Welcome everyone to the second week of the A to Z Blogging Challenge. April 2016 has entered day 11 and for the challenge day 9. Just a quick reminder this month's theme is Movie Love: The Theatrical Experience.
Summary from Google: Riley (Kaitlyn Dias) is a happy, hockey-loving 11-year-old Midwestern girl, but her world turns upside-down when she and her parents move to San Francisco. Riley's emotions -- led by Joy (Amy Poehler) -- try to guide her through this difficult, life-changing event. However, the stress of the move brings Sadness (Phyllis Smith) to the forefront. When Joy and Sadness are inadvertently swept into the far reaches of Riley's mind, the only emotions left in Headquarters are Anger, Fear and Disgust.
Venue: Carib 5
I knew from viewing the trailer that I had to see this movie. No matter how many movies flood into the world there is always a special one that grabs your attention for any number of reasons. That for me was Inside Out. It also helped that it came from Pixar a studio well known for bringing us quality animation movies with heart and actual consequences for characters. Animation is one of my favorite visual mediums to see whether on the big or small screen and I knew there was something special waiting for me at the theater. I even used my Palace Card to purchase my ticket in advance (only have that opportunity when I have the extra mulla to add funds to the card) so no waiting in line for me.
From early on I was pulled into a world surrounding a little girl and the emotions who helped her through everyday life. Joy, Sadness, Anger, Fear and Disgust. Each had their role to play. Joy took on the role of leader and while was able to help each emotion manage their role, she marginalized sadness because she saw her opposite as a bad emotion. When Sadness starts touching memories turning them blue, Joy freaks out and in the ensuing calamity of returning things to 'order' the both of them are sucked up out of the headquarters and have to make their trek back with Riley's core memories. It was really both awe inspiring and shocking to see how the emotions treated each other as well as how Riley treated other people.
The movie shined in the character interactions in both Riley's mind and out in the real world. As each reaction and action had it's own consequence the movie moved along to a final conclusion that both it's ups and down. As a Pixar movie no ending is all wishy-washy perfect but I left satisfied about seeing a splendid film that will be remembered for years to come. Inside Out is a film I would recommend to anyone. Even a person not usually a fan of animated films. The movie looks deep into our sub-conscience and questions how much our emotions, mental state, surroundings and the people around make us who we are. That is a very good question and a brave one for any animated movie to be willing to delve deeply to discover.