Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Big thumbs UP!

by Nathan Taylor with special guest Cathy Damaschino

"Too cute" are the words our Extra Source Cathy Damaschino used to describe the latest Disney Pixar hit UP.

The movie which has recently opened up in Australia has made over $523 million world-wide and that figure is still growing.

UP centers around a grumpy old man named Carl Fredricksen and an overeager Wilderness Explorer named Russell who fly to South America in a floating house suspended from helium balloons.

"I fell in love with Russel, he is just gorgeous," she said. "And as old and grumpy Carl is, you cant help but love him too and empathise with him

Cathy said UP was the best animated movie she had ever seen.

She also said: "It was very original, probably the most unique Disney movie I've seen."

However as in all movies your not going to like everything. "The baddies were these dogs," she said. "I thought that was a little cheesy and didn't really do the film any justice."

Cathy thought UP was a really simple movie and it was not over done and they used music to reflect this.

But if your thinking UP is just all about fun and happiness, well not quite. Like in all Disney movies it does have a soft side and a special message. "UP was also really sad, which was nice, if that's possible," she said. "For example, the old couple couldn't have kids and the wife died, but it really sheds light on the realities of life and pushing through hard times."

And finally, our Extra Source would kill me if I don't include this quote from the movie... "It's a talking dog!" (apparently that line is infectious and you will be repeating it over and over when you leave)

UP is currently screening in cinemas everywhere in 3D and 2D. Check it out!

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