Nov 292009

This evening I saw the cartoon “UP”.  Up was more like a movie that tugged at your heart strings.  About a man’s life that whizzes by until almost the end when he decides to finally fullfill a life long dream, but comes against humorous, dangerous obstacles making these cartoon characters with feelings of undying love, despair, and yet accomplishment in life. 

The main main characters are human.  One is a resentful senior male citizen as the world around him has changed since his youth, and his beloved wife died.he has no real desire to change anything in his life. With the changing of his neighborhood with the times going on around him, he decides to leave and do what he and wife had planned to do, but never did.  He was a former balloon salesman, and so he got this idea to tie thousands of them, filled with helium at the top of his house and up it goes, and steers for Paradise Falls in South America only thing is he didn’t know there was a boyscout named Russell who needs to assist an elderly person to get his final merit badge.
The two needless to say do not hit it off and they go through one perity after the other.  Then we find them in the middle of a thunderstorm as Carl’s (our leading character) sturdy home is tossed by the storm, threatened by lightening, and dropped at an Amazon forest, and then this bright colored mythical bird appears.  Don’t even get me started on the spectacular sight of an airship from the 1930s they find that’s still being piloted by disgraced explorer Charles Muntz.  The entire film seems to come to life.

There are countless adventures in this film and the emotions between Carl and his wife Ellie is lovingly summed up showing us their hopes and dreams and their unfailing love they have for each other.  There are other moments too with the book of memories after his adventure is on the rocks. In the end, Up reminds us that as long as we are breathing, life holds the opportunity for countless adventures, some of the most exciting ones we don’t realize are occurring right before our eyes, and hiding right around the corner.  When you go to see this film do not expect a cartoon, but a story film to possibly teach you a thing or too, and put a smile on your face in the end.

(Only one person’s opinion).

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  2 Responses to “"Up" more than just a cartoon.”


    I have heard such great things about this movie. I really want to see it and then watch it with my son.

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    I’ve been wanting to take my kids to see this, but I haven’t had the chance yet. Thanks for the review.

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