Well, just got back from seeing it...
And after all the hype, all the press, the endless stream of in-jokes on the forum I didn't understand (and I do now MMB, so fire away)....it was great.
I thoroughly enjoyed it the whole way through. Probably the most emotional of the Pixar films to date (in the sense that at one moment you are laughing, the next minute it has broken your heart). The characters were genuinely likable, and you actually cared about their fate.
Some of you have asked me about the film, keen to hear an Aussie perspective on this very Australian Pixar film. I'm not sure about the rest of the country, but I loved it and the audience in my session did too. We seem to like laughing at ourselves as a country, and something about hearing genuine Australian accents (if slightly
exaggerated) in an American film made it all the more enjoyable.
Can't say I love it any more or less than the other Pixar films, as I have changed my mind on others before (Monsters Inc.) . But for once there seems to be a US film involving Australia and Australians that got it right.
On a side note, the Brother Bear trailer played up front (I think this is the first time in Aussie theatres. I had seen it online, but very cool to see up on the big screen).[/i]
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