. It is described as a vibrant, enchanting, and imaginative film, combining clever storytelling with emotional depth. The movie is praised for its beautiful score, stunning world-building, and its heartwarming depiction of a love story.
One Twitter review by Matt Neglia of Next Best Picture exclaims, “ELEMENTAL is not only one of the better Pixar films in recent memory but one of their best overall. This clever and emotional love story will warm your heart and make you cry. A moving tribute to immigrant parents with gorgeous animation. Thomas Newman’s soothing score is magnificent.”
ELEMENTAL is not only one of the better Pixar films in recent memory but one of their best overall. This clever & emotional love story will warm your heart & make you cry. A moving tribute to immigrant parents with gorgeous animation. Thomas Newman’s soothing score is magnificent pic.twitter.com/NL46gQrM5g
— Matt Neglia (@NextBestPicture) May 27, 2023
Elemental takes audiences on a captivating journey to Element City, an extraordinary place where various elemental beings reside and coexist. The film’s trailer showcases the distinct characteristics of air, earth, water, and fire, and introduces Ember, a spirited and fiery protagonist from Firetown. Set to hit theaters on June 16, the movie follows Ember as she embarks on an adventure beyond her familiar surroundings, exploring a visually stunning world carefully crafted by Pixar’s visionary filmmakers. Element City draws inspiration from iconic cities worldwide, incorporating elements from each community into its awe-inspiring structures, such as towering tree-like buildings and skyscrapers resembling cascading waterfalls. Cyclone Stadium, an arena shaped like a tornado, adds further intrigue to the city’s landscape.
Apart from its captivating concept, Elemental boasts a talented cast, including Athie and Lewis in lead roles, supported by Ronnie del Carmen, Shila Ommi, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Catherine O’Hara, Mason Wertheimer, and Joe Pera. The film is helmed by director Peter Sohn, produced by Denise Ream, and executive produced by Pete Doctor. John Hobert, Kat Likkel, Brenda Hsueh, Sohn, Hobert, and Likkel contribute to the screenplay, while the renowned Thomas Newman provides an original score. Additionally, audiences will be treated to a new short film, Carl’s Date, preceding Elemental in theaters.
As anticipation builds, fans eagerly await the release of Elemental on June 16th, eager to experience the magic and emotional resonance that early reviews have promised.
“A pure dream”
Peter Sohn’s ‘Elemental’ is a pure dream and a perfect ending to Cannes Film Festival. It’s colorful, vibrant, fiery, fluffy + fluid with brilliant animation and a great story on self-love, courage, living your true self and falling in love along the way. Fans will fawn over… pic.twitter.com/tYaI92b5mx
— Nikki Fowler (@NikkiFowler28) May 27, 2023
Peter Sohn’s #Elemental burns bright with Pixar’s reliable mix of vibrant animation and imagination. The story has been done before (think Zootopia but with Water & Fire) but there’s charming characters, creative set-pieces & Newman’s gorgeous score is spiritual #Cannes2023 pic.twitter.com/ONPXGgFfpb
— Luke Hearfield @ Cannes (@LukeHearfield) May 27, 2023
“A lot to love, but not perfect”
#Elemental feels like a dupe of Zootopia, borrowing too much from the Disney hit. The messaging is very heavy handed. Its co-opting of a general immigrant story feels clumsy. Still, it’s beautifully animated and the score is magical. A lot to love, but not perfect. #Cannes2023 pic.twitter.com/3KLK9LFzK4
— therese lacson • 宋蕾蕾 @ cannes (@bamfpire) May 27, 2023
“Charming, funny & poignant”
#Elemental REVIEW: PURE MAGIC. Charming, funny & poignant! Sorry Toy Story, Ghibli, Spider-Verse, etc. A new animation king has arrived with arousing visuals that’ll have you steamy & creamy. This isn’t just another cartoon, it’s the best Pixar movie ever! ~A fitting end~ #Cannes pic.twitter.com/GOlJJFIWcS
— Atom (@theatomreview) May 27, 2023
“A super beautiful new Pixar world to explore.”
I enjoyed Pixar’s Elemental though it never really reached the heights I was hoping, the go-do-your-own-thing story is something we’ve seen plenty before. Will give it a second take later, didn’t win me over entirely this time. Still a super beautiful new Pixar world to explore.
— Alex B. (@firstshowing) May 27, 2023
“The story swims along”
ELEMENTAL – @Pixar‘s latest closes #Cannes2023 with a story of cross cultural affection, living up to family expectations, and making the most out of a steamy situation. The animation is uniquely fluid, a rich way of resolving these characters visually while the story swims along
— Jason Gorber (@filmfest_ca) May 27, 2023
“Pixar is back in full force.”
#Elemental est génial. L’animation est sublime, les personnages sont attachants, l’univers est très riche, c’est fun, créatif et touchant. Pixar est de retour en force. Foncez voir le film quand il sortira, il mérite amplement d’être connu. Thank you, @PEETSOWN . pic.twitter.com/ufx9U4diiG
— Cinématix #FireDavidZaslav (@DiegoCalvaStan) May 27, 2023
“#Elemental is great. The animation is sublime, the characters are endearing, the universe is very rich, it’s fun, creative and touching. Pixar is back in full force. Go see the film when it comes out, it fully deserves to be known. Thank you, @PEETSOWN.”
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