Howdy everyone, been a while since I've done one of these. I just returned from the seeing Pixar's Up (yeah late I know) and I can honestly say it is by far my most favorite Pixar movie (yes even beating Wall-e) Period.
I will keep this completely spoiler free, but I want to share some feelings on why I love this movie so much. The main reason is the characters. Never in a Pixar movie have I felt so connected to the characters, in fact, I have never felt this connected in any movie. It seems impossible to fall genuinley in love with Carl Fredricksen and little Russell.
God was this movie emotional, I would say the first 15 minutes or so are perfect, there is nothing about the scenes that could be done better. By the end of that first 15 minutes i was in absolute tears. Nothing has ever hit me as hard as this movie did multiple times. The music just adds to this. I am currently listening to the soundtrack and I am starting to get watery eyed from the pure beauty of the music and how well it portrays every emotion I felt during the movie. In my opinion, this is Michael Giacchino's best soundtrack yet, and that is definitely saying something.
I was skepticle of this movie when the first trailer came about, I wasn't sure I would ever see another Pixar movie as satisying as Wall-e, I'm glad my concerns were put to rest. Is this movie perfect? No. Is it a classic in my eyes that I will watch more times than I will probably be able to count? You bet. I could go on and on about it, but words can't describe the greatness I witnessed in the movie theatre tonight. It's interesting to see Pixar's movies evolve. Maybe evolve isn't the right word. Maybe I just enjoy the different ways Pixar does each movie. I will recommend this movie to anyone without even the slightest hesitation.
P.S. The short film "Partly Cloudy" is genious too.