Homeward

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Homeward
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Onward minus heart and soul equals this.
Genre: Comedy
Computer animated
Directed By: Michael Johnson
Produced By: David Michael Latt
Written By: Aaron Witlin
David Michael Latt
Starring: Joey Lawrence
Tom Green
D.C. Douglas
James Cullen Bressack
Tammy Klein
Kim Little
Jeremy M. Inman
Audrey Latt
Ana Florit
Justin Joesph Murphy
Photography: Color
Distributed By: The Asylum
Release Date: February 25, 2020
Runtime: 90 minutes
Country: United States
Language: English

Homeward is a 2020 animated adventure comedy mockbuster of Onward. Produced by The Asylum, it is their fourth animated movie with the others being Izzie's Way Home, Trolland, and CarGo.

Plot

A boastful elf and his prank-happy orc brother must learn to work together to stop a fiendish orc gang from retrieving a magical stone that will give them the power to take over the world.

How It Copies Onward

  • The designs of our two main protagonists, Lloyd and Barl Lightspinner, follow the same body type shtick as Ian and Barley Lightfoot.
  • The names of the characters are suspiciously similar (Barl equals Barley and Lightspinner equals Lightfoot).
  • Both movies share the setting of a modern world inhabited by fantasy beings and have a plot point of magic being virtually replaced by technology.
  • The title names sound very similar, both ending with "ward".

Why It Sucks

  1. The most obvious complaint aside, it also copies other movies like Warcraft.
    • Barl's design also bears an uncanny resemblance to Wreck-It Ralph, with people jokingly calling him "Destroy-It Davey".
  2. Every character is unlikable.
  3. Misleading poster for two reasons:
    • There are two characters in the back on both sides, but they barely show up in the movie.
    • Tom Green's name is on the poster, but he doesn’t voice Lloyd or Barl; instead, he voices the Principal, who is in the movie for only 5 minutes and is not an important character whatsoever.
  4. Awful music, especially New Orc City, compared to CarGo.
  5. Atrocious dialogue.
  6. The animation, while better than The Asylum's other three disasters of animated films, is still largely mediocre. It also still suffers from errors and other goofs like model clipping, and the lip-syncing is occasionally inconsistent.
    • The character models look extremely stiff and unemotional.
  7. Voice acting that ranges from lazy to outright laughable.
  8. Poor writing:
    • There's a major plot hole, in the beginning, orcs and elves made peace in the war, but in the present day, elves have a good living condition but the orcs have bad living conditions.
    • Lloyd, after abandoning Barl in New Orc City, suddenly changes his feelings, like he would be punished by his parents (who are never seen in the film) if he leaves Barl there. Not only does it feel like a last-minute addition, but why did Lloyd even abandon Barl if he knew he could be punished for doing so?
  9. Blatant product placement, such as Nintendo Switch.
  10. They try to make Onward look like a rip-off by putting it before.

Redeeming Qualities

  1. This movie has its share of funny moments, such as Barl listening to radio music and then quietly saying "muuuuuuusic....!", as well as an elderly elf mishearing what other characters say to her.
  2. The credits theme is the only good song in the entire movie.

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Comments


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FreezingTNT

13 months ago
Score 2
Why does the girl on the right in the poster look like Mavis from Hotel Transylvania?
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Stephenfisher2001

13 months ago
Score 0
That's a rip-off, TNT.
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Nihirichan

13 months ago
Score 2
How come they aren't sued?
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EijiZeBoi

13 months ago
Score 0
Likely because of their obscurity.
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Spidey McFly

12 months ago
Score 1
Goddamn... ripoffs still exist???
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Le0ne 82,651

4 months ago
Score 0
With every big fish, there's always a leech on the belly
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Duncan947

10 months ago
Score 1
Why does the asylum keep on ripping off good movies? Can't they just think of their own ideas????
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Well, they made many original movies like Alien Abduction, Bellyfruit or Sharknado. They didn't started doing mockbusters until 2005.
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LancedSoul

9 months ago
Score 0

Souled (Mockbuster of Pixar Soul)

Lucas (Mockbuster of Pixar Luca)
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Blubabluba9990

7 months ago
Score -5
Don't give them any ideas!
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LancedSoul

7 months ago
Score -6
And you need to stop gravedigging.
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SuperStreetKombat

7 months ago
Score 2
Well, it's not technically grave-digging, since comments like this don't really have an extended period of time to be relevant... with a few exceptions.
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MovieLover132

3 months ago
Score -1
  • Maya and the First Wolf (Mockbuster of Disney's Raya and the Last Dragon)
  • Foxrunners (Mockbuster of Cartoon Saloon's and Apple TV's Wolfwalkers)
  • Dance of the Land (Mockbuster of Cartoon Saloon Song of the Sea)
  • Wired (Mockbuster of Sony's Connected)
  • Nigel and the Mystical Novel (Mockbuster of Nahuel and the Magic Book/Nahuel y el Libro Magico)
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SarahTheCartoonist

9 months ago
Score 0
Come on, really? Why did the rip off Onward?
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LancedSoul

9 months ago
Score 4

Why is this Nintendo Switch in this movie?

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Blubabluba9990

7 months ago
Score 1
I don't know. Product placement probably.
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JrStudios

3 months ago
Score 0
Insert Crab rave in Switch here
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The Dunkman

2 months ago
Score 0
How did you post that on comments?
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MrDanisyourMan

8 months ago
Score 1
"Hand me the milk!"
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DatCoolRedstoneGuy Est. 2004

7 months ago
Score 1
The Nintendo Switch is in a bad movie? Why?
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DatCoolRedstoneGuy Est. 2004

7 months ago
Score 1
This movie ripped off Onward BEFORE it even came out? That's new
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No it's not.
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JDM4678

6 months ago
Score 2

Just realized that the Director of Freddy got fingered is in it

The director of a worse movie than this is in it
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SuperStreetKombat

4 months ago
Score 1
Not to mention that DC Doulgas, a voice actor who recorded himself in a woman's bathroom and is a KickVic supporter, is involved in this movie, too.
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The Dunkman

2 months ago
Score 0
Daddy would you like some sausage?, Daddy would you like some sausages?
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Triggeredrepatillo

3 months ago
Score 0
The ultimate rip-off!
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MovieLover132

2 months ago
Score 0
Put an "F" for Fuck you!
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Cecilia1945

2 months ago
Score 1

Lloyd: I hate my adoptive brother Barl and I'm gonna ditch him in New Ork City!

Also Lloyd: Ah! I left Barl New Ork City! I gotta go save him!

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