No messing, that opening 10 minutes is some of the most beautiful heartbreaking stuff ever made, as we see Carl and Ellie's marriage and life together put together in one stunning montage, so good that if you arent in tears already by this point, this humanity thing isnt for you.
by mark f
I just think that you should allow movies to work their magic on you no matter what they seem to represent, and perhaps more importantly, no matter how you feel about what constitutes a "real" movie and a "fake" movie.
We see Carl's entire relationship with his late wife, Ellie laid out so that we immediately understand why Carl's journey to Paradise is so important to him and the way Ellie is kept a viable character throughout the story as Carl's through line is amazingly effective.
Up is still one of the best Pixar movies in existence, never mind its rather implausible premise that is still prone to the occasional moment where the suspension of disbelief gives way (not even Pixar is immune to this).
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.
And most of Pixar's films are also sharp at the emotions, and no other Pixar feature was as sharp at the emotions as this.
I get that with most of Pixar's films but Wall E , Up & Toy Story 3 are the type of films that let all your emotions out in characters that you fall in love with.
Like any of Pixars other films, though, the main thing that helps drive their films is the story behind the movie.
When the construction of some nearby modern establishment threatens the security of his immensely sentimental home, Carl meets a young boy named Russell amidst the ongoing chaos that, perhaps, he sees a bit of himself in; the boy is an explorer of sorts as well, taking great interest in the allure of the wild. Whether seeking escape from the imminent destruction of his house, or the boy having struck back interest in some dormant desire of his, Carl finally decides to take up his life of adventure once again; he decides to travel away from his everyday life and soon finds himselfand Russellon a journey to Paradise Falls.
The film's most impressive sequence, however, comes before the adventure, as Carl's adult life is summarized in a few short minutes--without dialogue.