Pixar never disappoints. They typically push the boundaries. I finally watched a movie in a real cinema for once and Up left me melancholic. Happy that the film was a really good one but sad that it tugs at the heart strings so. The story is just told so simply and wonderfully. The opening montage has scant dialogue apart from when the lovers in the story meet. It’s surprising to find a topic so adult in an animation that is probably still targeted at kids. It’s actually got a lot of stuff you’d be aghast to answer if ever your child were to become quizzical. Death and old age are approached with a certain sobriety, perhaps a sign of the times but ultimtely, you still get a happy ending so it’s not all doom and gloom. Plenty of funny characters also make the film plenty enjoyable and the action rather thrilling.

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