I’ve said before that Roger Ebert’s blog is a keeper and I’ll continue to say the same. (Which means that you should check it out too.) This isn’t a review of Up, but a preview of his review in light of Up’s lead off spot at the Cannes Film Festival.
I love Pixar. I love Pixar because they’re about story first and they build a world around that story. A world to believe in and characters to fall in love with. And it appears that I will not be disappointed when Up releases on May 29th.
…this is a wonderful film. It tells a story. The characters are as believable as any characters can be who spend much of their time floating above the rain forests of Venezuela. They have tempers, problems, and obsessions. They are cute and goofy, but they aren’t cute in the treacly way of little cartoon animals. They’re cute in the human way of the animation master Hayao Miyazaki.
Can’t wait to see Up, and I’ll see it in 2D as Ebert suggests.
Up, up and away, in my beautiful, my beautiful balloon | via Roger Ebert’s Journal