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Pixar, 3D, and Up

I went to see Up tonight in digital RealD.

RealD Glasses Bag

It's been a long time since I've seen anything in 3D--almost since Captain EO 20 years ago. Naturally, I don't remember much about the red and blue experience. My wife says that it is much, much better.

Because I wear glasses, they pushed the 3D glasses farther down my nose. This, near as I can tell, caused any major motion to blur out. When I pressed my finger against the bridge of the glasses to keep them closer to my eyes the blurring seemed to go away. This definitely detracted from the smoothness of the digital projection and made the 3D aspect annoying at parts.

As for the movie?

Well, Pixar has done it again. Every trailer they release makes me scratch my head and say, "They're doing a movie about that?"

A movie about toys? What are they going to do with that lame plot?
A movie about monsters? What could they do with that?
A movie about fish? Come on: Boring!
A movie about cars? NASCAR? Are you serious?
A movie about a... trash robot?
A movie about a guy with balloons attached to his house and an annoying kid that tags along? Give me a break.

And every time--every time--the story is engaging, the world rich, and the topics they cover very moving and insightful. So definitely go see it, though it may not be worth the $13 when you will be able to get the special edition DVD for the cost of two tickets...

 ~Luke Holzmann
Your Media Production Mentor

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