Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Wall-E (No spoilers)

Wall-E is the best movie we've seen this summer. It keeps your attention even though it has a remarkable lack of dialogue. Amazing graphics as well.


Blogger CPA said...

I think we'll see it this weekend. My daughter (who at 14 is big on being sophisticated) suggested we see it with the words "Sometimes, you just need a G-rated movie, and in a theater too." Music to my ears!

July 03, 2008 7:51 AM  
Blogger CPA said...

Well, I saw it and I had mixed feelings. Like most viewers I thought the first part was extraordinary, especially the moment when the opening music changes and you see how things really are (I'm trying to avoid spoilers here).

I also thought the satirical picture of the babyish passivity of consumers was LOL funny as were the BnL CEO cuts.

But ultimately, I thought the set up yielded a disappointing end. I fundamentally couldn't believe in the optimistic ending -- it seemed pulled out of a hat. The problems seemed so much more enormous than the solution.

(A little like much environmental writing these days -- "We're destroying the earth right now! As we speak the coffin lid is being lowered on our civilization! BUT -- if we all just pitch and buy a hybrid, we can enjoy a perfect environmental world with all the prosperity we're accustomed to." Sorry, I don't believe that that much doom and gloom is consistent with that much optimism.)

July 08, 2008 10:19 AM  
Blogger Jim said...

I'm a big Fred Willard fan myself (the CEO -- interesting choice to use a live actor for that role).

I don't disagree on the ending of the film. I actually thought the basis of the decision to return to earth was a little thin.

Despite that, it's still the best movie I've seen this summer.

July 08, 2008 1:07 PM  

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