Saturday, June 13, 2009

Up (2009)

At the urging of an acquaintance, Alan Smithee attended a showing of Up in Disney Digital 3D. The acquaintance praised the impressiveness of the 3D effect, which is created digitally, unlike with 3D films of old, such as The Tingler (1959).

Alan Smithee was wildly entertained, but he is unsure what percentage of the effect was due to imaginative storytelling and what percentage to the 3D effect. It certainly made action sequences come alive. If only one could apply a digital 3D effect to certain life experiences, perhaps they might not be so soul-deadeningly dull.

The experience was worth $15, especially when you remember that one day you will be dead, and $15 can't change that.


Casey said...

Plus I liked the film...and I got to work on it. But not in 3d.

Megan said...

Up is a treat that is still in store for us, but I would like to see the full bells & whistles version.

Today we spent our $30 on live entertainment, though.

Kurt said...

Alan, this review touches me deeply.

Hit 40 said...

Very fun. $15 is a small price to pay if the movie is an "A".

My boys and I did love star trek. It had some LOL moments for me that the boys did not understand since they never saw the old tv show.

I especially loved a scene with giant insects trying to eat captain kirk!!! So campy like the old series.