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Critic Review - Time Out Chicago

The pacing is perfect, the animation looks terrific, the emotional range is wide, and there are a few sly jokes you might not catch the first time around. That's okay; you'll want to see it a second time anyway.

February 13, 2012 Full Review Source: Time Out Chicago | Comment (1)
Time Out Chicago

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Ang Ree

Ang Ree

It was with a great deal of trepidation that I found myself at a recent preview screening pg 'Up'.First off. I don't really enjoy watching 'Kids' movies.Secondly, I', not a very big fan of animated films in general. 'Up'combines the two making i the sort of film I dread seeing the most.
I'm not honoured to admit that I was mistaken. ' up' is a family movie and not a kids movie.The characters in 'Up' were way more real than some flesh and blood actors. Not more than five minutes of the movie, I found this movie really meaningful, and very enchanting.The dream of Carl Fredricksen, going on an adventure,really touched my heart.
78 year old man ballon salesman Carl Fredricksen is pushed beyond his limit when builders force him to move out of his own house, where he and his late wife had built their lives.Determined o live out a lifelong dream and show everyone that he won't be living in a old folks home, Carl ties thousands of ballons to his own house and lift off towards Paradise Falls,South Africa.Just as the thrill of his sucessful sianara sinking in, Carl realizes something horrifying: he has a stowaway- named Russell.
As it turns out, the dogs belongs to Chales Muntz, the adventurous explorer who inspired Carl & Ellie's dream of Paradise Falls. He is in search of the mysterious kevin bird, and will stop at nothing to capture it.Despite his desire to stay out of this big mass. Carl finds himself right in the middle of it. At 78 years old, he is about to finally realize what life and adventure are all about.
Funny, exciting and touching,'Up' is a beautiful film and becaome the second animated movie to ever receive a Best Picture Nomination at the Oscars.

Jul 31 - 05:26 AM

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