“Do you want to play a game? It's called See Who Can Go the Longest without Saying Anything” -Carl Fredricksen
I swear you‘d rather zip your lips the whole time while watching UP than chatter inside the movie house with your confidant. UP is a comedy film not as rainbow coloured and flashy as your usual cartoon, but definitely worth every single cent of that movie ticket. This Pixar’s newest animation---starring voices of Ed Asner, Jordan Nagai, Christopher Plummer and John Ratzenberger is roughly about an old man (Carl Fredricksen) who, in the beginning of the movie, makes a promise to his childhood sweetheart turned wife (Ellie), that they would explore the vastness of the Lost Land and be able to go see Paradise Falls in South America someday. After 70 years of marriage, Ellie dies and Carl decides to finally fulfill his and Ellie’s dream. Being a balloon salesman, Carl makes use of his myriad of balloons to fly his house and utilize it as an aircraft. Suddenly, he finds himself flying with a chubby, garrulous boy scout named Russel who wishes to serve the elderly to complete his badges in order to advance to senior boy scout level. Together, they mount on an unforgettable journey and come across really hilarious creatures along the way. There’s Kevin, a large bird who adores chocolate and there’s Dug, a dog capable of speech but unable to open his mouth. The story of UP is very one of a kind and simple. It’s not surprising how it managed to sink in to the emotions of the audience without trying really hard. Its story literally has substance---having great humour and heartrending scenes. This 3D animated film possesses unpretentious but magnificent visuals and direction that are really a treat to one’s eyes. The soundtrack which was composed by Michael Giaccino is but fitting to the story having that 40’s and 50’s feel---splendid and incredibly captivating. One of the strengths of the movie, I must say, is its...
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