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Inside OutThis One Ain't Just for the Kids

by Justin and Yo! | 2015-06-19 | Movies, Reviews
Inside Out is the latest from Pixar, and as with any film from the studio, it’s accompanied by high expectations. Still, in recent years, Pixar’s reputation of being an original and innovative story-teller has taken something of a hit as a large part of their recent efforts have focused on sequels. Which isn’t to say those have been bad films, several have been quite good. But Pixar is the studio that brought us Up, Ratatouille, and Wall-E. Not to mention how original Monster’s Inc., Toy Story and Finding Nemo all were before being served sequels. So when Pixar releases a non-sequel film, the expectations are high, if somewhat tempered by recent efforts. The question is, does Inside Out help Pixar re-attain the heights from which they once stood? Here’s what Justin and I had to say about that.   Justin:  This is what you expect from amazing Pixar quality; solid story with amazing graphics.  I was surprised at how intellectual it was. This film deals with a complex topic; the intricacies of emotional interplay and how ultimately you can’t be joyful without knowing sadness (you can't know light without dark).  The real interesting thing for me and potentially anyone of sufficient maturity and age is how the story is so real.  We all go through that change of growth and emotional understanding.  I can remember when Goofball Island disappeared. I can remember when I stopped playing with imaginary friends and landscapes. I can remember when I was so hurt I felt like running away was the only answer.  I remember all that and the story ran very true for me.  However, what if you’re a kid of 7-8 years old?  What if you’re currently playing imagination games with imaginary friends?  What if Goofball Island is still one of your favorites?  Would you think to yourself, "You know, this first half of the movie sounds right, but is this second half what I have to look forward too?!... read
 

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