Jeff's Reviews

Thoughts on every movie I've ever seen.

Up (2009)

Directed by Pete Docter, Bob Peterson

Starring Edward Asner, Christopher Plummer, Jordan Nagai, Bob Peterson


Classic Pixar, with unique and emotionally deep characters, real comedy, a sense of adventure, and truly exquisite animation. Magical ending. I almost lost it.

The trailer looked a little silly, and the lack of full-length trailers, internviews, “making of” specials didn’t really excite me about going to see the it. But it was Pixar, and that was enough to guarantee that I’d give it a chance.

It was exactly that ignorance which made the story such an adventure. I wonder if/when marketing execs will realize that less pre-publicity might make their movies better. I guess the strategy only works when you have a guaranteed home run, as you do with any Pixar film these days.

This Pixar short, Partly Cloudy, was one of the best.

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