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Surf's Up

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"The characters are cool"
2 stars"

What I liked about the film was the style of approach in this animation. It's done like a documentary, like a reality show.

It's funny, the characters are cool and the voice acting is entertaining. However, I felt the story wasn't strong enough.

Still, it was an alright choice, a very okay film.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.
"Good romp for kids - better on bluray!"
4 stars"
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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.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

Description

Surf’s Up is an animated comedy that delves behind the scenes of the high-octane world of competitive surfing. The film profiles teenage Rockhopper penguin, Cody Maverick (voiced by Shia LaBeouf), an up-and-coming surfer, as he enters his first pro competition. Followed by a camera crew to document his experiences, Cody leaves his family and home in Shiverpool, Antarctica to travel to Pen Gu Island for the Big Z Memorial Surf Off.

Along the way, Cody meets surf nut Chicken Joe (Jon Heder), famous surf promoter Reggie Belafonte (James Woods), surf talent scout Mikey Abromowitz (Mario Cantone), and spirited lifeguard Lani Aliikai (Zooey Deschanel), all of whom recognise Cody’s passion for surfing, even if it sometimes goes too far. Cody believes that winning will bring him the admiration and respect he desire, but when he unexpectedly comes face-to-face with a washed up old surfer named Geek (Jeff Bridges), Cody begins to find his own way, and discovers that a true winner isn’t always the one who comes in first.
Release date NZ
January 23rd, 2008
Movie Format
  • Blu-ray
Blu-ray Region
  • Region B
Edition
  • Standard Edition
Brand
Aspect Ratio
  • 1.78 : 1
Director
Language
English
Length (Minutes)
85
Studio
Subtitles
English - HI, English
Box Dimensions (mm)
135x170x17
UPC
9317731050558
Product ID
1551877

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