Disney and Pixar are set to captivate their audiences once more with their latest animated masterpiece called Elemental — an enchanting film that takes viewers on a magical journey to Element City where air, earth, fire, and water live by their own rules. While it looks like a typical movie for kids, it has a certain appeal to older audiences who may see themselves in one of the characters!
The film focuses on the two protagonists — Ember, a fiery young woman from Firetown, and Wade, a go-with-the-flow kind of guy who are about to discover something “elemental” and how much they actually have in common. While the story may seem predictable, there are a lot of scenes that would surely tug your heartstrings!
This is yet another testament to Pixar’s ability to create emotionally resonant stories that appeal to audiences of all ages. The characters are well-developed and relatable, each with their own unique personality and journey. The voice cast delivers exceptional performances, bringing depth and authenticity to their animated counterparts as well. Visually, it’s also a feast for the eyes, especially as each element bears a unique texture!
“It’s a refreshingly hot take (puns intended) on a story that’s been told many times before. It’s not a typical ‘opposites attract’ kind of movie as it highlights the protagonists’ individual struggles over their elemental differences,” says Jai Garcia, one of our millennial correspondents who attended the movie premiere.
The voice cast for Elemental includes Leah Lewis and Mamoudou Athie as Ember and Wade; Ronnie del Carmen joins as Ember’s soon-to-be retired dad, Bernie, while Shila Ommi portrays Ember’s love-seeking mom, Cinder. Wendi McLendon-Covey brings to life Wade’s stormy and Air-Ball-loving boss, Gale, while Catherine O’Hara takes on the role of Wade’s welcoming mom, Brook. Mason Wertheimer plays Ember’s admiring earth neighbor, Clod, and Joe Pera portrays an overgrown city bureaucrat named Fern.
Elemental is directed by Peter Sohn, produced by Denise Ream, and executive produced by Pete Docter. The screenplay is written by John Hoberg & Kat Likkel and Brenda Hsueh, with a story by Sohn, Hoberg & Likkel, and Hsueh.
Watch this movie with your friends or loved ones and book your tickets via smcinema.com! Elemental starts showing in SM Cinemas nationwide on June 14. Don’t forget to grab some Snacktime popcorn and drinks to complete the movie-watching experience. We definitely recommend SM Cinema’s comfy seats!
Any millennial who wants to find the courage to go out of their comfort zone will definitely be able to relate to Ember’s setbacks. Maybe you just need to find your own Wade who can help give you an extra push! Is it a must-watch? Definitely. 😉