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Old May 29 2009, 03:55 PM   #1
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Up - Discussion and Grading thread [Spoilers]



From Disney•Pixar comes Up, a comedy adventure about 78-year-old balloon salesman Carl Fredricksen, who finally fulfills his lifelong dream of a great adventure when he ties thousands of balloons to his house and flies away to the wilds of South America. But he discovers all too late that his biggest nightmare has stowed away on the trip: an overly optimistic 8-year-old Wilderness Explorer named Russell.
I love Pixar movies and I'm planning on seeing it this weekend, so I thought I'd throw this thread up.
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Old May 29 2009, 05:14 PM   #2
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Re: Up - Discussion and Grading thread [Spoilers]

I'm not sure if I can see this movie this weekend, but I am looking forward to it.
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Old May 29 2009, 06:23 PM   #3
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I'll go see it this weekend, probably on a matinee.

Pixar has yet to disappoint IMO. Even Cars wasn't as bad as I thought it was going to be.
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Old May 29 2009, 06:53 PM   #4
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Re: Up - Discussion and Grading thread [Spoilers]

LitmusDragon wrote: View Post
Pixar has yet to disappoint IMO. Even Cars wasn't as bad as I thought it was going to be.
Cars was only a disappointment in relative terms. Compared to other Pixar movies it wasn't that great, but compared to any other mainstream animated film these days, it was incredible.
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Old May 29 2009, 08:56 PM   #5
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Re: Up - Discussion and Grading thread [Spoilers]

Went to see it at an early-ish Friday showing and I thought it was really good!



I do think Dug was my favorite part, though. I wish I could get one of those collars for my dog!
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Old May 30 2009, 01:00 AM   #6
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I just got back from seeing it...the first 15 minutes were so sad!

It was a good tale of how to move on from a huge loss, and find a 'new' adventure

A solid A.
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Old May 30 2009, 02:03 AM   #7
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So different, and a lot of left-turns storywise. I loved it.

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Old May 30 2009, 02:29 AM   #8
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Ugghh.. Damn CFA exam if it wasn't for you I'll be watching this. I really can't wait to see this.
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Old May 30 2009, 04:01 AM   #9
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Pixar scores another winner. In other news, the grass is green, the sky is blue, and water is wet.



Seriously, I loved Up. I shocked by how the first 15 minutes were sad, which left me thinking "I'm not suppose to be crying this early on in the film!" But for every sad moment, the film quickly turned around and left me laughing. I'll be doing the normal-conversation-then-suddenly-yell-"SQUIRREL!"-look-off-into-the-distance routine for the next few days. Not quite up there with The Incredibles, Ratatouille, or WALL-E, but Up was a great film.
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Old May 30 2009, 04:08 AM   #10
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Saw the 9:30 PM showing (has the benefit of not having too many young kids; mostly people like me, who grew up with Pixar (incidentally, I remember the first Toy Story when I was, er, eight I think; that's gonna be a massive nostalgia attack next year)).

Absolutely fabulous. Right up there with Pixar's best films (Toy Story 2, The Incredibles, WALL-E). I almost never cry at movies (I can count the number of times on the fingers of one hand), but this movie made me cry twice (both the major stuff related to Carl and Ellie, obviously).

The villain of this one seemed a bit perfunctory; you could really see the core story here working without him, on an emotional level, anyway, though they needed a bit of action and a climax. Though I loved the dogs, and Alpha's Chipmunk-voice.

EDIT - Also, this was my first encounter with the new 3D; there was no 2D showing in my theatre, so I had to go to this. The glasses didn't bug my normal glasses as much as I worried they would, but still: enough with the 3D. It's lame.
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Old May 30 2009, 04:23 AM   #11
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Re: Up - Discussion and Grading thread [Spoilers]

Oh, I forgot to ask: Did anyone else feel like Charles F. Muntz bared a strong resemblance to Kirk Douglas? I know he was voiced by Christopher Plummer (who did an outstanding job of disguising his typical striking voice), but I couldn't help but notice the similarities.
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Old May 30 2009, 04:30 AM   #12
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He was based on an elderly Spencer Tracy, as I understand it.
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Old May 30 2009, 04:36 AM   #13
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No, Carl Fredricksen is partially based off Spencer Tracey and Walter Matthau (along with Ed Asner himself).
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Old May 30 2009, 06:16 AM   #14
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A+

Need to give it some time and thought to properly place it in my ranking of Pixar movies. But it certainly up there near the top of my list along with The Incredibles and Wall-E.

I too thought the villian was rather shallow until I realized that he is essentially a mirror version of Carl. He went off and had all the adventures Carl dreamed of, but in the end he was alone with his dogs chasing something he could never catch while Carl lived a full happy life with Ellie.
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Old May 30 2009, 08:07 AM   #15
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I'm trying to find time to go see this. Everyone is saying it's a great film.

They referenced this film in the season finale of The Simpsons BTW.
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