I have always loved the pixar films as I grew up watching disney and I still love it now. The precision in detail in this movie is amazing, every little bit is perfect. I adore it. The charcter of WALL-E is so well presented through comedy and we also feel for the charcter at times to as he overcomes certain things. Being a fan of blogs and nerdy music the term 'Robot Love' may come to mind in some young movie reviews like me on here. This was potrayed in the film through WALL-E and the slik new robot he falls in love with. The film also has a great ending. It doesn't end abruptly at all, it answers all our questions and ends on a great note. Overall, I think this film was alot better than I thought it would be and I recommend it to people of any age.
"Up" deserves to be way "up" there!
Reviewed by MIKESAV for Up at 2009-09-12 12:46:54
I'm not always the biggest fan of animated films, but I absolutely could not believe how great this movie was! It's sad, it's happy, it's mostly funny and it's the BEST animated film I've ever seen! I think it's brilliantly done! Two old men, one child, a bunch of dogs (with one special dog), are most of the story. But the beginning with the (not yet old) old man and his girlfriend/wife set this up beautifully. It's actually a very powerful story - unheard of in animation, as far as I'm concerned. The only part I thought was inappropriate was three dogs flying three planes - without that, the movie's almost believeable!! Whatever you do, make sure you see this movie!!
This should only have one or two paws at the most. But it makes me laugh everytime I see it and I can't help but get a kick out of it. The chainsaw pigs head mask finale has to be seen to be believed or unbelieved. Bad film that I have to admit liking.
So, how many syllables are there in that name again?
This is an amazing movie. The magic of the first half is even enough to carry you through the more standard second half.
The film begins on an abandoned planet earth, which is no longer able to sustain life. Human life, that is. In the midst of what appears at first to be merely a haunting, desolate landscape, WALL-E's abundant imagination has been thriving. There are many wonderful surprises that WALL-E finds while processing the mounds of garbage left behind by the human race. Delightfully, the back story of this post-apocalyptic setting is told through garbage, through the items that WALL-E finds, or the ones he passes by. The items that might be significant to us are often passed over by what catches WALL-E's attention, and we are brought to question what we, in turn, value - what catches our eye - what delights us - what holds our curiosity.
At first, the abundance of slapstick moments in this film seemed like standard, flippant, cartoonish fare, but then I remembered one of the comparisons that some reviewers have been making between WALL-E the robot and Charlie Chaplin. There is a vaudevillian flair to the robot's movements and mannerisms. Even the Inspector Clouseau-like moments that you can see coming are rendered so delightfully that they feel like surprises. Over the hundreds of years that WALL-E has spent picking up garbage on the abandoned planet, he has developed an earthiness that puts him in stark contrast to the precision of the machines that he meets later on in the movie.
WALL-E's personality and behavior gravitates between that of a toddler and a young adult. He is both very clever and very innocent. The lenses of his eyes reflect back to us the wonders he helps us to see.