Sunday, May 31, 2009

Turn that frown UPside down

Pixar seems to be unable to falter with children and adults alike. Their newest soon-to-be classic adventure is not only portrayed in stunning animation but also leaves audiences baffled at the limitless imagination of Pixar studios. On the surface, this heartwarming tale of an old man fulfilling his lifelong pursuit of adventure in the name of his late wife in nothing new. However, Pixar takes the classic story up up and away by adding talking dogs, rare giant birds, and a plump boy scout of questionable ethnicity.

Though the epic saga was slightly inflated by questionable physics, I had a permanent grin plastered on my face from beginning to end. To be fair, the oversized dodo bird was not the only thing making me giggle. Somewhere in the dark abyss of our theatre, there was a man with the most high-larious laugh I have ever heard. His guffaw sounded like the love child of a fog horn and what I imagine a lumberjack’s chortle might sound like. For every joke that played out on screen, I would listen intently to hear if anything tickled his fancy enough induce his ridiculous chuckle. The lively audience was simply the cherry atop a much needed Uplifting Saturday at the movies.

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