UP | Mum In The Madhouse


The Family Mad raided the boys piggy banks and went to see Up yesterday at the local independent cinema.  Both boys have been looking forward to this, Disney have been showing “up”isodes on Playhouse Disney, so they both knew about it.
MaxiMad really enjoyed all of Up, he especially liked when they were exploring and the balloons on the house.  It held his attention throughout the film and he really liked Kevin the bird.  MiniMad started off well, but soon got fidgety.  We knew if was a risk taking both, but he really wanted to go.  He managed most of the film, but I think that it will be DVD for us in the future.    I am glad that we only saw it in 2D, as I am not sure either of the children would have managed the specs.
I thought it was a lovely film, with great animation as I have come to expect from Disney Pixar.  It is basically the story of 78 year old Carl Fredricksen who after his wife dies decides to follow the dream they had as children. 
I found this very moving, but what it said to me is that although you have to have aims and dreams, you have to live your life as though it is one big adventure.  I guess I am just in a reflective mood at the moment and this seemed to emphasise this.
Both me and MadDad enjoyed the film and have decided it will be on our christmas list!!
Now about the cinema……
I do love going to The Regent, it reminds me of when I was young and I used to go to the Saturday club at 10am.  The cinema is very much the same now as it was then, which is wonderful.  It is by the Sea and is just a great cinema.  It is large, open and airy inside, with big seats that dont spring back up on the children easily.
We go here as it is half the price of the big multiplex, it is closer and if we dont support it then it might close. 
For anyone interested Redcar is where the beach scenes for Atonement were filmed and The Regent held the premiere of the film.

Comments are closed.