Pixar Films go through an annular pressure while film releases. Only this time, they couldn't float. Luca struggles to paddle in the ocean of expectations to avoid sinking the Pixar brand. It is the studio's weakest effort to match the standard annual excellence.
Luca isn't moving, inventive, and visually dazzling. The story of the film meanders along like a lazy summer with little or no momentum. It is a movie set on the Italian Riviera in the mid 20th century. Luca is a long story about acceptance and teen insecurity.
The plot is a mixture of bravery and a little mermaid. A 13-year-old sea monster feels like a human whenever he surfaces. Luca meets Alberto, who's in the same spot, and they form a mischievous trio with Giulia, a social outcast. Luca has some odd moments of violence and harsh language.
The movie is still watchable for families with little kids, but it would bore an adult. Luca seems more like a passionless movie amid the pool of better options on Disney +.