For an inexplicable reason, I haven’t seen Pixar’s Up yet. It’s been out for two years, received critical and audience acclaim, and been availabe via Netflix streaming for about a year now. And yet, I never sat and watched it from start to finish. Oh, I’ve watched the first 10 mins a few times, but that’s it. Today, I sat with the kids, and we watched Up together.

Wow, what a great movie. The first 10 mins of the film tell so much about the friendship and marriage of Carl and Ellie, presented so well, and so moving. The animation was good, the story was good, and the usual Pixar magic regarding the characters. This was a nice adventure story, a sweet little film about aging and life. It has so many elements — adventure, fantasy, comedy, suspense, and certainly a sentimental aspect. I need to see it again.  I watched this over streaming video, but I read that the blu-ray is excellent.

BTW, seriously, how funny was Dug the doug? “Squirrel!!!”

Up (2009)

Up (2009)