Learned about Up only today, and according to Petrufied, the movie opens in Metro Manila theaters on Friday! So, from the makers of Ratatouille, The Incredibles, Finding Nemo, and Toy Story comes another flick worth your money :-)
You can watch the movie trailer here
Review: `Up' takes 3-D animation to new heights
LOS ANGELES – "Up." The title is deceptively simple, which is fitting, because the latest achievement from Pixar Animation is deeper and more complex on every level than it would initially appear.
It's a classic B-movie exotic adventure, the kind that inspired Steven Spielberg and to make " ," but it's told through the most high-tech, gorgeous 3-D animation.
It's a mismatched buddy comedy, the kind we've seen countless times before, but the buddies are a curmudgeonly 78-year-old man and a tubby 8-year-old boy — who wind up together in a flying house, traveling to South America.
And, as with many family films that get pumped out each summer, it has talking dogs. But it's how the dogs talk and what they say that are truly inspired, and oddly realistic.
Pete Docter (Pixar's "Monsters, Inc.") and co-director and writer Bob Peterson turn their imagination this time to human beings, rare creatures in the animated kingdom. But between the richness of the characters, the meatiness of their interaction and the authenticity of the details, it won't take you long to forget that "Up" is a cartoon and become immersed.
Full review here
ADDENDUM: The movie hasn't opened in Manila. Posters are out, though, and according to a friend, it'll open in August. Bah! Two long months away!