I was expecting to like this but not as much as I did. I loved it.
Let me count the ways.
- I love the talking dogs. Squirrel!
- Ed Asner was great.
- Russell was hilarious. Small mailman!
- A lot of the surreal flying aspects reminded me of Miyazaki films, in particular, this one.
- The colors were incredible. I was completely in awe the entire time. The 3D was great as well.
- Loved that the Lindbergh character ended up being the bad guy. Nazi!
- The opening Citizen Kane like montage but in reverse was breathtaking - some of the best filmmaking I've seen in years.
- The movie is so enthralling that you kind of forget at times just how sad and full of loneliness it is. Brilliant.
- There were also elements of this that reminded me of Maurice Sendak. And I've got to admit that it didn't occur to me until I listened to a Terry Gross interview with Pete Docter (the director) that the pulling of the house through the jungle was quite reminiscent of Fitzcarraldo.
- I loved every minute of this movie. From the newsreel footage to the montage of a marriage to the high rises rising up around his lonely house to the flight scenes to the pulling scenes to the battle scenes. I loved everything about it. This is a great movie.
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Directed by Pete Docter
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