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