Monday, April 12, 2010

I don't get it

So I finally watched "Up" yesterday. Everyone had warned me how awfully sad it was. "The first 20 minutes will kick your ass!" "Everyone I know was sobbing in the beginning!" "Don't watch it! It's so sad!" "You'll be sobbing the whole time!" blah blah and blah Not only did I not lose my shit the first twenty minutes, I don't understand why anyone would. It's a bittersweet story, but anyone who saw any preview would know that the old man is alone, so hence, his wife is dead. I thought it was done well, but no, there was no sobbing. You know when I did tear up? When the bad guy kicked Dug. And when the mean dogs kicked Dug. Overall it was a fine movie. I didn't cry at all. Pretty much all it did for me was make me want a dog. It doesn't take much to make me want a dog. SO, basically, I don't get it.


Mendacious D said...

I'll admit it: I cried.

I also saw in in 3D, in which I discovered I can't watch films in 3D. Otherwise, entertaining.

Jennifer said...

I thought the beginning was very bittersweet, but I was not undone by it either. I did tear up, but then, I tear up when people pull over for ambulances.

I think the people who were undone were people who think they are never undone. Go in as a steely rock, life smacks you upside the head, and leave a blubbering mess.

I agree... I'm worse with dog trauma. I just am.

wv: yackerie

Is that what happens in a vomitorium or when a group of good friends get together to catch up?

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

Want my dog?

She doesn't fart. Well, hardly ever. Not as much as other dogs. Only when she's excited. Or sleeping. Or ate some cheese. Quite a bit of farting really.

No snoring though. Well, not so much.

Snag said...

Your failure to cry during that first 20 minutes makes me cry.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

Snag probably is just low on booze.

Von said...

Z - yes, I will take your dog. you know that. Does it talk? like Dug?
Snag - sorry. I just don't have a "right here" for those things. But I did cry at this week's episode of "Undercover Boss".

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

I teared up at the end of last nights "Construction Intervention".

Shut up. It was all about family and dads and duty and pride and shit.

Also, yelling at subcontractors.

Jennifer said...

Von- the last UB got me as well... that one guy! The 19 yr-old! The only thing worse would have been had the bad ass 1-800-flowers brother kicked Dug at the same time.

Another Kiwi said...

The animation in Up is breathtaking. It is possibly as good as real people, and then you would say, why not have real people?
I teared up at the beginning but I am a sucker for the bittersweet. Honestly, chuck a bit of lovelorn regret in and I'm toast.
It's funny how we expect everyone to have the same responses to that sort of thing.
If you didn't feel teary, Von, it is because of your refusal to be manipulated by Hollywood evul liebrals.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Hi Von!

I been in Vegas, and my winetop broke. Hence the no stoppy by.

P.S. I have no idea what you folks are talking about. What's UP?

Von said...

Z - Is this a real show? For realz? What channel is it on? Do you watch Holmes on Homes, cuz that is good stuff.
J - you are killing me!! I know!! the 19 year old!! He's going to get $25k! I choked up!! And Dee getting her own design....
AK - You are so right about everyone expecting everyone else to have the same reactions! Crazy time. Thunda - it's okey dokey.

Von said...

Thunda - you kidding about Up? Disney? Old guy? Balloons? UP?

Brando said...

I haven't seen the whole thing but watched the marriage montage. It was sad for me because TLB and I were on that track before we had Libby, and I know what that trip to the doctor's office feels like.

I also tear up at the end of Cougar Town, but that's because I'm laughing so hard.

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

A "Rent-a-Dog" service, featuring rescue dogs, would work well for you, if such a thing existed.

The animation in Up is breathtaking. It is possibly as good as real people, and then you would say, why not have real people?

So, no "uncanny valley" freakishness?

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

yes, Von, real show on Discovery. On the first ep, they rebuilt a family bar, the Blarney Stone, in New York.

Von said...

Z - facinating!! I am going to check out this show.