I love Pixar. They've never made a bad film, never made a mediocre film. Even their weakest, Cars and A Bug's Life, are solid and entertaining films.
So I was nervous when I heard the premise to Up: a 78-year-old man floats his house to South America using party balloons.
Yes, you heard me.
But trust, my friends. Trust in Pixar. This quirky, bizarre, eclectic film is going to be stunning and almost unbearably sweet.
For the film, animators traveled to South America to experience the last place on earth untouched by man; mountains so high that, as far as we know, no man has walked on.
This feels like an independent comedy, a bizarre premise mixed with Pixar's old-school work ethic and extreme artistic vision.