Up (2009)

written and directed by Pete Docter and Bob Peterson
with: Edward Asner, Jordan Nagai, Christopher Plummer

The movie starts off great, the first half of the movie is full of emotions, entertainment and wit, and it feels different from other family-oriented animated films. It evolves with a good pace and touching characters. The second part of the movie is predictable and similar to most children adventures, sometimes exasperating and exaggerated. It loses strength and power and ends up being ordinary. I find it risky that Pixar decided to launch this movie because of the themes contained (death of a partner, iconic misconceptions, deceit and betrayal, selfishness, alienation from nuclear family, civil disobedience, strange friendships, rejection of law, obsessive behaviors, impulsive decision-making situations and others), but I admire the challenge.

I wasn't too impressed by the visuals, but Up is still very pleasant to the retina. In general, it's not bad, the story had potential and it could have been better. I felt like at some point the creators stopped paying attention to the true essence and atmosphere of the film and decided to focus on the villainy and lengthy and unnecessary action sequences.

Worth a look.
Rating: 6/10

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