Bored at home and with my father feeling slightly guilty, we went to the beachside $5 theater to watch this movie. I found the previews highly entertaining. They were all aimed toward children and families. I had forgotten that this demographic existed in the movie marketing business.
I was not expecting to like it. I was intrigued, but not optimistic.
Pixar does not have a good track record in my personal, minority opinion. All their movies after “Toy Story” have been less than entertaining.
I think “Finding Nemo” is terribly boring. The same thing goes for “The Incredibles.” None of the movies have any soul, charm or cleverness. I could go on forever about how much I dislike the majority of Pixar movies, but first-off, I am tired of defending this unpopular standpoint, and secondly, this is supposed to be a review about “Wall-E.”
“Everyone is shitting their pants over this movie,” my girlfriend said. She was puzzled as to why.
I know why.
It is tremendous: a perfect blend of grand visuals intertwined with an oddly cute, robot love story. The main character, Wall-E, is just like Johnny-5 from “Short Circuit,” and not only in appearance, but in charm. Both robots can win over even the most hardened of hearts.
I love the cartoonish science fiction ideas presented in the movie. The light-hearted tale has a lot of dark undertones that involve Earth’s grim future.
Just watch it.
This movie deserves an A+ without any doubt.