Disney's Up has a wonderful combination of things: a unique elderly hero, a cross-generational friendship, a cute dog, mythic story, and great animation (the 3-D is something I enjoyed at first and rapidly forgot about later, although for a while it was sooo beautiful). I thought it was noble of Disney to create a believable elderly character with semi super-hero qualities.
I don't want to give away anything, but watching him drag his floating house by a garden hose reminded me of the Greek myth of Sisyphus. Sisyphus was condemned to roll a huge boulder up a hill, watch it roll down again, and then roll it back up for the rest of eternity.
Kind of like life, you know?
There was so much symbolism in Up. I think they came close to James and the Giant Peach and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory with the depth in this very good film.
I cried, I laughed, I cried, I ate chocolate. It was a great hour and a half. You'd like it too. And the dog was hilarious and so true to dogness.
If you see it let me know what you thought.