Inside Out Review

insideout_w300SCORE: 10 (MASTERPIECE)

RATED: PG (mild thematic elements and some action)

DIDN’T SEE IT IN 3D, I IMAGINE THAT IT’S GOOD THOUGH

NOT IN RPX

Inside Out is one of the greatest movies Pixar has released to date. The film hits all of the right notes, it’s touching, smart, funny, original, sad when it wants to be, beautifully animated, and it has a star studded voice cast. The movie follows the emotions of an eleven year old girl named Riley. All of the emotions, Joy, Sadness, Fear, Disgust and Anger are very unique characters who are all very funny. In the film, Joy and Sadness get sucked through a tube are and sent into long term memory, accidentally taking all of the memories that make Riley who she is with them, with only Fear, Anger and Disgust left to control Riley, things get out of hand while Joy and Sadness have to get back to the control room. Everybody in the voice cast was clearly very carefully chosen, with Amy Poehler (Parks and Recreation) voicing Joy, Phyllis Smith (The Office U.S.) as Sadness, Bill Hader (Saturday Night Live) as Fear, Mindy Kaling (The Mindy Project) as Disgust and Lewis Black (The Daily Show with John Stewart) as Anger. Everyone does an excellent job as their characters. Inside Out is also much more funny than most recent animated movies, with humor that is aimed at older audiences rather than succumbing to non stop slapstick. Since I had not seen a Disney movie since Frozen (yes, I know that Inside Out is Pixar, not Disney Animation), I was skeptical because I really disliked Frozen, but Inside Out blew my expectations out of the water. Inside Out also features the most beautiful visuals that I have ever seen in any computer generated animated film. The only issue is the opening short. Every Pixar movie has an opening short and while Inside Out’s is pretty, it doesn’t have anything else going for it. Overall, Inside Out is a movie that everyone should see, it’s the best animated movie since The Wind Rises and the best Pixar entry since Up.

PROS:

BEAUTIFULLY ANIMATED

GREAT VOICE ACTING

GREAT CHARACTERS

ORIGINAL

SMART HUMOR

SAD WHEN IT WANTS TO BE

 

CONS:

BAD OPENING SHORT

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