Its charms appear to have been applied with surgical precision; by the end, I felt expertly sutured, but not much else.
May 29 - 11:20 AM
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Yet another fail.
Sep 22 - 12:42 AM
Congratulations on seeing past the gloss.Lets understand this is really a senior on a cruise having to fight off all the locals. And always returning to the safety of the ship. Bad Bad locals, damn foreigners.Congratulations on seeing the manipulations too.
May 29 - 11:33 AM
Manipulations? I think you're really lost in the superficial qualities of this movie. Why would it be about Seniors fighting off locals unless the intended audience was Seniors? That would imply that the story is meant as a horror story about Seniors traveling. But it is not intended solely for Seniors, nor is it a horror story. It is an adventure story about people's priorities in life, and where they lead you. I'm sure you were excited to 'see through the gloss', but you were just making yourself see things. Come back to earth now, please.
May 29 - 02:34 PM
Okay... I get it. Legitimate critique, Stephanie. Basically, it's not Woody Allen. While it strives to be at once an adult film and a children's film, the need to illustrate a portrait of adulthood that children can recognize and understand holds back a true adult exploration of life. Okay, so it's not a great adult movie, but I still think it's a great family movie, and none of this detracts from my enjoyment of it.
May 29 - 02:45 PM
Congratulations on proving you are a tool. Your opinion is valid, your posting is illiterate.
Dec 8 - 02:59 PM
Why ... why do you hate children, senior citizens, balloons and animals?
May 29 - 11:51 AM
because she sucks.
Sep 3 - 04:28 PM
God you are death to all of us.
May 29 - 12:09 PM
Give me a break. You're only giving it a rotten rating to be different and because you want attention
May 29 - 12:22 PM
TU eres una PUUUUUUUTAAAAA!!!!!!!!! Fak YOU Fauk YOU FAUK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!YOU ARE SOOOO predictable you stupid BYTCH!!!!You are #2 on my most hated critics list, after Armond Neon-White
May 29 - 12:23 PM
how can you possibly be a Top Critic? WTF is salon.com and what gives you the right to be a movie critic? Are you at the top of a tall building? Do me a favor, JUMP OFF!
May 29 - 12:34 PM
You pedantic ***. It was great! UNLIKE night at the museum two, which you apparently gave a positive review to. Jeez man. What's wrong with you? I hope Salon.com has the sense to revoke your employment...whatever salon.com is....
May 29 - 03:34 PM
Funny, I saw it last night and it was actually one of the more organic, poignant Pixar films. The charms were precise (in a good way) but not surgical.
May 29 - 12:39 PM
And in your positive review of Night At The Museum 2, you praise that it "refuses to be a stiff, lifeless relic," almost the opposite of what you say about Up. On the contrary, I think Night At The Museum was the dry, surgical film.
May 29 - 12:42 PM
You also loved Twilight & hated The Dark Knight. Your opinion sucks sh*t.
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Apr 10 - 03:59 PM
It could be that your reaction to this movie was because you are a heartless pretentious b*tch. Not sure, but that could be it.
May 29 - 01:19 PM
"UP" left you cold, Stephanie?Wow. I thought it was not only expertly crafted, but it was enormously heartfelt.Did you fly to the movie theater on your broomstick?
May 29 - 01:38 PM
How dare you have an opinion!
May 29 - 01:50 PM
I agree, Pixar sucks.
But seriously, kill yourself.
May 29 - 01:56 PM
Unbelievable! I believe anyone who wasn't charmed by this movie to be soul-less. Go back to the underworld, where your idea of art and entertainment dwells.
May 29 - 01:57 PM
Sorry, ladies. Someone should have warned you that this movie is mostly for guys, women in great relationships, children, and people who own dogs.
There are a lot of little things that people might miss out on; for example, when I was in boy scouts, they played this game on us call Snipe Hut.
I never really fell for it, but not everyone knows about it. There are a lot of parts of this movie that you have to be "in-the-know" to get.
I'm sorry, but what *are* you talking about. I wasn't in the boy scouts (I'm a girl) and I don't own dogs. I loved this movie. It's has nothing to do with romantic relationships only.If that's what you got out of it, you missed a lot.Any reviewer that wasn't touched by that first 15 minutes or so has to be heartless. That had me crying.
May 30 - 09:27 AM
"Sorry, ladies. Someone should have warned you that this movie is mostly for guys, women in great relationships, children, and people who own dogs. "
Best reply ever hahahahha. This is great.
Jan 9 - 01:20 PM
This jerk also gave WALL-E a negative review. What an ***.
May 29 - 02:21 PM
She didn't like Wall-E either. She says:
"The picture [Wall-E] feels weirdly, and disappointingly, disjointed, something that starts out as poetry and ends as product." %u2014 Salon.com Jun 27, 2008
After that review she seems to have been gunning for Up. Also, someone who would favor Twilight over Dark Knight has horrible, horrible taste. She failed to see any dramatic arc in Knight. Hmmm, but leering vamiric Mormons have oh, so much depth. She's another Traveling Pants sort of critic. She liked that garbage too.
May 29 - 02:24 PM
To be fair, I wasn't a fan of Wall-E, either. I actually agree totally with that quote. Same for The Dark Knight.
Having said that, Up is easily one of my favorite Pixar movies, if not my favorite.
The Twilight love, etc. is inexcusable, though. Totally get the upset there.
Nov 25 - 05:59 PM