Monday, June 1

UP! ....

... has landed. I know I am probably bias, but I loved it. Right now it ranks as my second favorite Pixar movie after Wall-E.

These guys seem to take the strangest ideas that anyone else would turn into a flaming ball of mediocrity and create a jewel of entertainment. At this point, you should be well versed in the film's storyline. An old man ties thousands of helium balloons to his house and floats off into the stratosphere. He is accompanied on this adventure by a young boy scout that accidentally stows away on his front porch. Together, they get into all kinds of crazy mishaps.

As with all films produced under the Pixar banner, director Peter Doctor (Monster's, Inc.) has filled his story with great, approachable characters that you feel for. I was surprised at the emotional depth the film packs. There is a clear and definite reason why this old man has decided to float his house into the heavens, and its rendered in a deeply touching ten minutes that just might break your heart. Still, the Pixar Humor is intact.

Now if you'll excuse me... I have some adventuring to do.

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