Yesterday I saw my first ever 3D movie: Up, from Pixar. The 3D glasses were a little unfamiliar and uncomfortable at first, but I soon forgot that because the movie was so engaging, after the first few minutes.
It’s an unlikely story of kids who dream of adventure. As they grow up the adventure seems to disappear, until the right moment comes.
But now we’re already several minutes into the film and things are just beginning.
The movie was a lovely, fanciful tale of adventure and the twists and turns of life. Kevin the bird was gorgeous, and surprising.
There were many dog characters — a whole pack, in fact, that could be a bit much for anyone scared of dogs.
While most of the dog pack were staunch Dobermans or Rotweilers or Bulldogs, Dug was the exception. As you can see from the image here, Dug was far from staunch.
The dog characters were beautifully depicted, capturing the essence of dog. A special ‘translation’ collar allowed the dogs to speak English (and several other languages). The speech patterns weren’t simply colloquial American though, and again gave us a sense of ‘dogness’.
To get a sense of the move, take a look at this clip, showing the old man and the boy, Kevin, the bird and Dug the dog.
[Via : UP : The Official Website: Videos.]
The action was fast-paced, and unlikely. There were layers of humour and deeper meaning, to appeal to both kids and adults.
This was a totally endearing movie. I’ve just had a lot of fun as I wrote this post, watching some of the trailers and clips and featurettes on the official site. The enjoyment endures. Watch this movie, in 3D, if you have the chance.