I saw Disney/Pixar’s Up yesterday and I now believe it to be my favorite Pixar film of all. Yes, even better than the original Toy Story which has always held a special place in my heart.
I saw myself in Carl Fredricksen throughout the entire film. A man who loves exploring and traveling and going on adventures of all sorts, but was a slight bit grouchy all the time.
I know this review is coming very late after the film has already been in theaters for a while, but do yourself the favor and see it ASAP. It’s one of the best movie-going experiences I’ve ever had and the film has definitely bumped another movie from my list of top 10 for sure (I just don’t know which one…haha). When this movie comes out on DVD, I’m going to get it. And if it comes in a special edition package, I’m going to get that. And if there are Carl Fredricksen action figures or Dug action figures, I’m going to try and snag one of them (or both!).
Photo: Albert L. Ortega / PR Photos
By the way, I really hope Disney/Pixar licenses some company to make a gigantic Carl Fredricksen mask like the one seen above. The old man on the left of Carl is Edward Asner, the actor who plays Carl’s voice.