Elemental Showtimes on September 27th, 2023
'Elemental' Movie Review
‘Elemental’ is Pixar in technically inventive but emotionally less rich territory. ‘The Good Dinosaur’s Peter Sohn directs this latest entry from the Emeryville team, which has a couple of decent core messages but doesn’t feel as inventive from a narrative perspective.
In theaters on June 16th, ‘Elemental’ is the 27th feature film produced by the Disney-owned Pixar Animation Studios, and while it has its charms, it comes across more as a technically accomplished animated effort than a truly satisfying all-round night at the movies. Pixar could really use a big theatrical hit. After Disney shoved the otherwise excellent ‘Soul’ and ‘Turning Red’ either entirely on to Disney+ or in the case of the latter, on limited cinematic release where it lost money despite positive reviews before going to streaming, the company’s much-vaunted return to big screens was last year’s ‘Lightyear’.