Alberto learns how to cook while Luca is away. Although he and Luca individually are great cooks, they cannot make anything as a team
He also finds out he likes to sing and whenever he sings Luca gets all sweaty and flustered (Alberto is very much aware of this. It's actually part of the reason he sings so often)
Giulia adores astronomy, but she ends up falling in love with marine biology. She goes along whenever her dad fishes so she can study the animals
Luca's family loves that about her. They share fun facts about fish, and Giulia goes badshit crazy
Luca is really into watercolors. He initially got into art because of some sketches Giulia was making of this one fish, but now he loves to paint.
He thinks that watercolor translate the beauty and freedom of the sea perfectly.
Luca, Alberto and Giulia often watch movies together. Alberto falls asleep with his head resting in Luca's shoulder, Luca gets overly attached to the characters and Giulia is way too intense about plotholes.
Alberto and Luca gush about each other to Giulia. She finds it sweet.
Giulia was a bit scared to introduce her girlfriend, but everyone is super supportive. Especially Massimo.
She and her girlfriend once stole her dad's boat and went out in the middle of the night. They almost fell into the water more than a few times.
Luca's dad makes divine dad jokes. So does Giulia. They immediately get along.
Luca and Alberto don't have an anniversary or anything, and neither of them can remember the first time they realized they were together. It was always there.
Ok so I noticed that Luca just came out on Disney+
I will watch it later bc I have work BUT
Why is Pixar getting this shitty treatment from Disney lately?? Onward, Soul, and Luca have all gone directly to Disney+ without being in theatres or having the premium payment for a couple months. Unlike Raya and Cruella. Why?? These three movies are gorgeous and just amazing (I’m assuming that Luca is as well because I’ve heard nothing but good things about it) and Pixar is doing a fantastic job!!
So why tf is Disney not giving them the same treatment. I know it’s nice to be able to just watch them without having to go to a theatre or pay extra money or wait until it is free, but still. Pixar works so hard on their films. Come on
Details, I don't know why I think that Alberto was injured when he fell off the bike with Luca, since you can tell right away that they take his arm, it even seems that he is missing scales, but it would not make sense since in the whole movie brings the scar. But when she reveals to Giula she stays cool
Detalles, no se por que pienso que esa herida alberto se la hizo cuando cayo de la bicicleta con luca, ya que se le nota enseguida que le toman del brazo, incluso parece que le faltan escamas, pero no tendría sentido ya que en toda la película trae la cicatriz. pero cuando se revela con giula se mantiene fresca
i’m so mad because luca is literally the first pixar movie to not be displayed on cinemas and/or ask for money/payment in order to watch it and its a movie about this two boys and their families/friends/people of the town who are just accepting who they are and trying to live in peace, which is of course, an allegory to queerness, and their journey to get there and it’s so beautiful and aesthetically pleasing but did not even get advertised??? are you joking??? they should’ve done everything like they did with onward or the other pixar movies, it deserves more recognition
I have just finished watching the movies, so my impressions are a bit jumbled together. I thought I was safe until the end credits started... that’s when I cried. Luca is probably one of the most delicate and beautiful animated children movie of the past 5 years. There are a lot of posts about how this movie can be read as an allegory for LGBTQ+ children/people finding acceptance, so I won’t dwell on it. What I want to talk about is how beautiful this movie is, how a 1.35 h movie perfectly portrayed Liguria, and all the amazing details the director included.
First off, the songs. The soundtracks included are all from the 60s-70s, and here in Italy they are well known. It’s that type of old songs you sometimes listen to, just because; you sing along with your parents while you drive toward the sea, or with friends when you are drunk on ferragosto and want to bring everyone together. It’s that type of nostalgic songs everyone knows: you put them on and you instantly know the lyrics, even if, without the melody, you wouldn’t recall a word.
