Starring: Tom Holland, Chris Pratt, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Octavia Spencer
Disney-Pixar’s animated fantasy adventure directed by Dan Scanlon. The story is set in a suburban fantasy planet where it’s populated with elves, trolls, mermaids, centaurs, fauns, satyrs, gnomes, sprites, unicorns and others. We follow two teenage elf brothers, Barley and Ian Lightfoot (Chris Pratt and Tom Holland), who embark on a quest to discover if there is still magic in the world in order to spend one day with their father, who died when they were too young to remember him.
[Ian is listening to a recorded tape from his dad]
Dad: Long ago, the world was full of wonder. It was adventurous. There was magic. But it wasn’t easy to master. So the world found a simpler way to get by. But I hope there’s a little magic left in you.
Ian Lightfoot: Hi, mom.
[their pet dragon jumps on him and starts licking his face]
Ian Lightfoot: Stop it!
Barley Lightfoot: Blazy, down! I didn’t get a chance to walk her. Bad dragon. Back to your lair.
Laurel Lightfoot: Happy Birthday, mister adult man.
[she starts kissing his face]
Ian Lightfoot: No, mom. Gross!
[takes out a sword]
Barley Lightfoot: By the laws of your, I must dub thee a man today. Kneel before me.
Ian Lightfoot: That’s okay.
Ian Lightfoot: What was dad like?
Barley Lightfoot: His beard was scratchy. He had a goofy laugh.
[referring to his dad]
Ian Lightfoot: I wish I’d met him.
Laurel Lightfoot: He wanted to meet you more than anything.
Laurel Lightfoot: [to Ian] I have a gift from your dad.
[to Ian and Barley]
Laurel Lightfoot: He just said to give you this when you were both over sixteen.
[Barley opens the item, and it appears to be a staff]
Barley Lightfoot: No way! It’s a wizard staff. Dad was a wizard!
Ian Lightfoot: What?
Laurel Lightfoot: Your dad was an accountant!
[reading his dad’s letter]
Ian Lightfoot: “I wrote this spell so I could see for myself who my boys grew up to be.”
[looking at the Visitation Spell found in the same package as the staff]
Barley Lightfoot: This spell brings him back. For one whole day, dad will be back!
Ian Lightfoot: Back? Like back to life?
Laurel Lightfoot: What?
Ian Lightfoot: Dad come back to life? That’s not possible!
[holds up the staff]
Barley Lightfoot: It is with this!
Ian Lightfoot: I’m going to meet dad?
[as Ian holds the staff it gets activated]
Barley Lightfoot: Holy tooth of Zadar! How did you…
Ian Lightfoot: I don’t know! It just started!
[as Ian is using the staff with the spell to bring back their dad]
Barley Lightfoot: Woh, feet!
[we see the spell bringing back their dad up to his legs]
Ian Lightfoot: It’s getting hard to hold!
[after the spell suddenly stops, they see their dad’s legs with some clothes on the upper half, as the legs move, the clothes fall off to only reveal their dad’s leg]
Barley Lightfoot: Aah! He’s just legs! There’s no top part. I definitely remember having a top part!
Ian Lightfoot: Oh, what did I do?
[his dad places one of his feet on top of Ian’s foot]
Ian Lightfoot: Hi.
Barley Lightfoot: We’ve only got twenty-four hours to bring back the rest of dad. We’re going on a quest!
[pulls up in his van]
Barley Lightfoot: Come, dear brother, our destiny awaits.
Ian Lightfoot: Okay. I’m coming. I’m coming.
[referring to the bag in Ian’s hand]
Barley Lightfoot: I see you’ve brought sustenance for our adventure.
Ian Lightfoot: No, it’s garbage for the trash can. And you left the lid… Oh! Ugh!
[to the unicorns eating the garbage from the trash can]
Ian Lightfoot: Shoo! Get out of here! Go! Get..
[as he gets into the van]
Ian Lightfoot: Ugh, unicorns.
[as they drive off]
Barley Lightfoot: We are going on a grand and glorious quest.
Ian Lightfoot: It’s not a quest. It’s just a really fast and strange errand.
Barley Lightfoot: It’s totally a quest.
Barley Lightfoot: We only have twenty-four hours to bring the rest of him back.
Ian Lightfoot: Until then, ta-da!
[we see he’s made a make-shift top half and a head with some clothes on top of his dad’s legs]
Barley Lightfoot: Oh, that’s great! Dad, you look just like I remember.
Barley Lightfoot: All quests start with the Manticore! The fearless adventurer.
Cyclops: You mean, Corey? She’s over there.
[they see Corey come out of the kitchen]
Manticore: Quick! Somebody help me! these griffin nuggets were supposed to go out minutes ago!
Ian Lightfoot: That’s the Manticore?
Manticore: If it’s adventure you seek, you’ve come to the right tavern.
[to Ian and Barley]
Police: You guys are in trouble, big time. Get in the vehicle! I’m escorting you home. I’m giving you to the count of three.
[he starts tapping his hoof]
Ian Lightfoot: Okay!
[as they get back in the truck to leave]
Barley Lightfoot: Wait, what are you doing?
Ian Lightfoot: I don’t know.
[suddenly Ian drives off]
Police: Aah! Son of a…
Laurel Lightfoot: I’m looking for my sons!
Manticore: Oh, they went on a quest. But don’t worry, I told them about the map. I told them about the gem. I told them about the curse. Ah! I forgot to tell them about the curse!
Laurel Lightfoot: The what?
Manticore: Your boys are in grave danger!
Manticore: How do your boys do in a crisis?
Laurel Lightfoot: Not great.
Laurel Lightfoot: I’m on my way, boys. Just stay out of trouble.
Barley Lightfoot: I think we should take the Path of Peril.
Ian Lightfoot: But the expressway is faster.
Barley Lightfoot: Not in the long run.
Ian Lightfoot: Fine. Dad, got to go!
[as he tags on the loose bandage that he’s got his dad wrapped up in, his dad accidently hits some bikes that fall over]
Small Biker Fairies: Hey, you’re dead!
[as the small biker fairies start chasing after them]
Barley Lightfoot: We’re dead! We’re dead! We’re dead!
Barley Lightfoot: We might be out of gas.
Ian Lightfoot: But it says we have a full tank.
Barley Lightfoot: [chuckles] No, that’s doesn’t work.
[to Ian; takes out a spell book]
Barley Lightfoot: Growth spell! We grow the can, and then the gas inside will grow with it.
Barley Lightfoot: Before you cast that spell again, you’re going to have to practice.
[as he tries to position Ian in how to use the staff for the spell]
Barley Lightfoot: Elbows out. Feet apart. Back slightly arched.
[as Ian is using the staff to grow a can of gas for the van]
Barley Lightfoot: Elbows up!
Ian Lightfoot: I’m trying to focus here!
Barley Lightfoot: [slowly] Focus. Focus.
Ian Lightfoot: Oh, forget it!
[Ian stops using the spell]
Barley Lightfoot: It worked! The can is huge!
[we see Barley has been zapped to a miniscule size]
Barley Lightfoot: And the van is huge! And you’re…
[suddenly looks down his body and realizes what’s happened]
Barley Lightfoot: Oh, no!
Barley Lightfoot: [to Ian] What we need is a spell that creates a magical bridge you can on. If you believe the bridge is there, then it’s there.
Barley Lightfoot: My gut knows where to go. Don’t you, boy? Yes, you do.
Ian Lightfoot: I can’t do it. We’re not going to see you, dad.
Barley Lightfoot: You can do this. I believe in you.
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