By Jackie Burrell
Friday, May 29th, 2009 at 2:55 pm in Movies.
OK, show of hands – how many of you are planning to see Pixar’s newest, “Up,” this weekend? The reviews have been sensational. Common Sense Media says, “Pixar’s stunning 3-D adventure is an upper for everyone.” The very youngest tots may be alarmed by a thunderstorm sequence, and there’s a sad section in which our grumpy hero’s wife gets sick, but for the 6-and-up crowd, it’s two thumbs up.
And Plugged-in Online’s reviewer says this movie “transcends film. It is a story, and a story in the word’s best, most mythical sense—a narrative that educates and entertains, a fairy tale that can make your heart larger…And it’s a gut-busting hoot to boot.” Children (and grown-ups, including the Plugged-In reviewer) with a fear of heights may find some of the 3-D scenes a tad perilous, but it’s a great family film.
We can’t wait! Plus, our beloved Fentons Creamery figures into the plot. Mmm, “Up” followed by a Black & Tan Sundae… So, is “Up” on your must-see list? What else?