LUCA (Theatrical Release USA 2021)


Ben Meyers’ Rating: 3.9|5.0 Starsììì

Luca—fresh concept—has fabulous animation with beautiful lighting and colorization. Especially note the terrific coloring of its opening scenes. It is technologically up-to-date, but it incorporates a softer touch and is not ‘loud’ nor is it ‘brassy’.  The story itself is a bit constipated in some scenes, but overall is suitable and presents a heartfelt conclusion with its ‘black sheep’ doing good deeds ending.

Film Poster Courtesy of Google Images 


A young sea monster discovers that when he is on dry land, he becomes a human. 

Additional Thanks 

Thank you to Director Enrico Casarosa for directing effort. Thank you to Producer Andrea Warren for making the film possible. Cast includes: Jacob Tremblay, Jack Dylan Grazer, Saverio Raimondo, Emma Berman, Maya Rudolph, Marco Barricelli, and Jim Gaffigan.  

Buy a ticket
? Yes? No? Maybe? 

Yes. The animation is fabulous. It works within the technology currently available, uses terrific lighting effects, and has a softer touch that in no way glares or seems too loud. The conclusion is beautiful. Overall, the film serves both adult and child audiences. 

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Ben Meyers

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