Tuesday, June 16, 2009

up, up and away

We saw Up this weekend and was it ever good. It was touching, heart-breaking at times, beautiful, scary, hilarious at others. All the things that a movie is supposed to be. There were all sorts of references - The Wizard of Oz, Howl's Moving Castle, The Red Balloon, and of course, The Incredibles and other Pixar gems. All the grown-ups in the theater cried at scenes which silently, beautifully, encapsulated a life, much in the manner of a classic Chaplin film. The kids enjoyed it too, but I suspect will be surprised in later years when they see it again and truly "get" some of the film's deeper themes. One of my favorite references has to be the Monty Python/Terry Gilliam short, The Crimson Permanent Assurance. I don't have enough praise for this great film. Just see it. It rocks. We saw it in 3D, by the way...


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