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Up (2009) - I watched this because it came in so high on the Animation Countdown. I love Pixar movies, but this one is one of my least favorite Pixar movies, so I wanted to give it another chance to see what many of you see in this movie.

Carl Fredricksen, (Ed Asner), made a promise to his wife before she died that they would go on a trip to Paradise Falls in South America. To keep his promise, he ties thousands of balloons to his house, and he flies away to Paradise Falls, house and all. After his house is in the air, he finds out that he has an accident stowaway, Russell, (Jordan Nagai), a young Wilderness Explorer.

I liked this movie a lot more this time than I did the first time I watched it, but in my opinion, it still ended up higher in the countdown than it belonged. However after the re-watch, at least I can see some of the good things that the rest of you see in the movie. I liked most of the interaction between Carl and Russell, and there was some excitement during their trip once they reached South America, but the whole concept of balloons being able to lift a house just doesn't work for me, especially the scenes where Carl and Russell have to use their owns strengths to maneuver the house.

It has some very good scenes, but just not enough for me to love this movie as much as the rest of you seem to love it. But it is a good movie, and I would definitely recommend it more now than I would have before the re-watch.