Friday, July 24, 2009

Up.


If it’s Toy Story that defined animation in its colorful spirit, if it’s Finding Nemo that told us underwater experience is much bigger than what Disney movies had shown us, if it’s Ratatouille that made animation pictures one of the most loved genres, it’s now Up that redefines and breaks the conventional protocol of movie-making. With Toy Story began an era of two dimensional animation pictures and the world wanted more and more of just one thing – PIXAR.

Easily, they could have hit the top notch of commercialism by remaking a number of old classics. However, Pixar refreshingly and healthily stuck to making original and beautiful stories. Sitting in a Pixar movie, one can’t help wondering if there could have been a nobler story told in a nobler way. It’s also tough to debate what made the movie beautiful, the story or the presentation! But I think, if you ask Pixar, they would trust the former. Why would we otherwise not mind watching a Pixar movie more than once and still find ourselves in tears and laughter and a light warmth in our heart?

Up, in one word is ‘beautiful’. But this has always been the only word I have used to describe any Pixar movie. The most beautiful part is the almost-silent relationship shared between Carl and Ellie and one spontaneously feels the loss after Ellie leaves. Their photo album would leave anyone craving for a few more seconds to have a good look at the pictures. Every picture in that album of Carl & Ellie’s is simply a piece of art.

While Up may not be as deliciously cooked as Ratatouille or as fast paced as Cars, it is definitely another hydrogen balloon Pixar can proudly fly under. It’s a cakewalk to review their movies since the word ‘bad’ seems unheard of by Pixar. The simplicity, the goodness, the beauty and the soul Pixar movies carry is something world cinema, animated or not, definitely requires. With every movie, one can’t wait longing for the next one.

Pixar is a genre, an era, a brand synonymous with the word and the world of animation.

14 comments:

Ocean Girl said...

Wow Purpleheart, you are quite a film critic! I ejoyed all of Pixar's arts of storytelling. They are the Grimm Brothers of our time.

eye-in-sty-in said...

i saw it. it was ok. kinda slow....

s4n705h said...

i have not seen cars, Ratatouille or Up but i have seen incredibles and wall-e. and true to their word pixar rocks..

Chriz said...

i love such genres too..

eye-in-sty-in said...

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ARUNA said...

waiting to c the movie, i liked the boy's voice in this....it was cute, saw the promos!!!

PurpleHeart said...

Ocean Girl, Right. I actually started watching animations after Pixar started making them : )

Spikey, have u seen Ratatouille ?

Santosh, haven't seen wall-e yet. Gotta do that.

PurpleHeart said...

Chriz, :)

Spikey, Yea, that made my blogger-day !! Thanks a ton!!!

Aruna, You gotta !! :)

Anand said...

I still hv to see it. But their 'Incredibles' rocked. U seen it?

Hey listen, thanx for ur comment on my blog, really.

Where I am, it's 11:38 in the night now but the day aint over yet. So lemme take this opportunity and say this to u...."Happy Friendship day". :-)

PurpleHeart said...

Have seen it, though my favorite Pixar has always been Ratatouille ! :)

Thank for yours too and yes, HAPPY FRIENDSHIP DAY !!:D

Uncle Lee said...

Hi Purple Heart, nice post but regret I am not or have not been following any of the above mentioned shows.
I'm more a 'discover', or 'Lonely planet' kind of shows apart from Westerns or Adventure movies like 'Romancing the stone, Indiana Jones', ha ha.

Love your eloquence.
You have a nice day, best regards, Lee.

PurpleHeart said...

It could be a change for you,Lee. I wasn't into animations either until I was introduced to PIXAR. :)

Cotton Tail said...

Got the chance to watch 'Up' only now and I was moved to tears at some parts. Like you said the originality of the story line and the relationship between Carl and Ellie were the most striking aspects. A movie I will always remember. My favourite Pixar or even animation movie till date and I havnt watched Ratatouille yet!!!

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