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Postby Disney_Guy » Mon Jun 01, 2009 5:21 am

Colette Linguini wrote:1. The Incredibles
2. Ratatouille
3. Toy Story, A Bug's Life, Toy Story 2, Monster's Inc., Finding Nemo, WALL-E,
4. Cars

Are you ranking the Pixar films, and not even including Up?
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Postby One Movie, Five Views » Mon Jun 01, 2009 5:35 am

Here you go guys - our Up reviews.

http://onemoviefiveviews.blogspot.com/2 ... eview.html

(They are two long to repost here, so just follow the link above.)

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Postby lennonluvr9 » Mon Jun 01, 2009 1:41 pm

In a nutshell I too thought Up was a very good movie. I thought Carl & Ellie were just adorable together [spoil]pity they had no kids...[/spoil] but that probably would have disrupted the story. Dug was funny, but I really really liked [spoil]Alpha with the chipmunk voice! When his collar got readjusted to his 'normal' voice, I just thought it was weird, lol![/spoil]. The animation is spectacular, some shots look exactly like photographs, and especially the animation on the dogs, was so realistic! I'd probably place this movie somewhere in the middle on my list.
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Postby Colette Linguini » Tue Jun 02, 2009 4:55 am

Disney_Guy wrote:Are you ranking the Pixar films, and not even including Up?


Oopsie. There, I edited it. My bad. :oops:
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my UP review

Postby mo » Wed Jun 03, 2009 2:26 am

I loved UP! I can't wait to see it again. I don't think it was better than Wall-E, but it's definitly up there on my list.

The only problem I had with the movie was that it seemed somewhat predictable at certain parts.
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Postby Dragon of Omnipotency » Wed Jun 03, 2009 2:37 am

September, September, September... God, it's so long! Dx

After how WALL-e totally surprised me, I want Up to be better than the previous Pixar film - as impossible as it might be. And even if it is, they are of two different genres. People's tastes might be different, so a fair judgement might not be properly given...
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Postby Disney_Guy » Wed Jun 03, 2009 2:47 am

Dragon of Omnipotency wrote:September, September, September... God, it's so long! Dx

After how WALL-e totally surprised me, I want Up to be better than the previous Pixar film - as impossible as it might be. And even if it is, they are of two different genres. People's tastes might be different, so a fair judgment might not be properly given...

I think whether Up is better than WALL-E is really up to personal opinion.
I, personally, think Up is better than WALL-E - but I've also heard other people say Up came close but WALL-E is still their favorite.
When someone says Up is better than WALL-E, or WALL-E is better than Up - neither claim is true, it is just an opinion.
So when you go to see Up, try not to treat it like some sort of competition where it HAS to beat WALL-E. Just enjoy the film, and hopefully it pleases you just like any other Pixar film.

I think it's great that Pixar has created such a diverse library of top-quality movies that all have their own genres. I think it's quite evident that their films are successful when each and every film has their number one fans. I know on this site alone, there are fans who love Toy Story the most, Cars the most, Ratatouille the most, and fans for every other Pixar film. It's great that Pixar films don't outclass one another with each new film that is released - it is great that they are making diverse universe that give something for everyone to enjoy, and continue to do so to draw in new fans.
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Postby Dragon of Omnipotency » Wed Jun 03, 2009 2:52 am

You've changed my spelling of "judgement!" :lol: It is British spelling, actually. Heh heh.

And as for it being a competition, not exactly the reason I want Up's bars to be raised... well, up. I guess you could say that after seeing how WALL-e, despite its subtle appearances when the teaser first came out, astound audiences with its brilliant story, I would really want that same experience while watching Up; being surprised and leaving with a gasp - a good one, of course, not one given after being totally disappointed, as unlikely as that is to happen. :wink:

That's the reason we go to movies, to go on amazing journeys we've never been before and thus, be surprised. And as for Up, I want it to be historical as well, thus my claim for it to be an 'Up' in the level of entertainment (and amazement).
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Postby Disney_Guy » Wed Jun 03, 2009 3:03 am

Hmmm, that's weird. I didn't change your "judgment"... Perhaps my computer did it automatically. I don't know.

Anyways, with what you said, then yes - Up certainly raises the bar in terms of the quality of animation. They've raised the bar with each film released since Toy Story. So considering we've come a long way since Toy Story, why do so many people still consider it the best Pixar film? It's the story, and the characters, and the emotion that was put into the film whether it was from the expressions on the character's face or the beautiful music that was played. Without any of those qualities, Toy Story wouldn't be so timeless. You can say that for all ten Pixar films - without those simple qualities, pretty animation will only bring us so far.
So that was kind of my point when saying there is no best Pixar film, because it ultimately comes down to personal opinion.

