Written on: 06/02/2013 by saintgileshighgate (31 reviews written)
Up is really an incredible film: it's realistic and with a hint of magic (it's not everyday that you see houses flying attached to balloons). The main characters are a grumpy widower that never accomplished his dream (Carl) and a little boy from a divorced family (Russell). There are also a dog named Dug and a giant bird helping in the adventure. The film is all about life facts, love, drama and specially, friendship. It shows how Carl (the old guy) discovers that he can't live in the past... (read more)
Written on: 30/11/2012 by rupal2 (87 reviews written)
I really loved this movie. It was not what I was expecting, and did make me laugh quite a lot. I am one of those people that forgets what a movie is about, but this is definitely one I would love to see again. It has that feel good factor. You don't have to be a kid to watch this one. (read more)
Written on: 29/03/2011
Excellent movie dealing with sensitive issues like love and death, loss, disfunctional families, old age, priorities and dreams. Suitable for adults and children with first class animation, storyline and characters. Absolute cracker of a film.
I loved the stereotypical old man standing up against modern life and progress, the way he eventually takes the boy Russell into his heart and realises his friendship with this child is more important than following his dreams. I loved the fantastical... (read more)
Written on: 28/10/2009 by kingofreviews (89 reviews written)
I thoroughly enjoyed this, as did my 6 and 3 year old sons. The 3d glasses take a bit of getting used to, but nothing compared to the ones we used 15 years ago and by the end I had forgotten they were on. That aside, great film beautifully animated and voiced. You don't have to be a kid to enjoy it, but it still feels better to take them along as an excuse.... (read more)
Written on: 30/06/2010 by reviewkitten (280 reviews written)
Up is a truly wonderful film. Pixar have created a simple story of an elderly man (Carl) who lives alone in his house, surrounded by the construction of high rises. He decides that enough is enough and goes on a journey to fulfil a lifelong desire. By using hundreds of balloons Carl floats his house off to South America but doesn't wager on the unfortunate hitch hiker (a boy scout looking to fulfil his "helping the elderly" badge) he has stuck out on his porch. There is plenty of action and... (read more)
Written on: 15/03/2010 by jessica87 (22 reviews written)
I've never seen a film that's made me feel so uplifted and yet so sad at the same time. There are 3 very poignant moments, which are guaranteed to make you cry- one of these is at the very start.
But don't let this put you off. When you meet 'Dug' and the big bird, it's such a delight! Dug is the funniest animated character I have ever seen, and if you like dogs, you are bound to love this film to death.
Yes, parts are sad, but to be honest, that makes the film even more special. It... (read more)
Written on: 07/11/2009 by PicturesOfYou5 (3 reviews written)
When seeing Up in The Imax Cinema I was very excited as I had only been there once before, and this would be my first feature length film.
Not expecting much, I went along and saw a number of trailers in 3D and waited for the film. It started and was a very fun and fast beginning to the film experiencing a little boys life about being an explorer. From seeing the trailer i thought that the little boy stayed young but it turns out that him and his wife grow up with a dream to live at... (read more)
Written on: 13/10/2009 by dhayes22 (54 reviews written)
I have seen a few Pixar movies including Finding Nemo and The Incredibles but I don't happen to think that Pixar is the best thing since sliced bread as most film critics and indeed the box office takings for their films suggest other people do.
Still, a friend asked me to go see it who had seen a special screening and said it was great. We decided to go and see it in 3D at the IMax in London's Southbank. Not cheap at £13.80 a ticket!
The movie is an animated tale about a grumpy old... (read more)