Well, the folks at Pixar have done it again. They've created an animated film with more heart, wit, wonder, and intelligence than any live action film currently in wide release. WALL*E isn't quite as funny as RATATOUILLE or as well put together as THE INCREDIBLES, but this story of a lonely robot has more heart and soul than those two films (which had plenty of both of those qualities.) WALL*E has some flaws--it loses some of its charm and some pace when its robot hero encounter humans, and some people might find it preachy (I didn't, but one of my friends did). But the first half an hour or so--where the only sounds are those of music and the hero's charming noises--is a glorious bit of filmmaking. It's also wonderfully funny. It's a movie that doesn't always go where you might expect. If you're a film lover, there are little tributes to Chaplin and Keaton and Kubrick. My seven-year-old friend Anna loved it; her eleven-year-old brother Zach loved it, but still thinks IRON MAN is better (g).
Stay through the credits. As always with Pixar, there's some funny stuff going on.
I absolutely, absolutely LOVED THIS MOVIE!!! Like Patcat said, the first half hour I thought was wonderful. How they show how he spends his day, what he finds, how he survives on his own. It was brilliant. It is definitely on my list of dvd's I will be owning once they are available.
"Wouldn't I need some terrible trauma?" - Eames
"Well you've had those, haven't you? In spades. PTSD, pent up anger. It's all there." - Gage
"Oh it's there alright. But not towards my partner." - Eames