Monday, June 01, 2009

The latest from Pixar!

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 George Lucas to make "Raiders of the Lost Ark," 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!


John Jansen said...

I have yet to come across a less-than-really-great review for Up.

A friend of mine took his eight kids to see it, and they all loved it.

I hope ours will have a chance to see it soon.

sunnyday said...

Yes, me too!

There has been no publicity over here about the movie, which is why I learned about it only yesterday when I stumbled on the review on Yahoo.

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