Wall-E… Who knew you could love a robot?

Hi all…

Yes, Pixar has done it again with its latest offering — Wall-E. Wall-E Poster

It’s been a while since an animated movie blew me out of the water. Thinking back I think it was probably the Incredibles that was the last one to do that. But Wall-E had me from the opening sequence.

[rating:5/4]

There are many beautiful, quirky elements to the characters and the story, making it tough to say what my favorite character was. But I’d have to say it’s Wall-E first and Mo second. They’re both great.

And the soundtrack was heavenly. Hello Dolly held the theme throughout and other bits, with bits composed specifically for the movie by Thomas Newman. There was emotion galore in those strains of music. Plus, Peter Gabriel singing the end song just was icing on the cake.

This movie will most likely go down as one of the great animated features of our era. Even if you don’t have kids, you should see this film.

Is there a moral to the story? Sure, pick one. Clean up the world or it may become a big pile of garbage. That’s one. But there are many others. For example, look beyond the screens so you don’t miss what’s right before you — television, computers, cell phones… they rule our lives. Wake up and smell the flowers once in a while. Many nice little reminders of how to live better for ourselves, others, and the world we live in.

Wall-E Picture

Flaws? None that I could find. I enjoyed every minute, including the opening short film – Presto. The short was reminiscent of the classic Disney and Warner Brothers cartoons. Funny, but with heart.

Go see this film. You’ll like it. Pixar has struck gold once again. And who knew you could love a robot so much?

This one gets 5/4. I’d rate it 10/4, but I think that might be going overboard. 🙂

Until next time… Definitely go see a movie!

–Fitz

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Comments

  1. Wall-E did have a few of the elements of Short Circuit, but it was so much more than that I didn’t even really think of it while watching. I’ve seen other people say the same thing in comments, but it certainly didn’t hamper my enjoyment of the movie. (Now the fact that they’re planning a remake of Short Circuit kind of blows my mind, but that’s a whole other blog post…)

  2. Yeah, I guess he does sort of look like Number 5. 🙂 We’ll see if they can shake off the 80s cheese if they actually manage to remake Short Circuit.

  3. farzan, thanks for the kind words! Now I’m going to have to check out your blog… It’s great to find other movie lovers.

  4. I really enjoyed this movie too. My son (5y) enjoyed it without having to think about the deeper implications of the story. It is always interesting to hear your kid laugh at weird places you would never think of. His favorite part was when the captain was going to create pizza plants.

    Personally I really liked it the first time, but not sure replay value right away. I think I will let it cook, and watch again in a few months when it comes out on DVD.

  5. I thought Wall-E was a sweet movie and a sweet robot. That’s what I see as the biggest similarity to J-5 in Short Circuit, not just the physical similarity (which is pretty close in itself.) There are just some characters that can pull at your heartstrings like no other.

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