But of course a talking dog doesn't hurt its case, either. Neither does the inclusion of some very arresting visuals and thrilling-looking chase sequences. Yahoo!'s unveiled the new trailer to swoon children and adults everywhere. And don't forget the old folks, too.
I've read some rather dull plot synopses out there for this film, a bad bedfellow to have when your movie is as risky as this one is (children's flick oriented around a ...grumpy old man!?) and found I rather like the one at Pixar's own promotional site, which is short and very sweet, and adds a nice tinge of sympathetic regret to this movie's emotional repertoire:
Carl Fredricksen is 78 years old. When Carl was a child, he met and eventually married a girl named Ellie who grew up in a small midwestern town. Ellie always dreamed of exploring the mountains, but she died before she got a chance. Now, when developers threaten to move him into an assisted living home, Carl decides to fulfill his promise to Ellie. To accomplish this, he uses a huge number of balloons to make the house fly - but unwittingly takes a chubby eight-year-old Wilderness Explorer named Russell with him. The two opposites match up for thrilling adventures as they encounter wild terrain, unexpected foes, and all the terrifying creatures that wait in the jungle.With folks still in the process of convalescing from "WALL*E" fever after it hit us so hard last season, could this be yet another example of the neglected elderly, slumped in the corners of the neighborhood cineplex, repeating "I've fallen and can't get up"?
Will you be going "Up" on May 29th?
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