Another great flick from Pixar that is definitely worth watching, I mean the guys started working on the story back in 2004 for fucks sake! It’s kind of sad, but still very funny with some really original scenes and jokes that will make you laugh really hard. After all these years, we have to acknowledge the impact that Up had on many generations. Memes, gifs and other snippets from the movie are still extremely popular and in that sense, it reminded me of another movie with a similar impact: Toy Story. However, Up is more intricate, touching and feels so multi-layered that everyone can find at least a couple of things to identify or bond with. This is what happens when you leave talented people to sink countless hours into something they love doing.
I guess you all know the story when a grumpy old man accidentally takes a young, fat boy scout to the Paradise Falls in his house that is attached to a thousands of balloons, so it can fly. Great humor regarding old people and small children, with a serious underlining about aging and death. The Alpha Dog joke and the frog gag where the best in my opinion, although the whole movie is really funny and cute. It just shows that Pixar guys are still trying to do their best and not releasing some lame and rushed movies because they know when people see the Pixar logo on a movie, they will immediately rush to the theaters. Enjoy in this beautiful flick.
Directors: Pete Docter, Bob Peterson
Cast: Edward Asner, Christopher Plummer, Jordan Nagai, Bob Peterson, Delroy Lindo, Jerome Ranft, John Ratzenberger
Fun Stuff: When Carl is watching television, and is interrupted by Russell knocking at the door, he is watching a home shopping channel. This particular program has become a well-known blooper video of a pitchman making a gaff in which he describes a picture of a horse, except the picture he is describing is actually that of a moth.