Friday, May 29, 2009

UP!=best movie of 2009

Whoa. UP! is the best movie I've seen all year, flat out. Bring Kleenex. This is mandatory. The guy two seats down from me--a grown man, about my age, with a wife and kids and all, was sniffling. But it's a good hurt, and balanced perfectly by the laugh-out-loudness of most of the movie.

The animation is brilliant, and I must say that I have never seen a more perfect dog character in any movie ever, even live-action dog movies. Doug is the very essence of dogdom.

The short in front of the movie (I can't remember the title--something like "Partly Cloudy" or "Chance of Rain" or something similar) was also brilliant. In fact, I really wish they'd expand it into a full-length film.

Tomorrow I have to work (the summer semester's started, so I'm back on my regular schedule), but after work I'm meeting Mom at the movie theater.

6 comments:

Jamie Eyberg said...

Sounds awesome. I liked Bolt from last year. Pixar put out a collection of their short films this year that is pretty good as well.

Aaron Polson said...

Wow. Critics have been pretty positive, but the fact that you're going to see it again tomorrow...this is on the must watch list.

"very essence of dogdom"

(great line)

K.C. Shaw said...

Jamie--I never saw Bolt, but I meant to. Maybe I'll rent it. I have the Pixar short films collection and it's awesome.

Aaron--I'm a big animation fan, actually, so I'll see any animated movie more than once. But Up is really worth a second look anyway.

Catherine J Gardner said...

I have to admit, I'm not really an animation fan (Nightmare Before Christmas aside), will keep it in mind for my niece though.

K.C. Shaw said...

Nightmare Before Christmas is indeed one of the finest animated movies ever. :)

Jeremy D Brooks said...

Going this weekend...