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Old 06-26-2009, 06:47 PM
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Well my mom and I just went to see Up. I have to say this is the first movie that has made me cry several times within the same viewing. I thought the music (by Star Trek's Michael Giacchino) was spectacular, and the first half of the movie was both touching and whimsical in its normality. The second half... well it got weird. In between the tear-jerking moments of reflection for Carl (the main protagonist) there are talking dogs that cook and fly fighter planes and a crazy explorer who's dead set on catching a do-do bird.

All in all, I enjoyed the movie greatly (although my mom didn't) but wish the plot was more cohesive and didn't make you have to suspend belief for so long with its high-flying action.

Has anyone else seen it? I'd love to hear your thoughts.
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Old 06-26-2009, 07:07 PM
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did you see it in 3D?

it's going to cost me 80 euro to see it in 3D here
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Old 06-26-2009, 07:09 PM
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No, just plain old 2D - the times didn't work out right for 3D, plus the extra $1.

edit - How would it cost 80 euro? Is that including traveling to the theater?
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Old 06-26-2009, 07:31 PM
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How would it cost 80 euro? Is that including traveling to the theater?
yup, assuming I don't bring the family
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Just how far away is this theater? lol I know tickets are expensive, but the Euro is strong against the dollar and they're not THAT expensive.
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Just how far away is this theater? lol I know tickets are expensive, but the Euro is strong against the dollar and they're not THAT expensive.
got to go to Dublin. only place in Ireland with 3D cinemas.

that's a three hour train ride.
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not out here until October anyway.
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I haven't seen it, but everything I've read says it's far more moving and intelligent that the advertising and trailers suggest. As KJtrek notes, it's a tearjerker. I've decided I won't see it until I can see it at home because one of the tear jerking aspects is something I've been through. As I've wept at McDonald's commercials, I'm sure I will sob loudly at this...so, I want to be at home with my roll of paper towels beside me when I watch it.
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Old 06-27-2009, 08:04 AM
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Yeah, I couldn't do much for fear my mom would notice, so I had tears going right down my cheeks , but at the end I was able to take advantage of my napkin a little bit and then blow my nose in the bathroom.'

It's interesting how they were able to integrate the "sadness" in a way that children wouldn't really take note though, so it can keep its upbeat (pun) feel throughout for them.
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Liked it. A solid B+.
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