While Pixar has gone for realism, Sony seems to have gone for stylized looks
for their movies, and Surf's Up is no exception.
Visually, this movie looks awesome. Like many CGI movies, Surf's Up is best
seen on blu-ray.
Story wise Surf's Up is a typical kid's movie in that it contains morals
but it is not overly apparent or is detriment to the enjoyment of the movie. The
documentary style this movie adopts in places provides a novel way of narrating
the story without losing tempo.
There is no scary or questionable bits in this movie making it perfectly
suitable for kids. In fact the parts that could be scary are made into comedy to
further the story line.