Three, two, one, take off

“Up” to set sail in Woodland Theater this weekend

Disney movie lovers can finally rejoice: the Pixar Animations film “Up” is coming to the Woodland Theater in Davies Center this weekend.

For anyone who hasn’t seen this, it might be safe to say it’s just as cute as any other Disney film. In the beginning, the audience meets Carl and Ellie, two children who ultimately grow up and get married. In the beginning, viewers see Ellie and Carl’s life together in various non-verbal scenes.

In the introduction to the movie, emotions can pull just about anyone through the two extremes: happiness and sadness. At the end of the series of non-verbal scenes, we’re left with Carl, but not Ellie. What might seem like the end of a typical film is just the beginning.

Then, to avoid moving to a nursing home, Carl decided to uproot his house and travel the globe. His method of travel? Balloons. Thousands upon thousands of balloons. Carl and Ellie wanted to travel to another country, so Carl created the perfect getaway.

Until there was a knock on the front door while Carl was in the middle of takeoff.

He answers the door to the annoying little Boy Scout, Russell, who made it onto the old man’s porch just before takeoff. And thus begins the journey of the two males, travelling to another country.

While it’s not my favorite Disney movie, it definitely joins the ranks of other movies in wit, creativity and being ridiculously cute. I’m sure many people who have seen it had a smile on their face multiple times; it’s that kind of movie.

The movie came out in 2009, and when I saw it in the movie theater, I walked out knowing it wouldn’t be the last time I watched the adventures between Carl and Russell. The movie was humorous enough with the Boy Scout, but writers Pete Docter and Bob Peterson made sure to throw in a few more characters to add to the amusement.

Overall, the movie received a ranking of a B or better. Rotten Tomatoes gave the highest score of the movie’s ratings at 98 percent. Metacritic came in second in ratings, giving “Up” a score of 88 percent in quality, while Internet Movie Database gave the lowest ranking out of the three ratings, a score of 83 percent.

One reviewer wrote in IMDB’s review section what separated this movie from other Pixar films is they cried in the theater for the first time, which, according to the reviewer, shows how much heart a movie like this has.

The best part about the movie is it’s a family-friendly flick, and Parent’s Weekend is happening this weekend. It’s a great opportunity to show off the many amenities this campus offers to student’s families. The movie shows at 7 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, and is guaranteed to bring smiles every time.