Movie Review – UP – Cute!

Disney Pixar - UP

Carl Fredricksen spent his entire life dreaming of exploring the globe and experiencing life to its fullest. But at age 78, life seems to have passed him by, until a twist of fate (and a persistent 8-year old Junior Wilderness Explorer named Russell) gives him a new lease on life.

I’ve been wanting to watch this for a while, being a fan of Pixar films (I just watched Ratatouille again 2 nights ago on HD and Incredibles too!).

I had some time to go to the cinema so I got District 9 and UP watched in one night! Both great films, and both in IMDB Top 250!

Although I’m starting to think newer films get in much easier due to way more ratings than the old films and the sheep mentally of people ratings stuff other people think is good.

Even so, UP is still a great film – definitely one of Pixars best so far.

It’s a very touching story and I love Dug! I just wish EmoCharlie could talk now too so we don’t have to guess all the time what the hell he wants.

I like the fact that Pixar doesn’t use the current ‘big stars’ too, recognisable faces and voices – they tend to use great actors that are not so mainstream.

I mean Christopher Plummer is a fantastic and experienced actor, but I doubt any of the younger crowd have a clue who he is.

It just makes the whole narrative so much more believable and brings the characters to life.

UP is a very touching story, likely to make you both laugh and cry. Definitely worth watching if you haven’t already, and especially for those Pixar fans. I found the pacing a little off tho and there were some lulls where it got a little boring, other than that though it was all around good.

They seem to be on a streak now, with WALL-E and now this.

I’m not sure if I’d say it’s the best movie of the year, honestly speaking I think I enjoyed D9 more than this but it’s definitely up there with Star Trek.

Still waiting for Inglourious Basterds.

Watch UP if you haven’t already, I give it a balloon filled 8/10.




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9 Responses to Movie Review – UP – Cute!

  1. suanie September 18, 2009 at 2:52 pm #

    nice movie indeed. but of all pixar movies, i love finding nemo best.

  2. Myhorng September 18, 2009 at 3:16 pm #

    high rating u gave there. nice and colorful.

  3. Wan Kidd September 18, 2009 at 5:40 pm #

    I like (and hated coz im a ego-filled manly guy) how they attached the sad feeling in the beginning of the movie and then keep bringing up the feeling throughout the movie. A bit of NLP in the works there but i loved it!

  4. lulu September 18, 2009 at 8:26 pm #

    i think i’m in luv with russel. he so cute!

  5. Mellissa September 19, 2009 at 11:42 am #

    Up was so adorable, Pixar films are just awesome 🙂

  6. eyeris September 23, 2009 at 11:02 am #

    their ‘streak’ has actually lasted ten films, stretching all the way back to Toy Story. They’ve never had a flop. EVER.

    Yes, I’m a Pixar geek. LOL

  7. ShaolinTiger September 24, 2009 at 3:32 pm #

    suanie: Nemo is great, I have a hard time choosing.

    Myhorng: Good film, but not a classic IMHO.

    Wan Kidd: Haha yah just toying with you.

    lulu: I prefer Dug!

    Mellissa: Yah Pixar just rocks it, even their shorts are amazing.

    eyeris: True, can’t disagree with you there.

  8. J2Kfm September 29, 2009 at 10:18 pm #

    i watched both as well, Up and D9, agree that both are certainly some of the BEST movies of the year!
    heartwarming and cute UP, and quirky yet sarcastically real D9.

  9. ShaolinTiger October 7, 2009 at 4:19 pm #

    J2Kfm: Yah very good films both of them.