Posted on 5/28/09 05:15 AM
Disney Pixar?s UP is a wonderfully entertaining and colourful movie going experience that is sure to entertain the masses. But try to stick to 2-D.
UP is certainly a lot of fun and these characters not only will touch your heart, but also tickle your funny bone. The story is rich and original, and developing characters has never been something that has been a problem for this company, but something is missing here and I?m not sure what it is. Maybe I?m just out growing my Peter Pan phase?but wait I watched High School Musical the other day, so that can?t be it.
There?s just something off with this Pixar movie. It?s definitely funny, and the characters are rich, the story is fluid (not rushed or boring) and the animation is wonderful as well. So what?s my problem? UP is definitely the second best movie of the month (the first being Star Trek) and in the top 10 of 2009, but I just can?t put a finger on why this film wasn?t more well received in my mind. Maybe following Wall-E, Pixar productions just fall short? I?m not sure how to word it. This is terrible for a film critic to admit, but I?ve run out of words, haven?t I.
So let?s move on to the one drawback that I know it had. Being in 3-D was unnecessary.
The third dimension of film was always supposed to be a niche trend and all of a sudden plastic frames are being handed out to the masses for every animated film that comes out. To be completely honest with you, it?s only cool if there are things that are popping out of the screen and you pull your head back. So just stick to 2-D animated features. You?ll never be able to do what horror can for this medium.
UP is definitely worth watching, and you?ll be more than happy to shell out the cash for the kids who will eat it up as well. And if you can put a finger on what I?m trying to say about it, please, will you tell me?