I’m amazed at Pixar’s ability to consistently put out great movies. I saw Wall-E twice in theaters, which is something I almost never do.

I don’t have much useful to say about their latest movie “Up.” I mean, I really, really liked it. The storytelling is excellent, and even remembering the movie hits me emotionally.

The moral of the story, even though explicitly stated by the kid, is something I’m not sure kids will understand. Despite being an adventure story, the movie celebrates the mundane. By that, I mean the ordinary everyday activities of our lives. It’s a theme that resonates with me because I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about the mundane recently, and how important it is because that’s what most of our lives consist of.

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  1. W. Lan

    I watched Up this past weekend too!! I loved it! It was a touching story, surprisingly. And, I agree that kids won’t understand, but I think that’s what makes Pixar movies so good — both kids and adults enjoy it, but for different reasons. Oh, and did you see all the Bay Area references??? And there was a preview for Toy Story 3!!!!! I’m so excited (and I just can’t hide it…)!

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