Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Review: Wall-e

Synopsis: In the distant future, a small waste collecting robot that slowly begins to become sentient inadvertently embarks on a space journey that will ultimately decide the fate of mankind. http://www.imdb.com

Other Reviews:

Ebert & Roeper: Due Out On Tuesday (7-01-08) http://kplusb.org/ebertroeper/
Fandango: 58 Oh No, 73 No, 261 So-So, 700 Go, 2079 Must Go http://www.fandango.com
Rotten Tomatoes: T-Meter: 96% (Fresh), Top Critics: 97% (Fresh), RT Community: 90% (Fresh) http://www.rottentomatoes.com
Metacritic: Critics: 93 out of 100, Users: 9.0 out of 10 http://www.metacritic.com
Yahoo Movies: Critics: A- Users: A- http://movies.yahoo.com

My Review: Let me preface that it was a Disney/ Pixar which is golden. I liked the film. It had the cutesy-kiddy-funny parts, I laughed. Wall-e was a cross between Johnny 5 (Short Ciricut) and R2-D2 (Star Wars) which made him a likable character, while EVE was a cross between an iPod and the robot of the future also very likable. Then there’s Mo a cross between an electric shaver and a vacuum also likable. All the elements of this film scream gold and I believe it achieved that status. Some where deep down inside of me this film doesn’t live up to the Pixar name, I don’t why it just dose. It might be the way Pixar promoted the film or maybe it was the over all theme/ message of the film: Save the World/ Environmentalism. It’s a good message but at the same time I am getting a little tried of the Green campaign in movies. I believe every story has a moral and has something we can learn from it but animated feature focus harder on the moral because of vast amount of kids that will go see it. It seems lately more and more the lesson learned in a film is becoming more political and less simple humanity. That’s the only “negative” thing I saw in the film besides that the film is golden and I recommended it for all ages.

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