Sunday, May 31, 2009

Up!

This past weekend I saw the new Pixar movie, UP. WOW! You all have to see it; It may be the best Pixar movie yet! I wouldn't take very young children to it though, it has some very sad situations that were hard enough for me to take! The animation is superb and the writing is excellent. Even the small 'short' before the movie was really entertaining!Without giving too much away, the premise is an elderly widower who attaches 1,000s of helium balloons to his quirky Victorian house to fly to South America! Don't ask, just go; Let me know what you think!

16 comments:

Blue said...

We saw it this evening and loved every minute of it. Most of the audience were children and judging by the laughter they thoroughly enjoyed it too.

Grant K. Gibson said...

I can't wait to see it! Thanks for the review!
Yumm...large diet coke and popcorn...

little augury said...

Hi- hope this movie has you feeling UP for blogging this week! I am sure you've been rejuvenated. la

Brilliant Asylum said...

I was a sobbing wreck 5 minutes in. Such a great movie!

Style Redux 2 said...

Happy you are back!

ArchitectDesign™ said...

Maybe because i'm in the city, most of the audience were adults....I just couldn't imagine small children watching the first 10 minutes of it -SO intense!

BA, I was sobbing as well in the beginning -as well as later in the movie! I never thought I'd get so emotional at a 'cartoon'! haha

Little Augury - I'm going to try!

Grant, I'm more into gummy worms and lemonade or coke myself!

pve design said...

up up and away I go....
I always enjoy your movie reviews.

French furniture said...

I can't wait to see it now.

Judith. ..de Santa Fe said...

I rarely pay attention to "cartoons" -
but your response has peaked my interest!

Jjj

Vi said...

Ooh, it was really good! I thought I was the only one to cry at it though. All the people I was with thought I was nuts, and I thought they were nuts for /not/ crying.

I just found your blog and I love it! Inspiring.

Anonymous said...

I have not seen it but it sounds as though it might be based on the famous "The Twenty-One Balloons" by William Pene du Bois published in 1947. It was one of my favorite books as a child, it too has some kind of underlying architectural appeal.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_21_Balloons

YSLGuy said...

I saw "Star Trek" yesterday and this was one of the previews. I really want to see it, even more so after your post.

Rebecca@Harmony and Home said...

Those Pixar movies are the best, aren't they! I'm so glad you liked it. I'm going to take my daughter this weekend. There are so many children's movies that are absolutely terrible to have to sit through, so I'm glad this one is getting good reviews!

Things That Inspire said...

I'm going to go see it today with the kids. I find that most of the time, the sad themes go over the little ones' heads - they don't really have the maturity to understand them. We will see, and thanks for the review!

Abby said...

What would you like to just be able to float away on a string of helium balloons some days....I think I would give a lot

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