Analysis of Up

November 22, 2009 at 10:53 pm 3 comments

Yes, I am aware that I am way late on the uptake (ahahaha…ha). My SO and I finally rented Up and watched it last night, and I was pleasantly surprised. I had heard how “it was SO good” and “an animated story that adults can enjoy”, but I didn’t realize how true these things were until I saw it.

First off, let me say that the animation was ON POINT, but this is a Pixar production we’re talking about so that’s to be expected. From the opening scenes with Little Carl’s stub nose, I was in love.

As for the storyline, it’s incredibly strong. I thought the beginning dragged on a bit, but it really gives you the backstory for the main character of Carl. Up is definitely a character-driven movie as we see a definite change from the Carl in the beginning, who is cranky and non-caring, to the Carl at the end who cares enough to risk his own life to rescue little Russell.

As for the grown-up issue, the adult issues that you don’t normally see in children’s movies definitely stood out. I kept turning to my SO and going, “THIS is in a children’s movie?” (I’m talking about the scene where Carl and Ellie are in the doctor’s office and apparently she has suffered a miscarriage.) Whoa. I guess the the people behind the film assumed that children wouldn’t get it, or that parents could explain to older children if there were questions. I think that including this issue helped viewers see why at the end Carl becomes attached to Russell, but who knows.

I absolutely recommend you see Up, it’s great for all ages; I’m 23 and my SO is 27, and we laughed throughout the film.

***Interested in seeing what else Pixar is cooking up? Check out their blog: http://pixarblog.blogspot.com/

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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Nathan Acosta  |  November 29, 2009 at 1:03 am

    Haha I LOVED the bird character!

    Reply
  • 2. vasu  |  March 24, 2010 at 4:08 am

    its a wounderful movie.i feel so happy to see this this movie shows about realishionship importantence thank you

    Reply
  • 3. HL  |  March 25, 2010 at 12:12 am

    the character russell look like the fa kid that got photoshop

    Reply

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