“It’s the subconscious. It’s where they take all the troublemakers,” Sadness (voiced by Phyllis Smith)
An adventure set in the mind, peak Pixar-style. As with INCEPTION, it is wonderful to see a movie with gumption tackle the brain in an exciting way. Both INSIDE OUT and Christopher Nolan’s blockbuster quickly world build and then immerse the audience. However, where the Leonardo DiCaprio starrer allowed the ideas of the mechanics of the mind to be subsumed by James Bond-esque action sequences, the Pixar studio endeavour never *ahem* forgets to continually make observations about the mysteries of our mental processes. There, among the jokes and emotionality, is what all grand escapade cinema needs to provide: Stakes. The very psyche of lead, Riley Anderson (Kaitlyn Dias), comes into peril.
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