Friday, July 17, 2009

Up –The Digital 3D Movie

^ ^ The gigantic posters along the hall way

This is the latest Disney Pixar’s animation movie that we’ve watched over the weekend and it’s our first Digital 3D movies too. We pay 240 Baht (RM24) per ticket here in Paragon Cin*plex Bangkok and again, the ticketing lady there is so nice enough to highlight the 4th row seats in their theater will have the nicest angle of watching the 3Ds movie ^_^. This round, we didn’t bring Angel along and luckily, we didn’t!! As hubby said, this might not be an interesting movie for Angel’s age (maybe more for older kids) as she is still too young to understand their conversations and stories and we were sure that she will not sit through the entire movie. I don’t know whether I heard it wrongly or not but I did hear a ‘snoring’ sound from the back row seat sometime after the movie
starts! What a waste!!!

The story starts off with a very funny animation which is very funny and touching. But once into the main story, I kind of feel 'sorrow' towards the old man as the story goes *sob sob*.…….. The movie is about how the little kid (the old man) met his childhood sweetheart who also share a lifelong dream for a great adventure. As they grew up, getting married, starting their own family, they were still hoping that one day their great adventure will come until a sad abortion happened …….. they manage to support each other and as they grew older day by day, until one day the old man's wife have to bid farewell to the old man and their happy moments together as a family. And the poor old man feeling lonely and hopelessly, and beginning his journey to travel to this one place as to fulfill the dreams of his departed wife, and finally only realized that her lifelong dreams has actually being fulfilled with the happy days spending with him :)

This movie can really contemplate so much about the meaning of love, life, happiness and dreams from message behind the simple story lines (I won’t want to go into that as I will have a never ending post to write) but in terms of a pure movie leisure, ……. I don’t think kids at Angel’s age will get the idea of the entire life and death thing at this moment and also, I find that the story line is way too gloomy for my liking for an animation :) The dog chatter part is also a double minus from me!! But apart from that, it’s still a good movie to watch as the 3D animation is awesome especially in the scene of the canyons and the storms are extremely real and magnificent. The story lines and conversations are very simple for older toddlers to understand too and I am sure with some guidance and explanation from the adults (it's a PG rated movie), older kids can easily picked up a lot of good moral values such as, helping a friend in need, not afraid to chase after ones dreams, not letting go easily, etc. from the animation too. This animation is also very good in terms of sparking a child’s imagination where everything is possible and yet incorporating some reality (love, life, family, friends) which revolving around us.

^ ^ Hubby with his Terminator-Like 3D glasses ^_^

I have seen a lot of good rating for this movie but I would still give this movie a 3-Star out of 5 for my own rating, not because it’s bad but because it’s kind of gloomy for me after watching :P I heard that Malaysia will feature this animation sometimes in August. Catch it if you have the time and of course, don’t expect anything, BRING A TISSUE, watch it with an open heart and who knows, you might comes to love it. Maybe I have put in too much expectation in this movie after watching Ice Age 3 …… or maybe I prefer a more jolly happy movie when it comes to an animation after all :) So who's planning to watch this?

* the above is not a movie review but only my personal experience and thoughts after watching the movie :P

9 comments:

Cath J said...

Wowww.... syok ahhh... go kai2 watch movie... :-D

Merryn said...

Eh, you qualify to be a movie critic leh! LOL.. nice kan watching something in 3D...

the little prince said...

WAH! Another movie ya!! So nice..

Mummy Gwen said...

Sounds like not suitable for GWen..hehe. 3D lagi cannot bring her coz I don't think she will wear the 3D glasses leh..haha. Your Hubby very "yeng" and handsome. I want to see your pretty face leh. :D

mNhL said...

Even I'm now a mummy, I loves to watch cartoon especially those movie type. And I can cry easily. hehehe....

2ma said...

shan leo is reminding me again and again to bring him to watch UP. i hv already warned him that it is gonna be different from Ice Age 3 (after what you told me). but he still insist on watching it...

MommyAngel said...

Cath, long time didn’t went to watch movie already so now watch like mad :P

Merry, 3D is really 3D :) Something very different :)

Yugene :)

Mummy Gwen, bring Gwen to watch …. Who knows she will like it coz different people different taste :P

mNjL, ya …. Me too like to watch cartoons but those happy cartoon la :)

2ma, if he keep on insisting then bring him to watch. Who knows kids will tend to forget about the sad part then concentrate on the happy part? :)

Sarah's Daddy and Mommy said...

Your husband looked so yao yeng!

Who took care of Angel since you both went out for movie? The grandma?

MommyAngel said...

Joanne, hahahahha …. Thanks :)
- ya lor, the sweetest grandma taking care of her lo :)