For me, personally, Up is my new favorite Pixar film. I did not come to this conclusion simply because it is the best looking Pixar film to date. I mean, the film on its own is absolutely beautiful - but what really captured my heart was the story it had to tell, the characters that I could relate to, and the sense of emotion it had.

So yeah, with that said, if you're looking at Up in terms of being the best looking Pixar film to date, then the bar has definitely been raised.
But there is so much more to that; you will realize, and that will ultimately lead to whether or not you like Up more than WALL-E.
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Postby Dragon of Omnipotency » Wed Jun 03, 2009 3:09 am

Nah. If I want pretty animation, I would just go watch Caroline or heck - Treasure Planet. Not that Up's animation isn't excellent, just that it isn't the bar I want Pixar to raise. Not really a fan of drawing myself. :-\

No, the thing I always like about movies - or more specifically, Pixar movies - is their story and characterization. As you said, how they relate to you, how the story moves your mind from one place to another hole. That's the 'umph' I want to feel, and well, I couldn't say much about whether if I would get that same sensation again till September. :wink:
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Postby Disney_Guy » Wed Jun 03, 2009 3:20 am

About the animation, wait till you see it. :wink:
In my opinion, the animation looks better than WALL-E. Up may not take you to space and beyond, but the bar has certainly been raised since WALL-E, and is among some of the most beautiful animation I have ever seen in a movie.
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Postby PixarVixen » Thu Jun 04, 2009 12:39 am

Watching Up with the love of my life may have actually brought us closer together.

Thank you, Pixar. You folks continue to change my life for the better.
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Postby 1986 » Thu Jun 04, 2009 1:07 am

While I was watching Up, I was kind of in a stupor. Brilliance was before my eyes. I left the theater with an odd tinge, and it took me a moment to really "get" what I had seen. And my mind kept replaying it and replaying it...Pixar had REALLY REALLY done it again. It really changed me.
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Postby wallerat » Fri Jun 05, 2009 9:21 pm

Up was ok for me.
Definitely not one of my top Pixar ratings, but it had a lovable storyline. Funny, unexpected moments, but I think they gave too much away in the previews/commercials for it. I saw it with my friends, we all liked it. We all burst out laughing after we heard [spoil]Alpha's squeaky voice[/spoil]! We didn't even hear what he was saying, it was just hilarious! I don't think they should have [spoil]made his voice normal again. It would have been funnier if the sqeaky voice was his normal voice :lol: [/spoil]
In terms of the score (sorry I'm a musician, have to rate it! :), it was ok, but I don't think Michael could have done a better job with it! The whole [spoil] "story" of Carl and Ellie[/spoil] was accompanied by a beautiful "music box" sounding melody, which was reflected throughout the whole movie. Very nice. I sort of "knew" Michael did the score, haha and I was looking at the credits to confirm, but I was talking to my friends during that time, and the only time I didn't look at the screen was when his name was on it! Just my luck. But since he did the short, I sort of assumed.
The short! Reminds me, very funny and cute! Didn't realize it was the short until around the end though. (It was a slow day...) I loved it!
Overall, 3/5 stars.
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Postby HelloDolly114 » Sun Jun 07, 2009 1:31 am

I just got back from seeing UP seconds ago...and it....was....AMAIZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

THE BEST MOST BEAUTIFUL, MOVING, MASTERPEICE of a movie I have EVER seen in my WHOLE 13 years on this green earth!

I cried I loved it so much!

[spoil]Carl by far was my favorite character. I really felt for him. When his house was burning I wanted to burst out in tears.

My favorite part was when Carl looked at Ellie's Adventure Book and saw that she had really filled in the "Stuff I'm Gonna Do" section with all her and Carl's memories! That made me smile alot.

The music was my favorite of any Pixar film as well. The best peice of music in the whole movie was when Carl and Russel were running away from the blimp! It really made me say WOW!

I thought Partly Cloudy was the PERFECT short for that movie. Especially when they were in the air with the lightning, and when Carl and Ellie saw the shapes in the clouds (more specifically the babies). They really did a great job of tying it all together. [/spoil]

If I could see it....oh....i don't know....1 million more times....I WOULD DO IT IN A HEARTBEAT. :D[/spoil]
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