Monday, July 13, 2009


Pixar's tenth effort turned into its tenth smashing success. Up is a heartwarming tale about love, friendship, redemption, respect, taking chances, and much more.

This, probably more than any other Pixar movie before, really touched me emotionally, especially in something as simple as seeing a loving couple growing old together.

Needless to say, technically the movie is impeccable, and it was also the first time I ever saw a movie in 3D, which I'm happy to report looked and felt great!! Everything looked incredibly realistic (even if it was animated), and it made me want to watch every movie in 3D!

Naturally, this being a high quality product, the 3D effect wasn't an in your face affair, rather, it was simply integrated within the story like any other amazing visual effect (like the much talked about realistic rendering of thousands upon thousands of balloons acting and reacting individually to each other).

Most definitely a must-see and a guaranteed shoo-in for next year's Best Animated Feature Oscar. Actually, now that the Academy doubled the number of Best Picture nominees to ten, it might even have a shot at a Best Picture nomination, although it certainly wouldn't win and it would be a pity if it were shot out of the animated category, which it would likely win.

Grade: 9

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