As you may have noticed, Disney is currently at the tip of everyone’s tongues; with their new upcoming series, Disney Channel original movies, plus all of their theatrical films both coming to theaters and home release. And with that, there is a lot to talk about, and moreover get excited about. But what everyone is talking about is their newest film and after a long wait (too long really), it is time to go inside. Inside out that is. Last Friday the brand-new Disney/ Pixar feature film made waves in theaters.
By now you all probably know the premise of the CGI flick, Inside Out and how the always inventive folks at Pixar are yet again opening new doors to worlds we might have not given much thought to. This time they took us to the inside of the human mind.
At first thought, this idea can bring up some, well, less than pretty mental images to say the very least. But this trip inside the mind is less like what might be found in “The Magic School Bus,” and more in tune with the style flaire that you can expect from a family friendly Pixar film.
Rather than going in depth about the human organ and functions, Inside Out focuses on the voices inside a person’s mind. You probably know what that means rather well. The voices that seem to guild you though the ups and downs of life. The story take place inside the mind of a young eleven-year-old girl, Riley, who’s family recently left her beloved home in Minnesota for San Francisco. For anyone who not only has been through a rather drastic move, but also for those all of those who can relate to her somewhat awkward age in which we find Riley. The emotion override the movie depicts definitely rings true.
Despite Riley being the center of Inside Out, the movie focuses more so on the five emotions inside her mind; Joy, Sadness, Fear, Anger and Disgust as they guild Riley though the transition, handling her reactions, and forming memories. After the move to the other side of the country, things take a spin out from the norm as Joy and Sadness find themselves outside of their headquarters and off into other parts of Riley’s mind. Not only does that result in complications for them, but also for Anger, Fear and Disgust- all of whom are now tasked with taking care of Riley during it all. Needless to say it is easy to configure all of the ways that can go over. And sadly it generally points to not well.
Currently, the movie has started officially showing theaters on Friday and generated a great deal of buzz and tons of positive feedback. Inside Out is being praised as not only another great work from Pixar, but being claimed the best since Up. And with reviews and feedback like that- add in the various merchandises at retailers across the country selling extremely well and getting harder to find- proves that Inside Out indeed is a hit in the making. Perhaps even the first one of summer. No question that it will be enchant fans for generations just as Pixar has done since the start.
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