An unforgettable vacation, in which there is a place for homemade pasta, and ice cream, and endless moped rides, a boy named Luca spends in a beautiful seaside town located on the Italian Riviera. Not a single adventure of Luka is complete without the participation of his new best friend, and the carelessness of the rest is overshadowed only by the fact that, in fact, a sea monster is hiding in the guise of a boy from the depths of the lagoon on the shore of which the town stands.
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It’s great that such a positive summer cartoon came out in June 2021. Even from the trailer, it became clear that ‘Pixar’ holds the bar, but it’s doubly nice to be convinced of this once again.
Plot. Boys Luca and Alberto are two friends who want to explore the seaside town. They have a common dream: to find a Vesta moped somewhere and ride it far, far away, to see the world together. But the guys hide a terrible secret from everyone: in fact, they are sea monsters living in the underwater world …
A simple tailored plot pretty quickly makes it clear that it is more correct to call boys sea creatures, but not monsters from the depths. The idea itself is not some kind of super-original: back in 1999, a film called ‘The Son of a Mermaid’ was released (in the original – ‘The Thirteenth Year’), and in 2006 the youth series’ H2O: Just Add Water was broadcast ‘about girls who became mermaids. These are just the works that first came to my mind. However, in both cases, the main characters over time revealed strange changes in themselves. Here Luca and Alberto are initially sea creatures forced to hide this unpleasant fact from unfriendly people. Several inaccuracies can be found while browsing. For example, in one of the scenes, a mother punishes a naughty son, but Luka somehow escapes too easily from under the supervision of his parents. Or an episode with a fall from a high tower, after which there is no fracture, not even bruises. Keep in mind, however, that the PG and 6+ ratings speak for themselves.
Atmosphere. You know, I seem to have returned to my happy childhood for a while. Some painfully familiar episodes made me smile, and then awakened bright and pleasant memories in me, for which many thanks to the authors. All these rides on bicycles, jumping into the water from a cliff, a cozy hut in a tree … How great it is to realize the fact that there are people in the world who are not alien to all this. Well, okay, I got really emotional and fell into the lyrics. Boys’ cherished dreams are generally one of the best things in a cartoon. Not everyone can masterfully realize children’s imagination with the help of animation. Add the Italian flavor here, adding a special charm to the tape, and you will finally understand the beauty of the picture.
Music. Several melodies of the soundtrack are truly breathtaking. Composer Dan Romer did an excellent job. It is a pity that Ennio Morricone, who was originally chosen by the director, did not live to see the work on the cartoon.
Bottom line. A pleasant, sincere and instructive fantastic cartoon about friendship for family viewing. Some moments are so touching and sweet that the soul instantly becomes warm. I highly recommend watching.
Codec: HEVC / H.265 (52.3 Mb/s)
Resolution: Native 4K (2160p)
Original aspect ratio: 1.85:1
English: Dolby TrueHD 7.1 (48kHz, 24-bit)
English: DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1
English: Dolby Digital 5.1
English: Dolby Digital Plus 7.1
English: Dolby Digital 2.0
French: Dolby Digital Plus 7.1
Spanish: Dolby Digital Plus 7.1
Spanish: Dolby Digital 5.1
Italian: Dolby Digital Plus 7.1
Italian: Dolby Digital 5.1
English SDH, French, Italian, Spanish.