In the interest of brevity, I’ll keep it simple: UP just might be the reason you go to the movies. Incredibly entertaining, funny, emotional, and inventive. Just go see it. You shall not regret.
-Dug and Kevin might be my two favorite characters… ever? (and yes, they were full fledged characters with everything that goes along with it)
-Could anyone else have done Carl’s voice besides Ed Asner ?
-bunch of other amusing parts I won’t both recounting but there’s tons of them.
-In some ways, you can argue that Pixar’s last two movies (UP and WallE) have been their best, or at least their most ambitious. Sure WallE had some tone problems with the inclusion of the human satire, but both films attempt to transcend the confines of, well, “kid film/animated / what have you.” Okay many animated films have done something like that, all the old disney classics and whatnot… but… I really don’t know what I’m trying to say… Maybe WallE and UP are about bigger realities and emotions than some of those movies… they feature sequences that are completely brilliant… they border on pure cinema at times…. maybe I’m trying to say they really are just adult movies about big emotions that just happen to play to kids… instead of how most animated films that are the other way around…. I dunno… I’m sleepy.