Though they are just 3 (almost 4) and 5 (just turned) they are movie veterans already. Their 1st movie was Disney’s Wall-E, then we went to see Bolt, Dreamworks’ Monsters Vs. Aliens, Disney’s Hannah Montana and now Up. I’m seriously considering taking them to see the 3-D version now that I’ve seen that the 3-D glasses look very much like regular glasses as opposed to those awkward paper square-ish ones they used to make. Those would be off in a flash. I think we’ll have a better chance of keeping them on for the whole movie with these new 3-D glasses.
If you’re thinking about taking your kids to see Up you might be surprised to learn that it’s not Rated G but rather PG. I’m pretty sure this is because there is quite a bit of adventure and a hospital scene. There’s no foul language or violence. Think Bambi, when Bambi loses his mother. (Loss seems to be a common theme with Disney) This IS a kid’s movie though so I highly recommend it.
UP is hilarious. There were plenty of times when we actually laughed out loud and plenty more when we were clapping and cheering. It’s such a fun movie. Definitely a must see.
What’s It All About?
So, what’s the movie about? Well, 78-year-old Carl Fredricksen, a balloon salesman, finally fulfills his dream of adventure when he ties thousands of balloons to his house and floats off to the wilds of South America. It’s like North America, but South. Curmudgeonly Carl soon discovers, much to his dismay, that overly optimistic 8 year old “Wilderness Explorer” Russell has stowed away on his balloon-powered house. In the end, Mr. Fredricksen learns that some of the most amazing adventures are the ones we experience every day with the people we love. A moral we could all learn from.
The Dayngrous Duo and I give it 6 thumbs up!