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    Up -- New Pixar Movie

    Really, see it. Go see it. Doesn't matter if it's in 3D, or if you catch the cheaper movie ticket. Probably one of Pixar's most emotionally revealing films yet for the older crowd, yet still more than enough to hold the kids' interest throughout the film. The screenplay is funny, and almost never relies on wink nudge jokes/pop culture references for its humor, and the characters are fantastic. The plot lags a little toward the middle, but it's nicely sandwiched by a great beginning and a thrilling end.

    And not to raise your expectations too high, but I really think this movie deserves a Best Picture nod, instead of the pat-on-the-head Best Animated Picture award it will likely get from all of the award ceremonies next year. It's entertaining, but never in your face. Thought provoking and deep, but never preachy. Funny, and often hilarious, but not for the reasons you're used to.

    I don't know how Pixar does it. Every year they crank out gem after gem. Even their worst films (Cars) are still outstanding compared to every other CG movie out there.

    Congrats to Pixar on their 10th film!


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    Re: Up -- New Pixar Movie

    Thanks for the overview - I love Pixar movies (minus Cars), but wasn't sure about the story of this one from the little I'd seen on it. We'd been debating visiting the theater to see it.


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    Re: Up -- New Pixar Movie

    Quote Originally Posted by AirWalke View Post
    Really, see it. Go see it. Doesn't matter if it's in 3D, or if you catch the cheaper movie ticket. Probably one of Pixar's most emotionally revealing films yet for the older crowd, yet still more than enough to hold the kids' interest throughout the film. The screenplay is funny, and almost never relies on wink nudge jokes/pop culture references for its humor, and the characters are fantastic. The plot lags a little toward the middle, but it's nicely sandwiched by a great beginning and a thrilling end.

    And not to raise your expectations too high, but I really think this movie deserves a Best Picture nod, instead of the pat-on-the-head Best Animated Picture award it will likely get from all of the award ceremonies next year. It's entertaining, but never in your face. Thought provoking and deep, but never preachy. Funny, and often hilarious, but not for the reasons you're used to.

    I don't know how Pixar does it. Every year they crank out gem after gem. Even their worst films (Cars) are still outstanding compared to every other CG movie out there.

    Congrats to Pixar on their 10th film!
    The movie reviewer for my newspaper, the Pioneer Press, who I really align with, said almost word for word what you just said. He gave it his highest rating, usually reserved for obscure foreign films.

    Definitely have to take the kids to this one.


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    Re: Up -- New Pixar Movie

    Quote Originally Posted by Angie View Post
    Thanks for the overview - I love Pixar movies (minus Cars), but wasn't sure about the story of this one from the little I'd seen on it. We'd been debating visiting the theater to see it.
    Are you goofy? Cars was the best of them.



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    Re: Up -- New Pixar Movie

    Quote Originally Posted by Wx4Cy View Post
    Are you goofy? Cars was the best of them.
    I hate racing, and just couldn't get into the characters. I really enjoyed The Incredibles and Meet the Robinsons of the more recent films, but I don't think anything can beat Toy Story.


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    Re: Up -- New Pixar Movie

    Quote Originally Posted by Wx4Cy View Post
    Are you goofy? Cars was the best of them.
    I agree...Pixar never seems to fail, and with Cars 2 coming out in 2011 it should be another amazing movie for them. I'm more excited for Toy Story 3 coming out next yr though!



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    Re: Up -- New Pixar Movie

    Quote Originally Posted by Angie View Post
    I hate racing, and just couldn't get into the characters. I really enjoyed The Incredibles and Meet the Robinsons of the more recent films, but I don't think anything can beat Toy Story.
    I don't think Meet the Robinsons was Pixar...and I thought it was a terrible movie.


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    Re: Up -- New Pixar Movie

    Quote Originally Posted by Angie View Post
    Thanks for the overview - I love Pixar movies (minus Cars), but wasn't sure about the story of this one from the little I'd seen on it. We'd been debating visiting the theater to see it.
    Cars did not need to be over 2 hours long.



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    Re: Up -- New Pixar Movie

    Quote Originally Posted by isucyfan View Post
    I don't think Meet the Robinsons was Pixar...and I thought it was a terrible movie.
    Dang it - I was smushing that one in with the Disney/Pixar movies. Was it just Disney, or was it Dreamworks?? IMDB is all the way over there...

    I should clarify that I don't think Meet the Robinsons was on the same level as The Incredibles or, say, Monsters Inc. (which was great) - I just enjoyed it more than Cars.


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    Re: Up -- New Pixar Movie

    Quote Originally Posted by Angie View Post
    Dang it - I was smushing that one in with the Disney/Pixar movies. Was it just Disney, or was it Dreamworks?? IMDB is all the way over there...

    I should clarify that I don't think Meet the Robinsons was on the same level as The Incredibles or, say, Monsters Inc. (which was great) - I just enjoyed it more than Cars.
    I had to look it up, but it was just plain old Disney.

    I am usually pretty easy to please when it comes to kids' movies, but I thought MTR was a train wreck. I didn't feel anything for the characters and the plot was just weird.

    To each their own, though!


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    Re: Up -- New Pixar Movie

    I felt the same way about Wall-E last year, that was probably in my top 3 movies last year and IMO way better than some of the best picture nominees. I've been looking forward to Up for a long time. I heard the opening montage that outlines the old guy's life at the beginning is really good.




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    Re: Up -- New Pixar Movie

    Just got back from it....HILARIOUS I really enjoyed it, a lot more than I really expected, Id recommend it to anyone



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    Re: Up -- New Pixar Movie

    Finding Nemo was the best. IMO



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    Re: Up -- New Pixar Movie

    Going to see this tomorrow! (Cars put me to sleep as well)



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    Re: Up -- New Pixar Movie

    Quote Originally Posted by isucyfan View Post
    The movie reviewer for my newspaper, the Pioneer Press, who I really align with, said almost word for word what you just said. He gave it his highest rating, usually reserved for obscure foreign films.

    Definitely have to take the kids to this one.
    Was it Chris Hewitt or has he moved on?



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