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Up (2009) – 4/5

A cute, funny little film that somehow works despite a weird premise and an unlikely protagonist. And, of course, it looks great, is thoroughly entertaining, and doesn’t pander to the lowest common denominator either emotionally or thematically, or narratively for that matter. Well done, Pixar! Again!

There’s not much to say about this one. Though it’s pretty good, it’s not as deep or mythic as Wall-E was. The story is pretty straightforward, and is just a matter of our main character getting from point A to point B, he just happens to be carrying a house on his back as he does so. This is a kid’s movie, so scientific logic doesn’t apply, naturally.

The visuals are pretty, and the action sequences are intense. I also loved the talking dogs; some might think them hoakey, but I thought they were hilarious, especially the “POINT!” and “SQUIRREL!” gags. Ha ha.

Overall, yeah, good movie. And a great soundtrack, though it just sounds like the same theme repeated over and over in different octaves. This isn’t a bad thing, though. Worth watching.