Up - Discussion and Grading thread [Spoilers]

Discussion in 'TV & Media' started by Canadave, May 29, 2009.

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Grade Up.

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  1. Canadave

    Canadave Vice Admiral Admiral

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    I love Pixar movies and I'm planning on seeing it this weekend, so I thought I'd throw this thread up.
     
  2. tomalak301

    tomalak301 Admiral Premium Member

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    I'm not sure if I can see this movie this weekend, but I am looking forward to it.
     
  3. LitmusDragon

    LitmusDragon Commodore Commodore

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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.
     
  4. Canadave

    Canadave Vice Admiral Admiral

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    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.
     
  5. AliciaD496

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

    It even made me cry a couple of times...the story of Carl and Ellie and un-fufilled aspirations really struck a cord.

    I do think Dug was my favorite part, though. I wish I could get one of those collars for my dog!
     
  6. Trippy

    Trippy NaNoWriMo Victim Admiral

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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 :techman:

    A solid A.
     
  7. TGTheodore

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    So different, and a lot of left-turns storywise. I loved it.

    --Ted
     
  8. Tomato

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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.
     
  9. Emh

    Emh The Doctor Premium Member

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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.
     
  10. CaptainCanada

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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.
     
  11. Emh

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    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.
     
  12. CaptainCanada

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    He was based on an elderly Spencer Tracy, as I understand it.
     
  13. Emh

    Emh The Doctor Premium Member

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    No, Carl Fredricksen is partially based off Spencer Tracey and Walter Matthau (along with Ed Asner himself).
     
  14. Caliburn24

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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.
     
  15. nx1701g

    nx1701g Admiral Admiral

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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.
     
  16. Trippy

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    :lol: I've already done it to my son twice!
     
  17. TGTheodore

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    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
     
  18. nx1701g

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    I thought his name was Dug?
     
  19. Middle Earther

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    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!!
     
  20. Spaceman Spiff

    Spaceman Spiff Abuse of Power Administrator

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    That's how it's listed on IMDB.

    Cursed homophones!