Hidden Meaning in Pixar’s UP – Earthling Cinema

Hidden Meaning in Pixar’s UP – Earthling Cinema


Greetings, and welcome to Earthling Cinema. I am your host, Garyx Wormuloid. This week’s artifact is Up, the film that
mandated the Pixar rule that adults should cry as much possible. The film follows human boy, Carl Marx, whose
dream is control the means of production so he can go to Paradise Falls, New Jersey, just
like his hero, Vladimir Lenin. One day a homeless girl named Ellie breaks
his arm. They naturally fall in love, and before you
know it, she dies. Like all great relationships. Anyway, the neighborhood’s getting gentrified,
which doesn’t sit right with Carl, who knows a thing or two about sitting. In fact, the thought of capitalism drives
Carl so bonkers, he assaults Bob the Builder, and with no other options, flees the country
in a pitiful excuse for an escape pod. Little does Carl know that a pre-diabetic
cub scout has stowed away to earn his badge for the mile high club. Maybe it’s those glasses, because Carl can’t
see they’re heading into a tornado, or why kids love cinnamon toast crunch. They narrowly survive, and land right where
they wanted to go, without having to ask for directions once, Karen. They go the rest of their journey on foot
and take the house with them, since there’s no valet. But not before befriending a talking horse
and famous American actor, Kevin Bacon, who who, legend has it, was six degrees taller than everyone
in Hollywood. But not so fast and the furious 15. A group of other angrier, more talkative horses
all want a piece of Kevin’s bacon. Cause I mean, who doesn’t? Unable to get a selfie, they take Carl and
the scout to their leader, because that’s what minions do best. They’re taken to a Blimpies where they learn
the Pepsi Twist: Lenin has been in New Jersey this whole time, trying cast Kevin in a snuff
film. Carl tells the boy scout not to be a narc,
but his blood sugar spikes and he blabs. They make a sweet escape, remembering that
horses don’t float. But just like my ex wife, Lenin is two steps
ahead and has lit the house on fire. Kevin gets birdnapped, so Carl goes back to
his original plan of–I guess, dying in the wilderness after two days. That is, until he finds an Amazon Nook, giving
him the proper motivation to enter the third act. A battle royale ensues, but not without some
warm-up stretching. Always stretch. Carl lets his house go to shit, and Lenin
realizes he could have learned something from Kevin Bacon: namely, how to get your foot
loose. Carl reunites Kevin with his bulimic children. And back in the big city, which has probably
been freaking out nonstop that someone was able to just fly away using balloons, Carl
gives the boyscout some worthless tin that’s at best, extremely heartwarming. Up illustrates the dangers of being trapped
by nostalgia, which wasn’t cured until 2067 by Dr. Millie Bobby Brown. When his F.W.B. dies, Carl metaphorically
enshrines her in the house that they built together. He keeps everything exactly as it was to preserve
her memory, and to keep her ghost happy. Outside, the world may keep truckin, but Carl
clings to the past, even though he may be in the Matrix. The house itself symbolizes Carl’s grief,
which he has to carry with him until the housing market improves. Lenin is in many ways Carl’s foxier counterpart. Like Carl’s condo, Lenin’s airship is
a museum of artifacts from better times, like the Jurassic age, and his mission of redemption
parallels Carl’s journey. But just as Carl can’t bring his wife back
no matter how many houses he knocks up, Lenin can’t bring back the glory days through
sniping the snipe. In fact, a snipe hunt is a colloquial term
for a wild grey goose chase wherein a naive person is fooled into chasing after something
that doesn’t exist…like love. Up sends a poignant message about coping with
grief in a healthy, gluten-free way. At first, Carl cares about nothing besides
his super dead wife. But as he develops affection for the scout
and Kevin Bacon, he develops a new, selfless purpose that helps him move on. To save the day, Carl must divest himself
of the past by littering. When Carl passes on the badge that Ellie gave
him as a child, we realize her memory has transformed from a burden around his neck
to something positive that he can share. Once hobbled by grief, the new Carl abandons
his walker and can once again move freely through the world, proving once and for all
Western medicine was a lie. The film posits that instead of bold adventures,
the best pursuits are the simple pleasures of everyday life, like enjoying a cup of Joe
on the porch of your spaceship. In the beginning, Russell claims he wants
to explore unknown lands and claim them for the Boy Scouts of America. But his happiest moments are his memories
about eating Dippin Dots with his deadbeat dad. For all of Lenin’s glorious exploits, he’s
more alone than Flargimom on Sector Five at Christmas. And while the childhood portion of Ellie’s
Adventure Book is full of dreams of Paradise Falls, the mature Ellie filled the book with
racey photographs of her life with Carl. The moral is to enjoy the simple things, like
the love and companionship of a friend. And avoid the bad things, like kidnapping and
trafficking a minor to South America. For Earthling Cinema, I’m Garyx Wormuloid. Adventure is out there!

