Elemental – Movie Review

Elemental is a touching tale about immigrants.

“Elemental” is an exciting new feature film from Disney and Pixar, set in Element City, where inhabitants of fire, water, land, and air coexist. The talented director, Peter Sohn, has brought together a stellar cast, including Leah Lewis, Mamoudou Athie, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Catherine O’Hara, Ronnie del Carmen, and Shila Ommi – whom I recently spoke with. This highly-anticipated movie will be in theaters from June 16th, 2023, as it competes with “The Flash.”


Ember, a tough, quick-witted, and fiery young woman, creates a friendship with a fun, sappy, go-with-the-flow guy named Wade, who challenges her beliefs about the world they live in.

I thoroughly enjoyed watching Elemental. It seamlessly intertwines themes of prejudice and love, which is impressive. This film resonates with people of all backgrounds as it portrays relatable relationships. It’s an immigrant story that tugs at the heartstrings, emphasizing the sacrifices parents make for their children. The director’s personal experiences are evident, making it more authentic. The movie’s multifaceted characters are impressive, and the voice actors do an excellent job of bringing them to life.

I was completely mesmerized by the movie. Its animation was outstanding, making it one of the most impressive animated films I have seen so far. The visuals were sharp, vivid, and detailed, showcasing the skill of over 50 talented effects artists who contributed to the creation of Elemental City. I would have liked to see more of this city, as I felt the movie only scratched the surface of what it could have offered to Pixar fans.


I give Elemental 4 out of 5 stars. It is easily of the most personal stories told in a Pixar film as it tackles the immigrant experience. Also, a heads up that a new short will appear before Elemental called Carl’s Date. Read more Reviews on Nerdtropolis and Subscribe to our YouTube.

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Sean Tajipour is the Founder and Editor of Nerdtropolis and the host of the Moviegoers Society Podcast. He is also a member of the Critics Choice Association. You can follow on Twitter and Instagram @Seantaj.

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