30 May 2009


I saw Up last night, despite my aversion to movies about old people, movies about single old people, and weirdly-animated Pixar people.

Old people make me cry, they just do. Add on loneliness and I'm done. I kept it together somehow during this movie, despite their obvious attempts to tug at my heartstrings. I didn't want to give Disney the satisfaction.

It's a good movie - I probably chuckled a few times and the story is nice. But, again, it's about a lonely old man. However, if, like me, the one thing you find lacking in your Disney movies is miscarriage, then this movie is for you. I'm not kidding. And I'm sitting there wondering what all the kids around me are thinking during that scene. I doubt they got it, but if they did there may be some awkward question-and-answer time at home later.

This may surprise you, but I don't have a degree in physics. Even with my limited education in the laws of physics, however, I'm quite sure this film is highly implausible.

To sum up: Miscarriage and death. And a fat Asian kid. If that sounds like your kind of movie, then go for it.

1 comment:

Anne said...

See, I'm really torn about this one. On the one hand, I LOATHE that kid. Don't ask me why, I just do. Also, a co-worker told me that the ending was sad, which I don't like. But on the other hand, there's a talking dog. And you know how I feel about dogs. :p Also, my brother really wants to see it. Hmmm... decisions decisions....