Wall-E might be one of the best animated films the Disney/Pixar duo has put out. It keeps you entertained through out and even though this was a G rated film, dealt with some really serious world issues that we have been dealing with lately. Among other things, the quality of Wall-E and all animated films on Blu-ray Hi-Def is magnificent.
Even though I have seen most of them, I am not a big fan of the new CG animated films Disney and Pixar have been constantly putting out, but Wall-E won me over. It has a little something for everyone and that's what makes it so good! It's funny, it's cute and at some points, serious. If you have seen it then you know what it's about, but if you haven't here is the run down. The human race can no longer live on Earth due to severe severe smog and overloading trash and have been living in space for over 700 years. Basically we have killed the planet (kind of like in Firefly). Wall-E is the last "living" trash collector machine who has a knack for collecting random pieces of junk for his collection as well as spare parts. Along comes EvE, another machine that is sent from the big spaceship to see if anything is able to live on Earth. Low and behold she finds a plant...and Wall-E, who fall in love with her. They end up on the ship together and attempt to get the plant to the ships captain so they can go back to Earth. Of course all the humans now are obese and stuck in hover chairs watching advertisements all day. And of course you have the evil auto-pilot names AUTO (pronounced Otto and voiced by none other then Apples MacinTalk) who doesn't want to go back to Earth and keep the humans as slaves to capitalism.
That's why I really enjoyed this movie. It dealt with real world issues that are happening right now in front of our faces. It's actually kind of depressing because there really are people like that now who just sit in their Lazy Boy all day and watch FOX news and ordering everything they see during the commercials. It was a really smart move by the creators to make this a childrens movie. Of course the parents are going to take their kids to see the film and while the children enjoy Wall-E and EvE dancing in space, parents are going to be seeing the dead Earth and these overly obese consumer whores (at least we hope) and saying "Wow, we really need to teach our kids how to be healthy and recycle and not drive Hummers!"
Enough of the serious though. This movie was also just straight up cute. EvE stole the movie for me not necessarily because she was a better character then Wall-E, but because they were able to make a robot who had no real face, to have life and expression. You could tell just somehow in those blue eyes when she was angry or when she was happy to see Wall-E. They just tweaked her eyes every so often and it gave the character emotion:
Not to say that Wall-E wasn't great, he was. They were able to make a robot have lots of emotion and cause for a great amount of laughs. Also, the fact that he was a Mac did it all for me. The whole crush he has on EvE is also incredibly cute. Sometimes I felt that he had more love for her then some humans have for each other. I mean, who stands out in the rain for their loved one only to be electrocuted by bolts of lightning?
As far as the Blu-ray goes, it's virtually flawless. Great sound, amazing video. When I was watching it, I thought I was in the movies. So...
Pixar has come of age my friends. Pixar has never made a bad movie, in fact I'd consider almost all of them to be a masterpiece, but none of them, before now, have tried to be anything more then emotional family affairs, not that there is anything wrong with that, but they weren't necessarily deep, meaningful beyond personal issues, or revealed anything about our society. Now, I say again, there isn't anything wrong with that, but Wall-E goes beyond … more
pixar wins again...like they always do. With barely any, if not any, spoken dialogue in this movie but some beeps and sounds that only come from things you can purchase at best buy, it still captivates you and I'm not gonna lie def made me cry..one tear...I work out
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WALL-E is a 2008 computer-animated science fiction film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and directed by Andrew Stanton. It follows the story of a robot named WALL-E who is designed to clean up a waste-covered Earth far in the future. He eventually falls in love with another robot named EVE, and follows her into outer space on an adventure that changes the destiny of both his kind and humanity.
After directing Finding Nemo, Stanton felt Pixar had created believable simulations of underwater physics and was willing to direct a film largely set in space. Most of the characters do not have actual human voices, but instead communicate with body language and robotic sounds, designed by Ben Burtt, that resemble voices. In addition, it is the first animated feature by Pixar to have segments featuring live-action characters.
Walt Disney Pictures released it in the United States and Canada on June 27, 2008. The film grossed US$23.1 million on its opening day, and $63 million during its opening weekend in 3,992 theaters, ranking #1 at the box office. This ranks as the fourth highest-grossing opening weekend for a Pixar film as of May 31, 2009. Following Pixar tradition, WALL-E was paired with a short film, Presto, for its theatrical release. WALL-E has been met with overwhelmingly positive reviews among critics, scoring an approval rating of 96% on the review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes.
It grossed $534 million worldwide, won the 2008 Golden Globe Award for Best Animated Feature...