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review by Bobby Blakey


Director John Lasseter is no doubt one of the biggest names in animation directing iconic films such as Toy Story, Cars, and A Bug’s Life to name a few. Now he is putting his producing skills behind his first non-Disney flick with Luck from Secret of the Wings and The Pirate Fairy director Peggy Holmes. The film features a great voice cast including Jane Fonda, Whoopi Goldberg, Eva Noblezada, Simon Pegg, Flula Borg, Colin O’Donoghue, John Ratzenberger and Adelynn Spoon, but does it have that something special to stand out with fans or will it run out of luck before it can get started?

Luck follows Sam Greenfield, the unluckiest person in the world, who when she stumbles into the never-before-seen Land of Luck, sets out on a quest to bring some good luck home for her best friend. But with humans not allowed, her only chance is teaming up with the magical creatures who live there to do it. 

I wasn’t overly interested in this flick going in for no reason than it just didn’t grab my attention. I will say that I was pleasantly surprised by how good it ended up being. The story had elements that reminded me of Monster Inc. in a good way taking a human into an unknown world that affects our own. This is a fun take on this format that offers up plenty of fun and heart wrapped up in a fun new world.

The animation is well done with some fun character designs. I am always a fan of when films like this takes on emotions, holidays, etc. to create new environments filled with clever contraptions, visuals and use of the legends. This one is no different with the world of luck fully on display in all its green fun glory. The set-up is fun to watch with her luck being so bad although there is a quick glitter sequence that could be triggering if you dread that horrible stuff like you should.

The voice cast all do a good job with Simon Pegg really going all in offering a few different voices for the role depending on the situation. I had way more fun with this film than I expected and hope it finds the audience it deserves. Take a break from Disney+ and head over to Apple TV+ and check out Luck streaming exclusively on August 5th.

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