112 – Up (2009)

A serious scene here.

A serious scene here.

Up is a good kids movie.But it does have a serious element to it.Within the first 11 minutes you find out the wife of Mr Fredrickson is barren and unable to have kids and then she dies later on.What kind of kids movie does that?But as the film progresses you forget all about that sad shit and can have a laugh and not feel guilty about it.The story goes like this;these two kids fall in love,get married and get a house.They both like adventure and want to some day move and live beside a waterfall.A pipe dream that never seems to happen,as they save money for it things seem to pop up and they have to dip into their ‘adventure fund’.Then one of them dies.Mr. Fredrickson realises that he’s gotten old and says fuck it,i’m going to do it!He ties a load of balloons to the hearth of the house(which rips its off the ground but doesn’t rip the block he tied it too from the house?)and floats off.Not a bad yearn.There’s some good comedy along the way with Russell,a young kid who tags along for the ride.There’s a good bit of sentiment in the film and i see why it’s so high on the list.

IMDB RATING      –     8.3
MY RATING     –    8.3
SEEN BEFORE     –     YES
RECOMMEND?     –     YES
OVERALL     –  GOOD ANIMATED FEATURE.THE BIT AT THE START MIGHT BE A LITTLE TOO SAD FOR KIDS THOUGH.

219 – Monsters Inc (2001)

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shaved

Monsters Inc is about the trials and tribulations of members of the band Mettalica.Well not really.It’s about a world where monsters exist and supply their world with power gathered from the screams of children.Their job would have been pretty easy is they just hung around catholic churches after hours.The monsters are themselves afraid of the kids and think they’ll be contaminated and die if a kid touches them.Half way through the film they discover that a kids laughter produces 10 times more energy.Original story,early CGI and i shows.Everything is smooth,no texture.

IMDB RATING      –     8
MY RATING     –     5.6
SEEN BEFORE     –     YES
RECOMMEND?     –    NO
OVERALL     –  GOOD FOR VERY YOUNG KIDS.BOOS BABY SPEAK IS VERY ANNOYING.

239 – Castle in The Sky (1986)

Now don't tell your parents about this okay?

Now don’t tell your parents about this okay?

This is the first Anime on the list and it’s alright as far as they go.By no means the worst or the best one I’ve seen but right in the middle.If you haven’t guessed from the title it’s about a castle city thing floating in the sky from a race of people who died off 700 years AGO.It’s a good innocent family yearn about good and evil,no tentacle rape shit in this one.Like most 80’s films it’s got ‘a message’ and if you watch it you’ll see them strewn throughout.
One thing that confused the fuck out of me was the end credits,i had to watch to see who was doing the main girls voice because the accent went from American to Australian to proper English,it had Anna Paquin (Rogue from X-Men, who would have been 4 when she did this?! Wtf ?) ,James Van Der Beek (Dawsons Creek) ,Mark Hamill and even Andy Dick the cunt.

IMDB RATING      –     8
MY RATING     –     6.1
SEEN BEFORE     –     NO
RECOMMEND?     –     NO
OVERALL     –     THERE’S BETTER ANIME OUT THERE