Pixar's "UP" an Eye-Opener

090621 Pixar UP I highly recommend seeing the new DisneyPixar movie, UP, in 3-D.  It was terrific … much better than I hoped or expected.

Frankly, when my son asked me to see it with him, I agreed reluctantly.  As he later reminded me, Pixar movies usually are better than you'd guess.

The animation was as good as I expected.  Yet, the 3-D effects were the best I've seen, because it seemed real and natural, rather than a gimmick.

On the surface, this adventure comedy is about an old-man trying to fulfill his lifelong dream to see the wilds of South America.  Then soon after setting-out, he learns he isn't alone on his journey, since a
wilderness explorer — 70 years his junior — has somehow become a
stowaway on the trip.

The story and underlying message were good and uplifting. And not just because the old-man choice of transportation was to tie thousands of balloons to his home.

It is worth the few extra dollars to see this in 3-D.

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