Over very first look at Pixar's Onward arrived back in May, and that first trailer played its card pretty close to the vest: it laid out the setting (an alternate world containing magic and fantastical creatures), the main characters (a pair of brothers voiced by Chris Pratt and Tom Holland), and the general concept (said brothers go on a road trip across said alternate world to do...something). OK, we thought. Pretty standard stuff.
Then, in October, the second Onward trailer arrived, and that trailer was a bit more forthcoming with the details. Namely, that Onward would mostly revolve around Pratt and Holland's characters accidentally bringing half of their dead father back to life in the form of a glowing pair of khakis. We were caught off-guard by this premise, to say the least.
Now comes the third trailer for Onward and...yup, still looks very weird!
I imagine some Pixar mega-fans will take exception to my frequent use of the word "weird" here, but allow me to assure you that I'm definitely not using the term as a pejorative. I'll tell you what I don't need: another animated movie featuring talking animals acting completely manic for 90 straight minutes, spitting out already-dated pop culture references and making lame fart jokes. What I do have room for is a movie with some actual imagination, a movie where two elf brothers accidentally necromance their dead dad into a pair of sensible slacks. That's something I haven't seen before, and something I will show up for on day one. Your mileage may vary, of course, but that's a movie I need to see.
This trailer was accompanied by a new poster. Looks like this:
You folks into this one? Not so much? Appreciate what they're going for here, or think it won't be your cup of tea? Sound off in the comments below and stay tuned for further updates on Onward between now and the film's arrival in theaters, on March 6th.