The family saw UP on Saturday. We were up in the rafters and it didn't matter a bit. We also had our 3D glasses to contend with but that was no problem after a minute.
It was great. Ed Asner was perfect as Carl and Carl was the hero. He was a cranky old guy who wanted to get out and he did with the aid of fifty-thousand-jillion balloons. Carl is my husband and he's also sometimes cranky, but not often. And he's also a hero.
But I digress. The movie had heartbreak, death, fear, terror, attacking dogs, a hero who turns out to be horribly bad, and menace to a small boy and old man, but it was wonderful. It had a great plot, wasn't particularly predictable and had many twists and turns of events.
It was fun having Ali, 4, on my lap since she'd tense up like a little spring at the more scary parts, especially when the dogs came lunging. I'm not so sure, though, whether or not someone younger than she is ready for it. But I think Ali is showing no cracks in the veneer yet as a result. And remember we all survived the Wizard of Oz's flying monkeys.
What was really best was hearing Julia explaining death to Sophia, 6, down the row interspersed with a bunch of questions from Sophia. You wouldn't think that would be funny, but it was.
Five thumbs up. Not a dull moment and lots of inside jokes. I particularly enjoyed the dogs calling the little boy scout the "Little Mailman."