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Summary: By tying thousands of balloons to his home, 78-year-old Carl Fredricksen sets out to fulfill his lifelong dream to see the wilds of South America. Right after lifting off, however, he learns he isn't alone on his journey, since Russell, a wilderness explorer 70 years his junior, has inadvertently become a stowaway on the trip.
So much fun, and so gorgeous to look at. I really had no idea where the story would be going before I saw it, and I wasn't at all disappointed. And yeah, the little mini-romance sequence with music is sadder than hell.
I didn't like this movie as much as a lot of people. I liked the characters, the animation was beautiful and I liked how they successfully took on a subject not often tackled in a kid's movie. Unfortunately, for how much it tried to make people laugh I thought it wasn't all that funny. I didn't really like the action sequences much and I didn't like the villain; who would have been like 120 years old considering he was an adult when the main character was a little kid.
I think Pixar is still figuring out if they are making movies for a more adult audience or for kids. Because it always seems the first part contains the more subtle and detailed emotions and the second part is a rollercoaster of adventure and gags. Nothing wrong with that, and I thank them for their effort to please both markets. But because I'm not 8years old anymore I would like to be consistent and say that I prefer the 1st part and was a little bit let down by the sudden change in tactics.
Up, like other Pixar films, packs incredibly sharp content into a tightly woven package. However, it skimps on the development of its secondary characters, and only tangibly explores Fredricksen's desires and character. The simplicity of the world around him distracts from the profound transformation that he experiences; nevertheless it is difficult to watch this film and not be engaged. Aging, acceptance, and adventure can make delightful bedfellows, as this pan-demographic fair illustrates.
Talk about a depressing children's movie! But don't get me wrong, this movie is by far my favorite pixar movie. It's a perfect mix of sadness (right in the beginning, too) and absolutely adorable hilarity. Who can resist small, grumpy, men and tubby boyscouts? The creativity of this movie also surprised me, especially since I haven't seen a pixar movie that has made me giggle this much or let out multiple "awes" in a few years.
Horrendous. The entire movie revolves around us being sad about the death of a non-character, who probably has two lines in the entire movie, and whose decision to marry the main character can be summed up as "they met when they were 8 and both liked exploring." Real characters require development to make us feel something for them. And the rest of the movie was filled with transparent "twists," misfiring humor, and general silliness. The most damning condemnation I have is that Cars was better.