As always, Pixar excels with its animation, but what makes this family film even more appealing is the smartness of the script, which is clearly written, end to end, to appeal to adults as well as children.
Just because the cultural reference of a bottle of Hai Karate appears people seem to think this is aimed at adults too (kids don't remember Hai Karate). Scant, like the "She Came In Through the Bathroom Window" reference in the asinine Beatle tribute movie, this is a very thin milkshake.
CGI is just an awful wrong-turn in cinema, in general. The new-fangled overuse of speed and loudness to trick and excite an audience is criminal and, ironically, less believable than the sped-up Keystone Cops hijinx. I think it sells short the moviegoers who may never get to experience, or even be able to recognize, the simple joys of a good story, with interesting characters played by skilled actors, created by real film artisans who labored to create rich emotional textures and atmospheres.
How old are you?
Jul 7 - 02:37 AM