6.29.2008

WALL-E

We took the kids to see Pixar & Disney's new masterpiece, WALL-E.

I am in love with this movie. It's beautiful. It's funny. It's romantic.
It is an adorable movie. The animation is amazing; the music fantastic. From the very opening scene, before WALL-E even made an appearance, I was smiling with the showtunes. And I couldn't wipe the grin off my face the entire film. I sat upright, laughing out loud and constantly glancing at the kids, looking for validation for my giddiness...but they were totally glued to the screen and not paying any attention to their lame mom.


If you're looking for plot, it's not much. However, the story is sweet. This clever, lonely, humble little robot falls in love with Eve, a newfangled hottie tottie droid with a directive to find life amidst wasteland. Together, they've gotta reunite earth & humanity. No biggie. The chorus of life vs. survival is insightful. Not a load of dialogue; for me it was a movie of artistic cleverness. I do admit, the incapabilities of life 700 years from now made me a bit uncomfortable, but oh well.


Then there's the love affair. Innocent, sweet, and beautiful. WALL-E's flirtations are charming, and his romantic gestures irresistable. I sniffled and giggled over their affections. Their fancy for eachother was portrayed perfectly. Disclaimer: my opinion.

Oh, it was just good. I need to stop babbling so you can go see it already.





The Pixar Short before the film is a good one, too.

5 comments:

Sheila said...

I remember seeing a trailer for this... I really want & need to go see it. I don't want to be able to wipe the grin off my face.... it would do my heart good.
ToOdLeS, ShEiLA

MiaKatia said...

My friends have been really hit and miss with this movie. Several really loved it and several really didn't. I am intrigued enough to find out for myself. Hopefully I will be able to go this weekend.

Becky said...

Trent and I saw it this weekend! We laughed quite a bit.

Andrea & da boyz said...

Hey good to know someone I know reviewed it well. Maybe we'll take the kiddies now. Did you take Kacie? How does she do in movies? I'm not so sure Brody can handle the volume or length...

cally said...

Andrea...we make sure we keep Kacie up from her afternoon nap, then go around 2:00 so she's real tired. She'll fall asleep about 10 minutes in, and sleep most of the way through. She woke up 3/4 of the way through this one but watched the rest with full attention. Andy kept yelling at the screen, which is a good sign he's into it.