Mittwoch, 13. Mai 2009

Weitere Rezensionen zu Pixars "Oben" halten die optimistische Stimmung

Bereits gestern trudelten zwei sehr gute Rezensionen von Oben ein, und jetzt läuft der Ordner mit positiven Kritiken nahezu über. Hier eine kleine Auswahl:

(Achtung, vor den Spoilern in den kompletten Reviews! Zum Glück hatte ich eine helfende Hand bei mir, ich will ja auch spoilerfrei bleiben... Die Ausschnitte hier sind aber spoilerfrei)

"this new Pixar movie would be well worth the full price of admission if only for Dug the Dog. This character virtually walks away with “Up” because of the amazing job that those animators up in Emeryville did with creating this canine caricature. From the way this character walks to Dug’s slobbery tongue, all of the necessary details are there. And then when you factor in that Dug actually talks like a dog should [...], you’re talking comedy gold here."

- Jim Hill

"Pete Docter’s Up is a marvel of a movie which will enchant cinemagoers around the world and remain a family favourite for decades to come. A highpoint of ingenuity and storytelling in the Pixar canon and indeed the animated form, this is a fitting opening to this year’s Cannes Film Festival; indeed it will be hard for any other film there to match the storytelling genius and gorgeous 3D imagery which Docter and his team have achieved.
Up should be the strongest contender for the animated feature Oscar next March, and could even pitch for consideration in the best picture category as well.
The colours of the film are ravishing and some of the compositions are painterly, while the 3D enhances the images without playing any in-your-face tricks on the audience. Michael Giacchino’s memorable music themes will be rattling around your head for hours after the film is over."

- Screen Daily

""Wall-E," Pixar's previous highlight, may be more brilliant technically and more original thematically than "Up," though the two features share some similarities. However, when it comes to emotions, it's safe to observe that the story of "Up" is more resonant and its characters, both young and old, more touching. Along with the humor, the picture exhibits a big, warm heart, exemplifying the motto of studio founder Walt Disney, who believed that, "For every laugh, there should be a tear."

Amazingly, "Up" is by turns serious and funny, poignant and frivolous (when it needs to be), but also highly and unexpectedly romantic."

- Emanuelle Levy

"Depending on what you think of "Cars," Pixar makes it either 9½ out of 10 or 10 for 10 with "Up," a captivating odd-couple adventure that becomes funnier and more exciting as it flies along. [...] [It] proves disarming in its deep reserves of narrative imagination and surprise, as well as its poignant thematic balance of dreams deferred and dreams fulfilled.
Unsurprisingly, no one puts a foot wrong here. Vocal performances, most importantly from Asner, Plummer and nonpro Nagai, exude a warm enthusiasm, and tech specifications could not be better. Michael Giacchino's full-bodied, traditional score is superlative, developing beautiful themes as it sweeps the action along on emotional waves."

- Variety

"this is a wonderful film. It tells a story.The characters are as believable as any characters can be who spend much of their time floating above the rain forests of Venezuela. They have tempers, problems, and obsessions. They are cute and goofy, but they aren't cute in the treacly way of little cartoon animals. They're cute in the human way of the animation master Hayao Miyazaki.
This is a story as tickling to the imagination as the magical animated films of my childhood, when I naively thought that because their colors were brighter, their character outlines more defined and their plots simpler, they were actually more realistic than regular films."

- Roger Ebert

Außerdem weise ich auf diesen kollektiven Twitter-Account hin, den die Oben-Crew nutzt um live aus Cannes zu berichten.

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