Up had more meaningful, non-preachy content than Wall-E, but I'm still left a bit puzzled what the movie is ttrying to say. You're never too old to pursue your dreams? That's just not true. You can learn a thing or two from a senior citizen? Well, duh, sen that one many times. Just when you think things are going downhill and there is no way of stopping it, you can tie a bunch of balloons to your house and fly away? Even kids won't buy that one.
What striked me the most was that little moment when Fredricksen flips the photo album his wife had put together and realizes that even though their dreams of adventure didn't come true no matter how hard they tried (how depressing, but atleast a possible scenario for a change), she considered their life as adventure. Life is an adventure! Too bad the movie spends so much time doing... other stuff than exploring this.
What I liked about for example, in Finding Nemo, it was exactly the fact that the themes about single parenting, disabilities, growing up and believing in yourself are always there evolving and making a consistent contribution to the story.
Up didn't convince me, allthough it is a fun movie to watch and enjoy with the family.