So what did I do for father's day this year? I took my pop out for a movie. We had both wanted to see the new Disney/Pixar movie called "Up" so I found a theater playing the movie in 3D. We made it there around lunchtime. Got our pricey tickets (cost is higher with addition of the 3D glasses) and then proceeded to the concessions where we got drinks and nachos for our lunch fix during the movie.
At first, I wondered if the movie was another preview when it started because it just didn't seem to tie in with the previews I had seen on TV. Not long into the movie... your emotions are pulled and tugged at by the old love found and love lost theme of many drama movies. The absence of the dog (Doug) made me wonder how the story would develop to include that character.
Well, the dog came into the story a bit later as well as lots of other talking dog characters. The dogs are probably the most enjoyed characters to the younger viewers. However, the story and the main character are more interesting to adults than the children I feel. Its not the best kids movie but, I think most adults will find the story enjoyable. Children will most likely enjoy it but I don't see this movie being a "must have" on DVD for them or a rush on toys or the video game. I sure some will sell but I just doubt this movie really "grabbed" the kids like "Ice Age" or some of the other past animated blockbusters.
The 3D made the movie more interesting but, I don't think a person would really miss not seeing this movie in 3D though if they had to choose 3D or 2D. So, if you can't afford the 3D tickets or find a theater with 3D offered... don't worry about it. The movie will still be enjoyable .
My personal rating for this movie is 3.5 out of 5 stars. It was worth seeing but, I don't think anyone should feel bad if they missed it. It will still be enjoyable on DVD at home even without 3D.