Sunday, August 23, 2009

Up

After last year's 20-minute ode to Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey in Wall-E Pixar is at it again with a touching sequence of two kids sharing a passion or the wilds of South America and their marital union - the bliss of living and loving and the woes of losing loved ones in Up.

The film was the first animation in Cannes history to open the festival and it got rave reviews from critics and viewers. Since it was in 3D I vowed to watch the visuals in the x-y-z axis and the P300 I paid was worth it.

The animation was simply stunning. The colors vibrant. The plot engaging. I laughed it out with the kids and mentally noted the "Thanks for the adventure. Now go have a new one." message. I thought, even in the darkened theatre with two glasses - presciption and 3D - perched uncomfortably on the bridge of my nose, that Ellie's note might come in handy in the future. It is a darn good break-up line.

Pixar yet again does not disappoint.

10 comments:

gilbert said...

Loved that movie!!! I'll see this one again... sobrang nakakatawa na nakakatouch...

basta pixar di ko alam anong mararamdaman mo...

the donG said...

i like this movie specially the first 1/3 part. the middle part was a bit boring to me.

but im still wondering if they released a toy of carl, ellie and russel. ill be one of the first to buy it plus that grpae soda badge! hehehe...

DRAKE said...

4D animation daw yan kaya ganyan kaganda, lalo na kung mapapanood mo sya sa LED TV (tama ka LED, grabe sa sharp at linaw ng images, at pala papel sa nipis. walang sinabi ang LCD)

The Scud said...

gilbert > pixar rocks!

dong > ditto! UP is still not my favorite pixar movie. :D

The Scud said...

drake > wow. may led tv ka na? tv ko crt pa rin. haha.

Random Student said...

i've been stalling. was suppposed to see this last weekend with a set of friends whom i convinced to watch aliens in the attic instead because i told them that i promised this other set of friends of mine that i'd watch up with them. turned out, the other set of friends had other plans. kaya ayun.

The Scud said...

random student > miscommunication? panoorin mo lang mag-isa. sulit ibabayad mo. :D

Raft3r said...

i am a big pixar fan
but my two nieces didn't particularly like this one
di talaga sila natawa
o kaya baka bad trip lang sila when they watched this movie
hehe

Chyng said...

Cross your heart? ;D

The Scud said...

raft3r > baka di sila nakyutan sa bata. haha.

chyng > i did not get that. amp!