It's time for Adventure!
Pixar takes viewers on another fun crazed animated adventure. The film is about an elderly senior named Carl Fredricksen (Edward Asner), whom has grown increasingly bitter over the years, after the death of his wife, Ellie (Elie Docter). Just as Carl finds the world is forever changing around him, he decides to strap over a thousand balloons to his house, so he can fly all the way to South America, to fulfill a life long dream of his. However, what Carl doesn't know is that a young boy scout, Russell (Jordan Nagai), has stowed away to join him on this epic adventure. Meeting an assortment of colorful characters like a giant dodo bird and a talking dog, named.....well...Dug (Bob Peterson). Like all of Pixar's other animated features, this film features a lot of amazing visuals, as well as many comedic yet heart felt moments. The voice acting was superb in this movie as each actor portrayed their perspective characters well. Although the story does tend to get a bit depressing around the beginning, when it talks about Carl's wife and their marriage together; leading up to her tragic death. However, these moments do work well in establishing the story and the main character, as it allows the viewer to sympathize with Carl. The story line is pretty simplistic compared to Pixar's previous films, like "Wall-E" and "The Incredibles", but it features a funnier supporting cast of characters. The visuals won't push the envelope like "Wall-E" either, but it does play towards a more down to Earth kind of feel, that will make it easier for audiences to relate to. Overall, I would highly recommend "Up" as one of the year's best animated films.
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