'Luca' Review: Should Disney/Pixar Fans Sink This or Stream It?

Are we going to sink the newest addition to Pixar's library of animated films, or review "Luca" and decide it's worth a stream?

Jesse Conner

By Jesse Conner

Luca Review: Sink or Stream?

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In life, there's always part of us that's wondering if the grass is greener. We live on an enormous planet so it's normal to be thinking about what the rest of the world is like. For a young sea monster Luca, he's wondering what it's like living on the land instead of underneath the sea. When he meets another sea monster around his age who's seen the other side, they decide to team up and explore together. As long as they can avoid getting wet, they may be able to pull off living with humans for the summer. Before you make your decision about whether to sink "Luca" or stream it, we want to share our review.

Reasons to Sink

© Disney + / Courtesy Everett Collection

© Disney + / Courtesy Everett Collection

  • When comparing it to the emotional impact of Pixar's past films, this flick doesn't quite go deep enough.
  • This film is certainly targeted for a younger audience, so it may not resonate with older audiences as much.
  • Even with the film lasting roughly an hour and a half, "Luca" feels a little too light on its feet to be especially memorable.

Reasons to Stream

© Disney + / Courtesy Everett Collection

© Disney + / Courtesy Everett Collection

  • The imaginative idea of sea monsters that can also live as humans is one that is enchantingly creative.
  • This film preaches a beautiful message of tolerance and acceptance in a time when we need it the most.
  • Pixar's ability to create characters and worlds with stunning animation has never been better. The transformations that occur when characters change between sea monsters and humans are seamless.
  • We could watch these best friends palling around all summer.

Sink or Stream?

With our review of "Luca," we think you should stream it today!

The expedition that these young sea monsters decide to embark on is fun for the whole family. The credit goes to the skilled animators at Pixar as well as the voice actors Jacob Tremblay and Jack Dylan Grazer who breathe life into these animated boys. If you're looking for a summer friendship that will last a lifetime, you've found it.

Stream it now on Disney+

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Luca

Animated / 2021 / PG

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Jesse Conner

Jesse Conner

Jesse is a writer and content manager for Noovie. When he's not working, he's on the beach playing volleyball.

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