Recently I was contemplating making a list of my favorite scenes in film, but I decided that instead of just…
Fly Up to Venezuela
After a lifetime of dreaming of traveling the world, 78-year-old homebody Carl flies away on an unbelievable adventure with Russell, an 8-year-old Wilderness Explorer, unexpectedly in tow. Together, the unlikely pair embarks on a thrilling odyssey full of jungle beasts and rough terrain.
Your kids have to see you cry sometime.
One hundred years from now, film scholars will study the 15 wordless minutes near the beginning of this movie as one of the finest examples of storytelling across any medium or genre. I say this without threat of hyperbole.
Watched in preparation for Pete Docter's newest film, Inside Out.
Although I like Up quite a bit, I still don't find it to be the masterpiece other people say it is. Yes, it goes without saying that the first ten minutes are absolutely brilliant, flawless even. From the opening bit of exposition to the utterly astonishing montage showing the relationship between Carl and Ellie over the course of several decades, the filmmakers managed to create possibly the greatest thing to come out of the studio. Hell, it might even be one of the greatest movie moments of the 21st century! Every single time I watch it, I'm completely taken by the craftsmanship put into the visual composition, musical accompaniment, and…
The first ever animated feature film to inaugurate the Cannes Film Festival & one of the only three works of animation to have been nominated for Best Picture Oscar so far, Pixar’s Up is a profoundly intimate human drama, a rollicking adventure, a heartwarming romance, a joyous coming-of-age tale & a rib-tickling comedy, all extraordinarily blended into one gorgeously rendered masterpiece that not only succeeds as one of the best works of Pixar Animation Studios but deserves to be ranked amongst the greatest films ever made.
Commencing its story with what’s unquestionably the finest opening scene in any Pixar film to date, Up tells the story of an old grumpy widower who, in order to avoid going to a retirement home, ties…
After watching The Pixar Story earlier this week I was keen to revisit some of my overlooked Pixar films, not to mention today was the day of my Grandfather's funeral, so things seemed all the more poignant.
I don't know if it's because my emotions were high or if this film is just stunning or maybe a little bit of both, but everything was resonating with me on a deep level. The ultimate odd-couple movie, the characters should be annoying and grating, but they never are. It's such a delicate study in what it means to grown old, what it means to be young and all that happens in between. The way you shut out life and the way you…
You're fooling no one with this subversive Viagra metaphor, Pixar!
Up is about expectation and how reality measures up. Usually when you hear about expectation clashing with reality, expectation gets the worst of it. With expectation, the sky’s the limit; with reality, it’s a depressing comedown. But wonderfully, Up is not like that.
We get a good idea of the film’s themes within the first few minutes, as the young Carl has dreams of exploration and adventure. He idolises the adventurer and discoverer Charles Muntz, and his passion helps him to meet a likewise-obsessed friend, Ellie. Of course, he grows up and spends his life at home, not really going anywhere. Typical, you might think, but he does have his own adventure. He marries Ellie, and they have a (mostly)…
If a film can make you cry with sadness and laughter it's probably very good. I just love everything about this film, I feel like they're all such normal characters that even without sharing any of the experiences shown in the movie there is a human connection, which most movies struggle to find. The animation, voice acting and all the little technical things were done in the typical Pixar way- perfectly.
O que acontece quando você mistura um velho ranzinza, uma garoto cheio de energia, um pássaro exótico e um cachorro falante num ambiente equatorial da Venezuela? Você consegue um dos melhores filmes de animação de todos os tempos e um ótimo filme para todos.
Vemos aqui o senhor Carl Fredricksen na maior aventura de sua vida: levar a casa na qual viveu com sua falecida mulher para o lugar que ela sempre quis ir usando balões para isso. Acompanhado forçadamente do simpático garoto Russell, ele terá que defender uma ave de um inimigo que ele nunca poderia imaginar.
Como não amar Up? Apenas os 12 minutos iniciais(que sozinhos dariam um perfeito curta dramático), já são o suficiente para colocar o…
In keinem anderen Film - außer vielleicht INSIDE OUT - drückt Pixar derart gezielt auf die Tränendrüse. Mit Erfolg. Bereits nach zehn Minuten sitzen Frau Lohmi und ich mit verquollenen Augen da während Söchnchen Lohmi nur sowas wie "Der alte Mann ist lustig" von sich gibt. OBEN hat so seine Problemchen, insbesondere im actionreichen Finale, das aus THE INCREDIBLES entliehen scheint. Auch die Settings sind eher uninspiriert. Aber wer kann einem Film schon böse sein, der einen mit einem zufriedenen Grinsen auf der Couch zurück lässt?
i've seen this film like seven times and still yet i cry until i can't breathe at that scene with that damn adventure book ffs
A movie that overstays its welcome by 81 minutes. It goes on and on...
This movie breaks my heart to pieces. A masterpiece this movie is.
Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
Combined the average ratings (Critic's & Users) from IMDb, Rotten Tomatoes, Metacritic and Letterboxd, and then weighted and tweaked the results…