I keep forgetting to write in here, oops! I've seen Death at a Funeral
, which was pretty good. Alan Tudyk was hilarious, but hallucination-causing drugs freak me out haha! I enjoyed the movie, which I wasn't sure if I was going to since I was only watching it for Alan. I would write more about this, but I saw one of the best movies ever yesterday:
I went and saw Up
. Usually I am way more excited to see Pixar movies. Not to say I wasn't excited, but I actually forgot about the traditional Pixar shorts until "Partly Cloudy" started. Then I got excited. As my sister said, "Only Pixar could make me feel sad for a CLOUD." If you haven't seen Up
, the short "Partly Cloudy" is about where the stork gets the babies they deliver from. When they drop babies off at doorsteps or backyard dog houses, etc, they fly up to clouds, who are alive and create baby humans, cats, or dogs with pieces of clouds and electricity. All of the clouds and storks are happy except for two. One adorable cloud is an outcast. he only knows how to make scary animals. His stork always gets hurt from crocodiles, porcupines, sharks. It's a very very adorable short. When I saw the cloud looking sad and trying so hard to relate to everyone else, I thought, "I AM that cloud."
Now, about Up
. I don't write about this a lot (my sister adventures
does ;)), but I am a HUGE Disney and Pixar fan. I'm a fan of animated movies in general. Lately I feel like animated movies are a little bit lacking in the excitement and adventure that I loved so much as a kid. Well, Up
fixed that. It reminded me of all those movies I love so much because it had the same feel, the same taste for adventure and creativity. Here's a few of the movies that suddenly came to mind while watching Up
1. James and the Giant Peach
2. Kiki's Delivery Service
3. The Great Mouse Detective
4. Howl's Moving Castle
5. Rescuers Down Under
On top of that, Up
reminded me of my younger self. The movie begins with two young kids meeting for the first time. One of them is very adventurous and has her own Adventure Book. That was just like me when I was a kid.
My mom and Mary said that throughout the movie they were wondering if it was going to be real or if it was a story the main character was writing. They said sometimes the story seemed too strange to be real. Well, since all these other animated movies came to mind, I was in the mindset of watching a movie that was a little bit out there and adventurous. Being an adult ruins movies sometimes, doesn't it? I mean, when Mary and I watched James and the Giant Peach
when we were little we didn't think it was too far fetched.
My aunt said she cried during Up
. I was expecting something sad to happen at the end, but I actually cried more at the beginning. The beginning is very sad, and for some reason I got the sad music from the beginning of Finding Nemo
stuck in my head, so that made me sadder. Lately I've been very hesitant to cry during movies, I'm not sure why. I used to love to cry at sad endings, etc. But yes I did cry at the beginning of this movie and throughout.
As for the movie itself: It's like Kiki's Delivery Service
- it's perfect. That's all I'm going to say. :)