It’s official! When it comes to reviews, Pixar is now 10 for 10!
But then, moments after the prestigious certification, Up’s first thumbs down (to be documented on the review aggregator website) was published. The author: infamous movie critic Armond White from the New York Press best known for his "opposite reviews." He disliked Up because of his laughable "Pixarism" theory and on top of that gave negative reviews to such universally acclaimed films as WALL•E, Star Trek, Milk, Slumdog Millionaire, The Dark Knight and many, many more. Even worse, he seems to be the critic who gives the unfavorable movies that one good review. Fishy, right?
His comments are being described as distasteful, contradictory, irrelevant, and just plain wrong and I think his credibility has now forever gone down the drain! In my opinion, he’s got it all backwards and obviously doesn’t get the point of Up, which pretty much everyone else on RT seems to understand. I guess if he hates it, you’ll love it! But it’s best you judge his review for yourself.
Ever since the dreadful criticism, The Wall Street Journal posted their review (as if to hide in the shadows of NYP’s blabber) making the Rotten count 2. That’s no big deal considering Up’s impressive 96% with 42 glowing Fresh reviews. The consensus: "Another masterful work of art from Pixar, Up is an exciting, hilarious, and heartfelt adventure impeccably crafted and told with wit and depth."
I’m sure Pixar’s 10th film is safe in this department! If you want to get rid of that bad taste Armond’s review left in your mouth go on and read my glowing review.