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I absolutely, unreservedly LOVED Elemental. The movie is about overcoming external differences & following one’s heart. My only critique is that given more time, Pixar could’ve developed the backstories of Elemental City communities a bit more.
Couldn't have followed a more basic formula if they tried.
Zero originality, a theme done to death, and predictable from start to finish.
Will be forgotten to the ages.
I was expecting the classic opposites attract movie, and I kinda got one, but that story is totally unimportant for the big plot.
The movie is about an immigrant working-class family that through hard-work get's to the middle class, without losing most of what it keeps it cohesive (but making their community growth, not decrease indeed). And the movie is explicit about it, as it gives more screentime to the beautiful animated city, than to her love-interest. Also, the fire burough is a mixture between brooklyn/queens looking at manhattan (Start of the XX century, maybe).
Their romance is cute, but the immigrant anxiety, duty sense, and specially the subtle hints of classism and xenophobia her community suffers (and how her proud dad answer with discrimination from himself also) is the key of the movie.
Sadly, the end is kinda bleh, even if it has a lovely moment. The love story is good, as the will/wont dynamic truly works (for a children movie, of course).
to see which of your friends have seen this movie!