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June 3, 2009

Up

Well, all I can say is Pixar hit another one out of the ballpark. First of all though, I have to say that Wall-E is still my favorite of them all. Everything from the homages to sci-fi movies of the past, to the almost silent film nature of the first half, and including the underlying environmental message, made that movie very hard to follow up. The opening montage of “Up” was packed with so much emotion and tenderness, showing me all the wonderful things to look forward to in life, but also warning me to seize the day before it’s too late, to be spontaneous with my decisions (which is the theme of this blog, right? :P). There were wonderful sweeping CGI landscapes, completely random, off the wall, inventive, and undeniably memorable characters, a plot that indulged the inner adventure seeking aspirations of our childhood, and just the right amount of humor (I mean, who didn’t think Alpha’s first words were hilarious? I don’t think I’ve ever laughed so hard in a Pixar movie.). Kristine’s captivated state throughout the whole movie peppered with “Awww,” “Go go go!,” “Nooo!,” “Point!,” “Squirrel!,” and “Gobble gobble” only solidifies and provides evidence of the imaginative power of  “Up.” Although we watched it in 3D, I’d have to say it’s not a necessary feature when watching this movie. Nonetheless, I give this a solid:

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