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post #11 of 16 Old 11-28-09, 01:58 AM Thread Starter
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ssmorsi, I actually am surprised...

I figured this movie and Pixar's movie before that, Wall-E, were not really made so much for kids as they were more for adults.

I think kids can enjoy them since they have aspects that are very kid oriented, but the whole story of 'Up' seems beyond a child's grasp to me. I guess that's why I don't really care to show my daughter because I don't think she'll understand, let alone be interested in it.

Then again, my wife and I let our daughter watch Wall-E and while she didn't seem to get anything that was going on, asking tons of questions, especially since there was very little talking for most of the movie, she could not stop talking about it after she saw it, so maybe I ought to let my daughter sit down and watch it, too!

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Hi Jon,

This is quite interesting what you're saying about the younger ones. It demonstrate that animation movies of a high caliber like UP, Wall*E and others are indeed for all ages, as anyone with his own vision can get something positive out of it.

Besides, I really believe that young kids have a much better imagination than us, adults.
They look at all these cool caricatures with beautiful colors on the screen, and they are transported in their own imaginative world. This is a good example of technology at the creative and positive service
of people.

Animation is a powerful medium to communicate messages that are important in the world we live in.
I believe that more and more, we'll see people from philosophic and scientific backgrounds contributing in animation films. It is one of the most powerful tool to reach very large sections of our populations, all across the globe. It is like music also, an universal language of great influence.

There are so many sad things in this world, but animation films from Pixar and others too, have a happy and even more realistic view on our planet and his inhabitants. Cudos to the people behind the scenes at Pixar. They are doing a type of work that keeps us from further falling in our own 'abysm', I think.

Kids are after all the future, and we need to give them the right messages, with the right tools, to construct a better world, and protect the planet from desintegrating, right?
And for that, it takes smart people with an objective and optimist outlook.

Just a simple but true fact of life.
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What I truly liked about Up (as well as other Pixar flix) is their ability to tell a story with no dialog, and the bar was raised here with the demise of Ellie. I liked the entire movie but the portion leading up to her death was most enjoyable and emotional.

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It was certainly different as it brought into it mortality and was quite sad as she never got there....
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What I'd like to see, eventually, is a prequel to 'UP', so we can see Ellie & Carl as they were kids with their dreams and all that pure unadulterated innocence of the most important part of their (ours) lifes.

After all, Ellie is the one that gives Carl that ultimate shot of adrenaline into their world of imagination, and Carl just follow suit by making it reality much later on in life, with the help of another kid, Russel.

Isn't what life is all about? It certainly is.

* Oh, and this movie says a lot about our environment, and man's development into the crowdy cities of our societies.
Isn't time to spread out into the beautiful inhabited forests of our planet, and breathe some fresh air, away from the constipation, the pollution, the noise, the diseases, the breakup of life's true values? ...YUP, it all goes Down...

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We saw "Up" in 3D at the theater. While they did a good job with using 3D, I actually prefer the blu-ray release.

We had friends over to watch it. One is a college professor who holds a PhD in molecular biology. She was so wrapped up in the film that another guest reminded her: "Dear, it's only a movie. Furthermore, it's an animated movie!"

Numerous grandchildred received a copy for Christmas because of our viewing.
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