The location. That’s EXACTLY how a Ligurian 60s-70s costal city looks like. This is Luca’s fictional town, “Porto Rosso” (“red harbor”, a very believable name by the way since there are tons of coastal cities named “porto something”):
And this here I put two pictures of Zoagli (a coastal town in Liguria) plus a third of a more an older built town:
Porto Rosso is nestled between two hills, like most Ligurian town are. And, that’s not all, like most of these small towns the city center is literally a square with a fountain, a Gelateria and a Church! The beach is rocky (and those rocks hurts, believe me!) and 2 meters from the where the weave breaks it goes 5 meters deep!
Those old men playing cards? Everyone in Italy play cards! Most of teenagers play cards after lunch, and “Scopa” is one of the most popular card games! And the “no ball” sign?? That sign is literally posted in most squares (at least small ones), because Italian children are obsessed with soccer!! And they play everywhere!! The caps?? My granddad had a collection of caps, all of them the same!!
And the words?? Luca contains so many Italian words and expressions, from “Silenzio, Bruno!” (Silence, Bruno!) to “Santa Mozzarella” (Holy mozzarella) - which, by the way, are not a thing in Italy, just funny idioms invented for this movie. All of the expressions used are accurate! “Stupido”, “Cosa fai”, “piccolina”, “Girolamo Trombetta”, I was so impressed by the sheer amount of words the writer included in this movie!! It honesty felt like watching an original Italian animation, more than something by an American Studio. It really felt... yeah, like home.
Pixar's Luca subverts stereotypes and I can prove it
Let's start off with the obvious example: Massimus.
I mean that man is a coparent who only gets his child for the holidays but is still loving and supporting, and clearly is doing his best.
He's not the struggling father trying to make ends meet or the mean dad who doesn't love his daughter. He assumes responsibility and and acts amazingly.
This big ""scary"" guy is never, for one second, afraid to demonstrate his emotions
He treats his disability with refreshing lightness and makes it clear that it doesn't make him any less capable than other people.
He's also never mocked by it, not even by the villain.
Alberto. When he was first presented I got scared. I mean, a boy who was abandoned by his father and now suppresses his emotions? We've all seen that.
But just the way his character acted was so consistent. Him being alone for god knows how long, finding someone who truly cared for him and who he truly cared for? And then struggling to let them be their own person because he was just so scared that Luca was gonna abandon him again, just like his father did??
And his fears actually come true, or so he thought. We have to see that the way Alberto saw the situation, it wasn't Luca betraying him because of the jealousy and possessiveness, or Luca's need for acceptance. It was Luca confirming what Alberto had suspected all along: he truly wasn't good enough for his friend.
The struggle to let loved ones live their own lives, while trusting that they won't abandon us is something Alberto grappled with, and it was beautifully represented.
A struggle he eventually overcomes, which is mainly represented in the train station.
And he overcame it through love and support. He didn't come to realize the error of his ways by himself. Instead, he had loving people around him (mainly Luca and Massimus) prove time and time again that he mattered.
It's through love and support that we come to trust other people
Luca. In many ways, he was the typical main character. Innocent, rather clueless about the world but always curious to learn, etc etc
What I like the most about him is that although he went through the typical main character arc, the way that they show him evolving is great. You can actually feel him become more confident and sure of himself as the movie progresses, you can even see him learn to stand up to Alberto, because he could tell the situation was unfair. I enjoyed seeing him go all "you may have taught me that but that doesn't mean it's right, and it doesn't mean you know better than me now".
In the beginning there was a bit of a power imbalance between Luca and Alberto, which was only natural because Luca had spent his whole life in the sea, so naturally he needed more help in the beginning
As the story went along and Luca became more and more independent, he struggled with how little space he was given by Alberto
Whatever he said that Alberto didn't agree with was dismissed, and Alberto refuses to loosen his "grasp" on Luca, something amazingly represented when he refused to let go of the bike
Anyway, he becomes more confident and stands up for what he believes in
May I just say that I think it's great that Alberto didn't have any bad intentions when he told Luca about the fish and everything, which only made it more heartbreaking when Luca talks about the stars. I may have cried.
When Luca's father is shown to be inattentive towards his family, the movie sees that as a flaw that is fixed, not as a wacky funny thing. The father takes responsibility. And as soon as the mother realizes her son is not in danger, she immediately becomes super duper proud of him.