Movie of the Week II: Up

A year after declaring that Wall*E might my favorite Pixar movie ever comes maybe my favorite Pixar movie.

I think at the end of the day, Up was a better movie from start to finish than Wall*E but Wall*E was my favorite Pixar character (although Doug, the talking dog, is a VERY close second).  We’ll see how I feel when I own it on Blu-Ray.

The opening sequence showing the relationship between Carl and Ellie through the highs and the lows — no dialougue just Michael Giacchino’s score)  was one of the most heartwrenching/touching things I’ve ever seen in a film – animated of otherwise.  If that had just been a short, it might have been my favorite film in 15 years.  The movie continued to be awesome and hilarious but those opening minutes stayed with me.

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3 thoughts on “Movie of the Week II: Up

  1. Anyone with any taste, or at the very least anyone who knows the difference between “art” and “just some movie”, knows that WALL-E was easily a better movie from start to finish than Up, which had major major issues such as over-the-top jokes, dogs flying planes, and a father/son plot that was thrown in out of nowhere.

    WALL-E was art, Up was kind of great. Big difference.

  2. As much as I love Wall-E, the third act was not very strong. All your knocks on Up…well…it IS an animated movie that is trying to appeal to children. I’m not going to hold that against them. Agree to disagree

  3. I adored Up.

    As much as I liked Wall-E, I haven’t watched it all the way through since I saw it in the theater. I don’t think I can do that with Up.

    Btw, I’m a Toy Story fan myself.

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