A Movie ReelUp: 9 out of 10.

When I saw WALL-E last summer, I called it my favourite film from Pixar, and that was really sayin' something. All the Pixar films are pretty damn good. Last night, I saw Up in 3D and I'm ready to declare it my new favourite Pixar movie.

It's totally hilarous, tender and sweet and it looked great. I saw Bolt in 3D and left feeling it was okay, but there's Pixar and there's Pixaren't. This is Pixar, and there's a world of difference. A great movie like this doesn't need 3D, but that extra depth was pretty cool as we drifted through the clouds.

Not only did I absolutely adore Up, but the opening short, Partly Cloudy, was tremendous as well. Funny, sweet and great looking.

I didn't think Pixar could top Wall-E but they did. I smell a best picture nomination, unless that's my post-viewing buzz talkin'.


Share this entry

Comments (18 - click here to join in!)


Best Picture overall or in the animation category?

It can't be better than Four Christmases can it?

May 28, 2009 @ 9:48 AM

Toronto Mike

Best Picture overall. You read it here first, folks... unless you read it somewhere else. I haven't read any Up reviews yet.

And I'm not dignifying the Four Christmases comment with a response.

May 28, 2009 @ 9:49 AM

Toronto Mike

Richard Crouse was sitting directly behind me - I'll be interested in reading his review. We laughed in the same spots.

May 28, 2009 @ 9:56 AM



Out of curiousity, what would get a 10? Or even a 9.5?

9/10 is a good score but with the rave review you wrote I don't know what it is missing.

May 28, 2009 @ 10:52 AM

Toronto Mike

A 10/10 is like love. You know it when you see it but it's hard to describe.

May 28, 2009 @ 10:56 AM


Mike: Among bloggers, you are a 10 out of 10!!!

May 28, 2009 @ 10:58 AM

Toronto Mike

Argie, I'm glad you can't see me right now, because a tear just streamed from my eye and I don't want you to see me cry.

May 28, 2009 @ 11:08 AM

Mississauga Mike

Some would say Wall-E was snubbed last year for even a nomination, so if the Academy continues their usual pattern I see that as a possibility.

By the way, was that the screening at AMC Yonge-Dundas 24 last night around 7pm? I was at Terminator and there was a huge lineup for Up.

May 28, 2009 @ 11:26 AM

Toronto Mike

Yep, AMC Yonge and Dundas theatre #12. The media screening is merged with CHFI contest winners.

We get the reserved seats: http://www.flickr.com/photos/mikeboon/3572035704/

May 28, 2009 @ 11:28 AM


Mike: How do you know I cant see you right now?

May 28, 2009 @ 11:30 AM

Toronto Mike

Because I don't believe in fairy tales. Not all dreams can come true, can they???

May 28, 2009 @ 11:31 AM


Argie + Mike = True Love

I'm glad I got to witness it.

May 28, 2009 @ 12:47 PM


Some is posting as Argie that's not Argie.

May 28, 2009 @ 1:53 PM

Toronto Mike

Email address and IP address confirm that is in fact Argie.

May 28, 2009 @ 1:55 PM


Elvis: Its me for sure. However, some tool is posting as me on freddiep's site.

May 28, 2009 @ 2:29 PM

Toronto Mike

I have access to the email address and IP addy for comments here and at Fred's site - if ever we need to clarify if someone is the real deal, let me know...

May 28, 2009 @ 2:42 PM


I wrote Freddiep but the comment is still there.

No worries.

May 28, 2009 @ 2:46 PM


I didn't like it.

July 9, 2009 @ 4:02 AM

Leave a comment

Only 18 comments? C'mon, we can do better... Leave a comment above and let's keep this conversation going!

« Advanced Screening of Pixar's Up Ask Toronto Mike - Who Did John Gibbons Fight? »