Inside Out is a return to form for Pixar, The studio have been off they’re game since 2010 after their last good film “Toy Story 3” but honestly “Inside Out” makes up for all of that. “Inside Out” isn't just a good film from Pixar it’s one of their best. It’s a truly exceptional piece of storytelling that balances humour, emotion, pace and complex emotional ideas and wraps them up in a neat little package.
What makes “Inside Our” so great is the way it truly explores the range of human emotion. People are complex, every single person around the world has different fears, hopes and ideas. “Inside Out” reduces the way people think to five base emotions of “Joy, Sadness, Anger, Fear and Disgust” we get to see how these different combinations of emotions control the way we are from day to day. The depictions of the emotions is one of the things the film gets so right without even shouting about it. You look at the emotions in the film and their colour, clothing, shape shows you everything you need to know. This also relates to another of the films strengths which is the way the way the human mind is imagined. The film always has another trick up its sleeve in the form of it’s own unique take and everyday parts of the mind.
The story of the film itself focusses on Riley an 11 year old girl whose move to San Francisco triggers an emotional distress unlike any kind she has experienced before. When Riley reaches San Francisco she finds life isn’t perfect and that there isn't an easy fix for the problems she encounters. This means there’s trouble in the headquarters as Joy struggles to keep control of Riley’s emotions as the others take over. The problem is that Joy herself is also taken up by trying to keep Sadness away from the control panel. This leaves only Fear, Anger and Disgust in charge of Riley three emotions that bring out the worst in all of us and that only serve to confuse Riley as she stumbles further into her distress. Ultimately Inside Out pushes us towards realising something about us and ourselves while Riley and her emotions make for engaging captivating characters. One of the best things the film serves to do is to make us confront ourselves about the way we see the world. The thing that the film does is teach us the value of sadness because sadness is the emotion that shows us when things are wrong and it’s the emotion that gives us this sense of balance without it we’d be a total mess.
Go and see Inside Out it’s the best film of the year it’s one of the best films Pixar have ever made. Not only will it make you laugh and cry it will make you consider why you are the way that you are. It is one of the most valuable films you could watch at the moment.