Friday, November 13, 2009

Up (2009)

After the sentimental opening and the whimsical, Gilliamesque 'take-off' which followed, I was steeling myself for disappointment, but I needn't have worried, Up is truly wonderful.

It has much of the pace and excitement of The Incredibles with some of those flashes of wordless comic genius which permeated Toy Story 2, and while in neither respect does it surpass those earlier Disney-Pixar classics, the beauty of its rendered visuals places it in a class of its own. And as a dog owner I won't quickly relinquish the sherrible jest of talking chuchos: "point!" and "squirrel!!!".

Grade: A (-)

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