Another year, and another Pixar film. Though, unlike a lot of film, game, or music studios that pump out something every year, this team doesn’t do it for the sake of it. Every film they release has had as much care and attention heaped on it as a company that only puts out one film every 3 or 5 years does. It of course helps having a massive workforce split into teams allowing them to focus on each film for 3 to 5 years as they are rolled out each year, but none of that should take away from the company itself, and the amazing quality they are able to keep releasing, year in and year out.
They have kept up this amazing track record of quality for 2 decades now, all except for Cars 2 from 2011, which was just ok. So with each new film that comes out, it has a lot to live up to, though at the same time you kind of know they are easily able to live up to that hype almost every time. It also helps when the director of the film was also responsible for Monsters Inc. and Up, with Up in particular one of my all time favourite Pixar films, and the first film to ever make me cry in the first 5 minutes.
Though, even with that track record, you can’t help but get caught up in the hype of people wanting to see them fail, and I saw that on various social media platforms leading up to seeing it, so I actually went into Inside Out with the most trepidation I’ve ever had for a Pixar film. And you know what, I’m getting sick of people bitching about things online before they have even seen them, as this happened with Ted last week as well, which turned out to be really good, and this film turned out to be awesome!
Sure it had its moments that dragged a little, as you could see what was coming and kind of hoped they could just skip a few parts, but the deeper message behind this film I actually found very touching. Also it’s the third Pixar film to pull some tears out of my cold stone heart, with Up, and Toy Story 3, the other culprits. Some might say the film is a bit of a slow burner with its core story and themes, but there was enough early on to keep me engaged, and the pay off at the end was simply great, and this goes down in my eyes as another home run from Pixar!
9 out of 10 from me!!!