Friday, May 29, 2009
And now, now that you're gone, I will go on really believing
UP was delightful. I saw it this morning with my friend Kayla, since, apparently, children's movies don't have midnight premiers. :P Between us, we have enough enthusiasm for Pixar to form our own fan club. We both squealed at the film's clever humor, fast pace, and fun designs. And I may or may not have cried. T-twice... There was an old man watching with his wife a couple of rows behind us who sobbed several times. I thought it was sweet. I feel like Pixar doesn't try to trick audiences into emotional responses; everything feels necessary to the film and natural in its context. Definitely a must-see! I don't consider it Pixar's best movie, but that's only because they have set the bar so high. It's kind of a given at this point that the animation will be impeccable and innovative. On the negative side, though, I would have liked another half hour of movie, and perhaps a second human living in the S.A. jungle to bump into. And what the heck was up with mentioning a cool labyrinth and then never seeing it?!
I loved the characters, the idea of the floating house, and several of the issues about growing old addressed in the movie. I didn't even care that there wasn't a main female character for most of the movie--it was so well rounded that I didn't notice any absence. And okay, I absolutely adore Russel. Cutest human character they've ever made.
And apparently there's a Toy Story 3 coming out next summer?!!!!
Gave myself a little grammar refresher on 'lie' and 'lay', which I mix up all the time...http://wvde.state.wv.us/tt/2002/grammartips/grammartip0014.html