Sunday, September 19, 2010

Up!


Up is the tale of Carl Fredrickson an elderly man who escapes being sent to a retirement home by attaching a TON of balloons to his house and manages to fly away to Paradise Falls, where he and his late wife always dreamed of going. After he is up high in the sky, a young boy is on his patio who he lets in and continues his adventure with the child. After a storm throws them around for a while, they find themselves landing on a great plateau across a large ravine facing Paradise Falls. With their body weight providing ballast allowing Carl and Russell to pull the floating house, the two begin to walk around the ravine, hoping to reach the falls while there's still enough helium in the balloons to keep the house afloat. As they walk towards Paradise Falls, Russell finds a colorful tropical flightless bird, which he names Kevin, not realizing that the bird is actually female. They later run into a dog named Dug wearing a translating collar that lets him speak. They discover Dug's owner is an older Charles Muntz, who has returned to South America with his immense dirigible for several decades to find and bring back a large species of bird (which turns out to be Kevin) in order to restore his reputation after bringing back a skeleton of the bird and being called a fraud because scientists thought he faked the evidence. Muntz invites Carl and Russel into his dirigible and Carl is initially thrilled to meet his hero. However, when Carl realizes that Muntz is after Kevin and will kill without a moment's thought in order to capture her alive, he takes steps to save the bird and escape from Muntz. Thanks to Kevin and Dug they flee the dirigible and escape Muntz's pack of vicious dogs, led by Alpha, but Kevin is injured during the escape. As Carl and Russell assist the injured Kevin to her chicks, Muntz and his dogs arrive in his airship, led by a tracking device in Dug's collar, and sets a fire under Carl's house, forcing Carl to choose his house over Kevin. Muntz and his dogs quickly capture the bird and fly off. 

Before I ruin the ending, UP is a great movie for people of all ages. I'm 20 and saw this in the theater multiple times, it is now on DVD so rent it, watch it on stars, redbox it but it is a definite watch!

55 comments:

  1. Loved that movie so much. I didn't think that it would effect me so much but it was truly charming.

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  2. Once again, I liked this movie because it was about humans.

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  3. i dont like these computer animated movies nowadays

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  4. Agree with anotheraaron, them animated movies are too predictable and kind of cliche

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  5. I loved Up! It is another classic entry to the lineup

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  6. Oh man, I loved Up! I got a little teary eyed in the beginning.

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  7. This was a great movie, I watched it in 3d and was blown away by the awesomeness

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  8. cool, UP was one of my top movies in the list

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  9. I thought UP was pretty much the best animated movie ever made.

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  10. nice post!;)
    i like it;)
    supportin & follow you;)

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  11. Up is classic. Glad you liked it

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  12. I liked UP as well. The talking dog was my favorite character.

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  13. UP is my absolute favorite pixar film right behind wall-e! (which cannot be beaten)

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  14. so good! I think I might prefer How to Train Your Dragon to this but this movie was also incredible.

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  15. Yo movie time, I'm really happy for you but I just wanna say that Russell was the most annoying Pixar character ever. Should have kept it as a short film about an elderly couple!

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  16. I really loved this movie. Wall-e and Up are very fucking cool movies.

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  17. This was a cool movie, I normally don't like disney movies that much either, besides the Sword In The Stone

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  18. I really liked this movie, watched it a while after it came out though.

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  19. I really loved this movie. It did make me cry at times, especially at the beginning, with the flash through Mr. Frederickson's life. To me, UP is proof that the industry, while saturated with X against Y for Z movies, has some gems left.

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  20. I loved this movie so much, a modern classic.

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  21. sounds amazing

    added, add me back!

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  22. saw this movie, its easy to see how people likened it to ghibli films.
    im going to ignore the fact you said "a TON of balloons" though

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  23. Pixar = pure eye candy.
    ♡ their CGIs.

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  24. awesome review bro. I wanna watch this!

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  25. bah i'm not into this type of movies.

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  26. My daughter LOOOOVED it...got many thanks

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