Chasing Ironies

Going Up? :)

Posted on: June 4, 2009

Ever since we saw the flying house tied to balloons almost a year ago, the boyfriend and I have anticipated Disney-Pixar’s movie, Up. We even planned to push our trip to Alaminos by a few hours so we can watch the first screening on May 29. Much to our dismay, the movie was released all over the world, but not here. WTF.

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Carl Fredricksen tied hundreds of balloons to his house to make it fly to South America.

Carl Fredricksen tied hundreds of balloons to his house to make it fly to South America, a promise he made to his late wife Ellie.

When we came back from the province, we were both dying to watch the movie. Especially because some friends have raved about seeing it online already. Thanks to pirated DVDs, we got to watch it. Hee. Malabo, pero pwede na. That’s how addicted we are to the movie.

The verdict? The movie was excellent. Our long wait was worth it.

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I am too lazy today, so I’ll skip the summary (wiki nalang, LOL). The movie is a mix of comedy and adventure, with a bit of drama thrown in. What makes it interesting are the main characters, the most unlikely mix of heroes imaginable: Carl Fredricksen, a grumpy, adventure-seeking old man; Russell, an overly-enthusiastic and chubby Wilderness scout who accidentally tags along; Dug, a talking dog who’s not-so bright, but very sweet and loyal; and Kevin (named by Russell), a colorful and exotic bird, who’s being hunted by the villain, (another old man) Charles Muntz.

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Paradise falls

Throw in a pack of talking dogs, a beautiful Venezuelan setting, and plenty of hilarious wisecracks, and you’ve got the best Pixar movie ever made (yes, I even found it more delightful than Bolt, Finding Nemo or Toy Story).

This is Alpha, Muntz's pet. He looks mean, but he will make you LOL in the movie. Hee.

This is Alpha, Muntz's pet. He looks mean, but he will make you LOL in the movie. Hee.

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You’ll laugh, cry, and be thrilled all at the same time. It’s an adventure film both kiddies and adults will love.

russell, carl and doug

Whatever my expectations were from Up, it delivered. I love it. 🙂

Oh, and because the boyfriend and I are huge Up fans, here’s a quick fan art he made (the original is pinned to my office cube) ;):

Cute cute nya eh!

Cute cute nya eh!

I am excited for Up to be released in theaters. I want to watch it on digital 3D. Again and again. Hee. 🙂

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2 Responses to "Going Up? :)"

hahaha.. dapat piniktyuran mo ung sa cube mo…

Piniktyuran ko, kaso wala akong card reader e. 😛

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