Wow, just wow, I love this movie. After watching Despicable Me, another movie featuring a villain as the main character, I didn't have any high expectations about this, but it was good. It was actually really good. Not only are the dialogues much better made, the jokes much funnier and the scenery much more imaginative, it also stars a main character you can actually feel for and relate to. The fish in the suit is the UFO above the mountain. I mean, it's what takes this from just a good movie with all the things I mentioned just now in this long line of words - to a great movie.
The plot has all the classic movie elements a good plot needs to have. Action, comedy, drama & even a little romance... well maybe not so little, but not too much either. The movie scenery is very graphical, it's smooth, it's easy on the eye, it's both advanced, bright, and filled with detail.
At the start of the movie you immediately get the big picture, everything is served on a tray right in front of you, with a magnifying glass ontop. It's easy to grasp. The characters all build up personality from the very start, and thanks to this you can really live with them as the movie progresses.
When the new villain comes into the picture and just won't quit talking, or attacking, or being generally evil, it's easy to really sense the panic in the situation. It's not the "Oh duh, and now he escapes" scene, no backs are turned, no mistakes are made, it's not that easy. The story is just straight on, all the time, and it never gets dull. Never.
This one is better made than any animated movie I've seen in a long time. Up was good, it was a great, it had fantastic scenery and a lot of humor, and though the scenery in this movie is far from as astounding as it was in 'Up', everything is built up similarly. The personalities, the story that everything revolves around. I suppose I'm getting carried away though, in a month or so the experience of watching this movie will have settled and no longer be so special, but for now, it certainly is.
The atmosphere is just perfect, and in case you don't believe it, I took a bunch of screencaps for ya, memorable inspirational scenes from this cinematical masterpiece, view and be wildered. :P Of, if you're wondering, Inception is still the best movie ever created, not just a movie I watched once that gave me a shortly lasting first impression of eternal aw, like this one did. On with the screencaps.