Yes, You Should See It

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About Jeffrey Overstreet

Jeffrey Overstreet has two passions: writing fiction, and celebrating art — music, cinema, photography, literature — through writing and teaching. He is the author of a “memoir of dangerous moviegoing” — Through a Screen Darkly. And his four-novel fantasy series, The Auralia Thread, which begins with Auralia's Colors, was published by Random House. He speaks at universities and conferences around the world about understanding art through eyes of faith. He is earning his MFA in Creative Writing at Seattle Pacific University, where he has worked for 11 years as an editor, writer, and communications project manager. His work has been recognized in The New Yorker, TIME, The Seattle Times, IMAGE, Ravi Zacharias International — and Christianity Today, where he served as a film journalist for more than a decade. He recently began a weekly column called "Listening Closer" for Christ and Pop Culture.

  • Dan

    Finally saw it tonight. It was excellent. Right on par with Wall-E and Ratatouille, which is amazing. Third year in a row they have produced a fantastic film. And I saw it in 2D; I can’t stand the gimmicky 3D stuff thats being done with nearly all animations now. I find it distracting and done mainly to draw crowds. A movie like UP doesn’t need it to sell at the box office; the quality of the film is more than enough.

  • dax

    OK, you’ve convinced me to see as soon as I’m able.
    Fascinating! \//

  • http://zheist.blogspot.com wngl

    RIght there with you, Jeff: this is one of Pixar’s best.

  • http://nateshorb.blogspot.com nate

    3D didn’t seem to me to be anything special, if anything it was a little distracting. And if you’re a cheapskate like me, it won’t be worth the extra three dollars my theater charged.

    It was indeed wonderful, though!

  • http://cinexcellence.com Joseph

    I was impressed with how non-gimmicky the 3D was.

  • http://www.lookingcloser.org closerlooker

    I saw it in 2D and it was glorious. I look forward to the 3D experience. If pressed, I’d recommend doing that: See it twice and start with 2D so you aren’t distracted from the first encounter with the story.

  • http://www.twitter.com/paradoxqueen Cori

    That is pretty much a priceless picture.
    And I plan to. :D

  • http://intothehill.com David Kern

    Amen.

  • http://fumingpew.wordpress.com Travis

    At long last, we behold the face of joy. ;-)

  • Brian

    Did you see it in 2- or 3-D? And do you have a recommendation which would be better? I think Ebert said stick with 2. Agree?


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