100 thoughts on “Hidden Meaning in Pixar’s UP – Earthling Cinema

  1. BEST PLOT TWIST – "Vladimir Lenin has been in New Jersey this whole time trying to cast Kevin Bacon in a snuff film."
    I just lost it so much…

  2. It cracks me up when he call Mr. Fredrickson Karl Marx and may it have even quite possibly been a deliberate in-joke considering that The voice of Carl Fredrickson, wealthy actor Eddie Asner in real life it’s quite open and enthusiastic about his socialist views in his political life. Perhaps the Karl Marx joke is right on the money. 🤣 👍

  3. Jared, how the hell are you still an intern? There's no bloody way. Keep coming with more of this, been missing them!!

  4. I am surprised that our majesty alien haven't said anything about paradise and purgatory, in which the grandpa must have been. During the first act the grandpa actually must have died together with a boy who was searching for the bird.

  5. Is there a way to block just this aspect of the wisecrack channel?
    I always get excited when I get a notification but it's always like, 'goddamnit!' when I realise its this guy

    if not fine, but if so then please someone tell me?

  6. Obviously these are always great but this might be one of my favs. Nice job with this one. It's awesome to have your opinion of a movie elevated after watching a 5 minute video essay disguised as comedy bit.

  7. My favourite part of the communist manifesto is when Karl Marx finds a thought to be extinct bird and Lenin tries to kill him.

  8. this is my first video ever watching you guys and i must say wowowow thats funny the sarcasm is strong with this one

  9. Also another hidden meaning is that only when your wife past away and only then you ought to have a great adventure

  10. You neglected to mention that when carl battles the villain (don't remember his name) he is quite literally battling the negatives of himself, that being his bitter obsession, when he defeats that character he's freeing himself of it and he lets the house go in the same scene.

  11. Ironic, how the "bad guy" wasn't insane because the snipe DOES exist and if your past doesn't matter then how can the future

  12. im commenting because im a superstitious earthling and I don't like how many comments you have currently. Also films that I would like to see an objective alien pov: sixth sense, sunset boulevard,singing in the rain, sicario.

  13. I went to a historical site a couple weeks ago with peacocks that lived naturally on the land. One of them squawked and I swear it was the same sound used for Kevin. The second I heard it I turned and went "Kevin?!"

  14. “.. where in a naive person is tricked into pursuing things that don’t exist.” Like Communism.

  15. I was already laughing at the "pre-diabetic" comment when you came out with the "mile high" comment and I couldn't catch my breath. These videos are hilarious!

  16. seriously tho, this is exactly what ppl from the future are going to do with our artifacts/references one day. All muddled. XD

  17. I can see why the newer videos have been so short now. This video still has good jokes but it goes on so long that it feels like many lines are a stretch in a sense of trying too hard

  18. Why would have an ex-wife when feelings are punishable by death on your planet, wouldn't it just be a breeding contract but then again wouldn't your species just clone yourselves and do away with biological reproduction ugh, I have so many questions.

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