Towards the latter part of Carl Fredricksen’s life he decides to take a very unconventional trip to Paradise Falls, South America in order to fulfill a promise he made to his late wife. However, this sentimental trip inside a house toting mass of balloons proves to be much more when he quickly realizes that he has inadvertently kidnapped Russell, an 8 year old Wilderness Explorer who was hoping to obtain his last merit badge by helping Carl out (though he probably had something much simpler in mind). Once they finally reach South America, the journey to the falls proves to be harder than expected, filled with perils involving a giant bird named Kevin, a pack of talking dogs, and a blast from the past.
Pete Docter and company have made yet another masterpiece in the Pixar line up and while I’m not quite ready to anoint it with Wall-e and The Incredibles as my favorite, it is definitely in that just behind second tier of their work with a chance to maybe sneak its way up there after repeat viewings; which is better then 95% of the animated movies released over the last 10 years.
Carl Fredricksen grew up idolizing the great adventurer Charles Muntz who discovered a beautiful hidden sanctuary of nature in South America. The news reels that played at the theater enthralled Carl and he lived his life acting out many of the great acts in his own world as a child. One day while playing in the street he comes across an abandoned house with a lot of shouting coming out from it, calling Muntz’s catch phrases about adventure, Carl decides to investigate who has the same passion as him and the culprit is a young girl named Ellie. [Read more...]
Watchmen is out, now these are the next big movies to get excited about!
Duplicity-Tony Gilroy’s follow up to Michael Clayton should be a winner, and it’s Clive
Hunger-acclaimed British film from last year
Wolverine-The trailers make this look an action flick to be dealt with
Star Trek-JJ Abrams has this non-Treckie excited
The Limits of Control-the movie you never heard of
Up-It’s Pixar, so it is instantly movie of the year potential
Terminator Salvation-Bale has been fairly infallible as of late
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen-More Robots! More Fun!
Public Enemies-Depp, Bale, and Micheal Mann greatness to soon hit our faces
Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince – Can’t wait!!!
500 Days of Summer-You heard it hear first, the movie that will sneak up on you
The Hangover-Has the talent to be good
Funny People-Apatow back in the directors chair
Inglourious Basterds-Tarantino, WWII, Pitt=Greatness?
Hope you find something new to look forward too!