Sunday, August 02, 2009

Up-The Movie

For my parents' 25th anniversary, they went on a very romantic date to eat dinner and catch a movie. The film of choice? None other than:

UP, the newest Pixar release! (Pretty romantic, huh? ;-) )

If I had to describe the movie in one word, I would choose the word "sweet". Everything about it was just bursting with sweetness! The little boy, Russell, was insanely cute in my opinion. If he were an animal, I think he'd be a panda bear. Oh, I wish I could squeeze him in a tight hug! I mean, just look at him:

Seriously though, I think it was the perfect movie for my parents to watch on their anniversary because it was saturated with the truth that marriage and family are important. All the other Pixar films I've watched have had romance in them between a guy and a girl who fall in love. Apparently, it seems that anything has the capacity for romance: cars, toys, monsters, bugs, even robots! UP has romance too, but I love it so much because it happens after they're married. They always remain so in love. He's deeply loyal to her and his promise to her. It's beautiful.

After reflecting on why I like UP so much, I've concluded it's because of the prevalent theme of loyalty. Yet it's more than that. It's whom the main character is loyal towards. Not to his house. Or his possessions. But to his wife and the boy. My favorite line in the entire film is: "It's just a house." Because of that message, UP is my new favorite Pixar film. And now, there's a whole new meaning to the phrase "What's UP?" :-)


  1. One of the cutest movies ever! I agree with you 100%! It's just such an old message, yet in our culture, it's newer and more glorious than ever.

    Psst... since you had time to post this... post on ARC blogs...

    ;D Love always.

  2. I can't wait to see this movie. It's gotten a lot of good feedback.

  3. Wonderful post, Christina! I'm so glad we got to see UP with you! That was a ton of fun! I think Up might be my favorite Pixar movie too. Either that or Wall-E.;)

    Love ya!
    Emily ♥

  4. Hey Christina!
    You and I are both 100% "UP" fans!It's one of their bests,no doubt. Of course, "Wall-E" was good, and "The Incredibles", "Monsters Inc.", and "A Bug's Life"...
    Anyway. Can't wait till speech starts. See ya at the ARC practice tourn.!
    Maddie Clay

  5. Dunvegan HighlanderSat Aug 22, 09:33:00 PM

    I haven't seen "UP" yet. I want to, though. Daniel Rosenberger gave me a preview, but that's all.
    I do love Wall-e. Another great message for our time!
    -Nathan Harris

  6. WOW!! I SOO agree... I watched the movie for the first time a week ago.. and it nearly brought me to tears in MULTIPLE places... THE BEST pixar film (imho) because it had the verrry bestest message EVER!! I mean, it was soo sad, but this culture never really thinks about what happens AFTER "boy meets girl", you know what I mean?

    In fact, at this moment, and in my humble opinion, Up is the best animated film yet. (And not because of its plot, btw, which, is not exactly deep, or thrilling really..)

    Personally, my favorite character was Dug, just because of that ONE line "Hi! I'm Dug, I just met you, and i LOOVE you!" :P But, I agree, alll the characters were awesome!!

    If you're looking for a thriller, go watch something else, but, if you're looking for the sweetest, saddest, and most heart-warming story about the true meaning of loyalty, and the importance of keeping your promises, WATCH THIS MOVIE!

    (to borrow the (I'm sure) waay over-used pun)

    10 thumbs "Up"! :D


  7. Christina!

    I bet you didn't even know I knew about this blog...Well, I do, and so I'll just tell you that 'Up' is in fact the #1 Pixar movie! Of course, you probably already know that...