Sunday, June 29, 2008

WALL•E Has Got So Much Going For It

I'm not much for animated movies, but I have been excited about WallE for some time. Something about that cooky little robot and his state-of-the-art girlfriend make me excited with a childhood glee that I haven't felt in years.

If you're not familiar with the hype, WALLE is about a cleaning robot who has been on Earth for centuries after all the people have left for space. His solitary life is broken by the arrival of a bright, egg-shaped robot named EVE. To say much more after that would give away the clever plot, but to say the least they head into space and visit the place where humanity has decided to vacation forever.

I saw the movie last night and it was phenomenal. There was tons of action, a compelling story, and humor that even the most stodgy adult would enjoy. Unlike some of Pixar's other films, WALL•E doesn't leave adults feeling left out. The plot is a very human one. It tells the story of star-crossed lovers while warning of a bleak future for humanity. While it has all the elements to make it a great date movie, it is also a cautionary tale and countless scenes will remind the viewer of the environmental peril our planet is in.

Clearly, I thought it was a great film. It is hard to pick out a favorite scene because each one was so skillfully crafted, but I think the enormous reference to 2001: A Space Odyssey take the cake. If you've seen the movie, it's hard to miss the re-imagining of Hal and the booming music. Also, stay for the credits. They put a ton of work into making them fun to watch.

If you've seen WALLE, post your thoughts below!

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