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Old May 30 2009, 12:25 PM   #16
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Re: Up - Discussion and Grading thread [Spoilers]

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I'll be doing the normal-conversation-then-suddenly-yell-"SQUIRREL!"-look-off-into-the-distance routine for the next few days.
I've already done it to my son twice!
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Old May 30 2009, 06:20 PM   #17
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Re: Up - Discussion and Grading thread [Spoilers]

Trippy wrote: View Post
Emh wrote: View Post
I'll be doing the normal-conversation-then-suddenly-yell-"SQUIRREL!"-look-off-into-the-distance routine for the next few days.
I've already done it to my son twice!
And I find myself talking a lot like Doug the Dog.

"I am going to read another thread now and -- SQUIRREL -- then come back later to read other nice posts."

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Old May 30 2009, 10:17 PM   #18
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Re: Up - Discussion and Grading thread [Spoilers]

TGTheodore wrote: View Post
Trippy wrote: View Post
Emh wrote: View Post
I'll be doing the normal-conversation-then-suddenly-yell-"SQUIRREL!"-look-off-into-the-distance routine for the next few days.
I've already done it to my son twice!
And I find myself talking a lot like Doug the Dog.

"I am going to read another thread now and -- SQUIRREL -- then come back later to read other nice posts."

--Ted
I thought his name was Dug?
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Old May 30 2009, 10:33 PM   #19
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Re: Up - Discussion and Grading thread [Spoilers]

A+ rating from me!!

I saw it with my two girls and we all loved it. The SQUIRREL!! thing will be a running gag in a lot of families this summer. I was amazed at how invovled I was with the characters in this movie and the depth they had. The message of how to deal with death seems like such a downer, but UP is not a downer movie (which would be incredibly ironic, anyway) I must admit that we saw WALL-E and we were all a bit bored with it. This movie IMHO did a better job of balancing the "serious message" with great characters and good story telling. Loved it and my girls already are begging to see it again!!
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Old May 30 2009, 11:07 PM   #20
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Re: Up - Discussion and Grading thread [Spoilers]

nx1701g wrote: View Post
TGTheodore wrote: View Post
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I've already done it to my son twice!
And I find myself talking a lot like Doug the Dog.

"I am going to read another thread now and -- SQUIRREL -- then come back later to read other nice posts."

--Ted
I thought his name was Dug?
That's how it's listed on IMDB.

Cursed homophones!
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Old May 31 2009, 03:18 AM   #21
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Re: Up - Discussion and Grading thread [Spoilers]

Just got back from seeing it tonight, and I loved it, a solid A. Not quite as good as WALL-E or Finding Nemo, IMO, but still a fantastic movie. There was a lot of depth to the characters, and the story was really poignant and emotional at points—especially that first 15 minutes. Can't wait to see what we get in the third installment of Toy Story next summer!
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Old May 31 2009, 05:22 AM   #22
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Saw it tonight - absolutely A+! Up was brilliant - it was heartwarming and heart-tugging, both, and even without dialogue, "Kevin' was amazingly charming and sympathetic. I agree that Muntz could've even been eliminated without losing what made the story work, but as it is, he was a perfect wake-up call for Carl. As always, Pixar are at the top of the industry in technical perfection - the rendering was breathtaking at times. But it's the story where Pixar really shine, and I think they've definitely topped themselves once again.

One observation about the 3D: this is the first time I've seen a 3D movie since The Creature from the Black Lagon, and I was very impressed by how well it works. But somehow, even though the film was obviously widescreen, and looked it with the naked eye, with the 3D glasses on, it seemed more like a 4:3 format, and overall it felt very small and initimate, not wide and expansive as these films usually do. I'll have to see it in a non-3D theatre to get the full appreciation of what I've seen, but so far, I'm very, very impressed with Up.
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Old May 31 2009, 09:01 AM   #23
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So ... who was it a few months back that started the thread about not being excited about "Pixar's next movie"?

Hmmmm ...

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Old May 31 2009, 08:02 PM   #24
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Excellent. Up worked in pretty much every way imaginable. Probably the best film I've seen this year.

However, I have to agree--the 3D was lame.
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Old May 31 2009, 08:48 PM   #25
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Just saw UP with the family. While I enjoyed it, I don't feel it's as good as some of the other Pixar movies. It was probably the most violent, and scary Pixar movie to date. My 5 year old asked to leave a few times because he was scared. The barking, snarling dogs, gun fire, people dangling from extreme heights, were just to much for him.
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Old May 31 2009, 09:08 PM   #26
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A solid 'A' from me! A great adventure film...

Our 5 yr old did just fine during the movie (sitting in our laps), so it probably varies from kid to kid.
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Old May 31 2009, 09:12 PM   #27
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A+ from me.

I just fell in love with Carl. The first 10 minutes of the movie had me in tears! I love the interaction between the characters, the interweaving of tense drama with the humor---dogs in bi-planes?

Very clever, very heart-warming stuff.

Although, at one point, when the dogs have surrounded our heroes, in the middle of the tense silence, a little kid in the back cried out, "Mama, this movie is SCARY!"

Maybe, for some really small ones, that scene might be a bit intense, but the rest of the film is so charming and lovable---I just adored this film.
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Old May 31 2009, 09:51 PM   #28
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I think this is the first Pixar movie to have any bloodshed. First Carl hits that guy on the head with his cane, then a dog bites Kevin on the leg, drawing blood.

I'm not saying my boy was terrified, but some scenes were kind of intense.

Speaking of the dogs, I LOL at the dogs playing poker.

And the opening scenes were very sad. They said so much without saying anything. Like Wall-ee's opening scenes.
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Old June 1 2009, 03:21 AM   #29
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I liked it a ton... but my wife says I need to wait awhile before seeing it again (the beginning was quite emotional for me). I had a good idea that I would like the movie though as I love Spencer Tracy films (specially Desk Set and Guess Who's Coming to Dinner).

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Old June 1 2009, 06:23 AM   #30
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A+ for me. As with everyone, it seems, the first 10-15 minutes struck a real emotional core with me and my eyes kept leaking. Indeed when that general theme between Carl and Ellie was mentioned, I would get a little choked up and when Carl discovered how Ellie had filled up her Adventure Book, well... it happened again. Damn heartstrings!

The only part that really took me out of the film was the dogs in the airplanes. It wasn't a big deal, but even with a floating house and dogs talking with electronic collars the planes seemed a little silly to me. Likewise the alpha dog's broken, chipmunk voice didn't really strike a funny chord with me like it seemed to for other people in the theater but these are very minor quibbles. I hope to see it again soon!
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