Full Movie Reviews
Daniel Corleone - wrote on 07/30/2011
Who would ever though that an animated film can be so dramatic? The film starts with Carl Fredricksen and Ellie as childhood sweethearts. They both share similar ambitions which is the aviator Charles Muntz and flight. The adventure begins when Carl and Russell goes to Paradise Falls. Its’ premise of the story is good, the father son like relationship, reaching for your dreams and being persistent as Russell. The only that still bothers me is the realism of the film. Yes it is animated; the idea of a house flying and navigating it just escapes me. There were a few dismal moments where you think, how can an old man do this? How smart was the bird? There were some depressing parts as well which may assist in the story to make it effective, still there could have been changes to …
DivineTragedy92 - wrote on 05/31/2010
Directed by Pete Docter and Bob Peterson
Starring Edward Asner, Christopher Plummer, Delroy Lindo
This is one of the most heartfelt, imaginative, and moving films Pixar has ever made. Up is without a doubt one of the greatest films you will ever see. It's funny, emotional, exciting, inventive, and unique. This is the kind of film you just fall in love with. The animation is beautiful, the story is original and adventurous, the voice work is phenomenal, and the film is entirely captivating. Rarely does anyone find a film that impacts them on so many levels. Up is definitely one of those films.
Edward Asner voices the character of Carl Fredricksen, an aging man who has recently lost his wife and is being forced into a retirement home. When Carl was just a small boy, he had a passion …
mdtinney - wrote on 05/31/2010
This is a masterpiece. This is the best animated film I've ever seen so far (surpasses "The Incredibles", "Ratatoille", "Cars" and probably even "WALL-E"). There is nothing to complain about - great acting, story, voice and music. The only problem I had with this movie is that in several places it is incredibly, insanely sad. It is certainly not a comedy (although it has a lot good funny moments), and probably is better suitable for adult audience. It is the 3rd movie that ever made me cry (and believe me, I'm not a "soft" person, but rather cynical guy that doesn't care much for other people), and the first one that managed to make me cry during first 15 minutes. It is touching, it is perfectly done, but I still wished that things turned out better, straight from the beginning, and main …
Myviewing - wrote on 12/01/2009
Here's the common process of how Pixar movies have been going as of late: You see the first details and think, "How's this going to be a decent movie?", then you see the more detailed trailers and you think, "Huh, this looks pretty interesting. Let's give this a shot.", then you go out to see the movie, and then it ends up being one of the best movies you'll see that year. That's basically what happened with Up.
Yeah, I just got around to seeing Up at long last, and it followed the process I mentioned and as a result brings out Pixars 10th great contribution to computer animated films (at least if you liked Cars).
The story plays out like this, a 78-year-old man named Carl Fredricksen (Ed Asner) is out to fulfill his lifelong dream to travel to Paradise Falls in South America. What …
Ichabod Crane - wrote on 11/05/2009
A new animated film from Pixar who I do not think match older greater animation pre 90's stuff mostly but they are basically the best around at this moment. Their 3-d animation is unmatched in terms of technology and art actually unfortunately. I never find the artist ability the best as I always find characters that I cannot stand how some part of their face or body is shaped. But anyways the story falls into some modern animation pitfalls such as unneeded slap stick and annoying character, but It had a story part of it that went back a little bit more to the truly great animated films. Although it still needs to be louder than it has to be most of the time with a lack of quiet after the opening scenes. Overall still good but I myself am still waiting for truly great animated film.
GeminiSixty6 - wrote on 07/12/2009
Yet again Pixar has another red hot hit on its hands! One that at the end of its box office run might very well eclipse Finding Nemo in total gross! Now, that is saying a lot because Finding Nemo had a total gross of around $340 million, and Up now has around $275 million. Up hasn’t even reached its two month mark yet either. Seriously people if you like to gamble you can never go wrong betting on Pixar to come out with hit films year after year. It’s like clockwork!
A young Carl Fredrickson meets a young adventure spirited girl named Ellie. They both dream of going to Paradise Falls in South America, which has been coined “A Land Lost in Time.” 70 years later, Ellie has passed away, and Carl remembers the promise he made to her many years ago. Carl promised they would …
LeopardExplosion - wrote on 07/11/2009
Incredible animated Pixar film that triggers such sudden emotion even in the first 10 minutes or so of the movie. Up is a funny, touching, thought-provoking film that anyone of any age can enjoy thoroughly. Definetly one of the very best films of 2009.
Pixar just takes what seems to be a simple starting concept, and they turn it into something colorful, mesmerizing, and most of all pure genius. It's amazing how far Pixar has come, and that everyone of their films has become a smash-hit. Not only at the box office, but overall, are very enjoyed by all the critics. It's great to see movies that everyone can enjoy. No matter if you're young or old, this movie packs a punch emotion-wise, and to feel it, is really somethin' special. Awesome Pixar Animation Accomplishment. You've done it …
patjohnson76 - wrote on 06/18/2009
Absolutely incredible. I just can't grasp the genius and creativity of Pixar, and how they can take an idea that sounds like failure and turn it into something truly amazing. Not only is it the best film of the year so far, it definitely ranks as one of Pixar's best (though really, trying to rank which is the best Pixar film is pretty lame, given that they are all great). In fact, the first 10 minutes alone pack so much emotion and story, with no dialogue at all, I was hooked immediately.
I saw it in 3-D and think it really came to life a lot more; the colors were much more vibrant, the action much more intense, and the overall quality of the film much better. Definitely see this movie, animation or Pixar doesn't mean it's for kids, it's for everyone.
Chris Kavan - wrote on 06/17/2009
(This review is for the standard 2D version of the film)
The great thing about Pixar is that they stick with original stories. Like Wall-E last year, I didn't know what to expect out of Up. The premise sounded interesting, but I wondered how the whole thing was going to come together. Luckily, like Wall-E last year, Pixar once again proves they are at the top of their game and that animation isn't just for kids.
Up starts off with probably the best animation sequence out of any of their films - I'm talking about a slideshow presentation of the life and times of Carl and Ellie Fredricksen that manages to be both informative and touching. It's like an entire mini-movie on its own, and it's a wonderful way to open the film.
After that, we're introduced to what appears to be a …
Alex - wrote on 06/04/2009
UP is another solid addition to the Pixar arsenal (where would Disney be without them?). Though I am not sure where it falls in terms of of their other movies I could see this falling in the top 8 somewhere (Pixar that is).
The story is quote sad. But the end result is pretty darn good. I am actually ashamed to say that this is the best movie of the year so far (though I can hardly put any of them on my top 10 list). The animation was solid (though nothing ground breaking like Nemo, Monsters, Inc, or even Wall-E). The voice actor was ok and the characters were fairly deep. If I had children, I think they would have found this boring many times.
The 3D aspect was NOT worth the extra 4 bucks. I noticed it at the beginign but then after a while, it lost me and I had to look for …