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The first fifteen minutes of the movie are outstanding, so much so that the rest of the film finds it a little difficult to live up to them. The movie is amusing until the point of Carl's escape, but the pace decelerates thenceforth. The supporting characters (the bird and the talking dogs) don't charm as much as they could have, and Muntz is a poorly developed villain. Still, a decent watch, especially for the sake of Carl and Ellie's opening love story.