Honestly, I have been looking forward to this film since I first saw the teaser trailer over a year ago. The folks over at Pixar certainly have an impressive collection of successful films on their belts. And it seems that every Pixar film seems to build upon the one before it. That is certainly the case with Up. It is by far the best Pixar film to date, and one of the best overall films I have seen in a long time.
With music by Michael Giacchino (Lost), this film uses its beautiful CGI animation to tell the story of Carl, an elderly man who is about to be kicked out of his house and sent to a nursing home. So, in order to escape this dreadful life of boredom Carl, who recently lost his wife who has a great love for traveling and adventure, rigs his house with hundreds of balloons so that it will take him to South America.
When the house launches off, Carl is unaware that young Boy Scout, Russell is on his porch. Since the house is thousands of feet in the air, Carl has no other choice but to let Russell join his quest to find a waterfall that his wife had hoped to visit. What follows is the most touching story Pixar has ever created filled with humor and heart.
This film is definitely, without a doubt, the must-see film of the summer, and you will regret missing out on this guaranteed classic. Pixar is going to have an incredible challenge when trying to top this with their next film. This one is certainly not to be missed!
Release Date: May 29, 2009
Rating: PG for some peril and action.
Running Time: 1 Hour, 36 Minutes.
Director: Pete Doctor and Bob Peterson.