Below are links to some of the best reports available, including some selected quotes. A lot of, frankly, thrilling details about Up can be found within. Please note that these stories do, to one degree or another, contain what some may refer to as "spoilers".
- Cinematical (Press screening)
"Carl Fredricksen is bound to go down as one of (if not) the most human and sincere Pixar characters ever created."
- Comic Book Resources (NYCC panel. Summery of the Q&A with Pete Docter and Jonas Rivera, as well as of the clips shown.)
- ComingSoon.net (Press screening)
"You can guarantee that if the rest of the movie is nearly as heart-warming and fun as what we saw, this is going to be another beloved Pixar classic."
- FirstShowing.net (NYCC screening)
"This footage has that same magical feeling that Monsters, Inc does (and every Pixar movie does), and that's of course thanks to director Pete Docter."
- MTV Movies Blog (Press screening)
"The bottom line is Pixar has delivered another rollicking winner. When the screen cut out after the 45 minutes had passed, the crowd let out an audible, frustrated sigh."
- /Film (NYCC screening. Most complete report, contains a detailed description of the movie's first 45-50 minutes.)
"Make no mistake: The first segment of this film is Pixar at its finest... Honestly, the film is worth watching for the first 10 minutes alone."
This post has been updated (Feb. 8) to include two additional story links (/Film and Comic Book Resources).