I want!

If only these products (especially the laundry machine) were real, and not just more items from the prodigious collective imagination of the Pixar crew.  I’m getting the feeling that WALL*E is a movie worth watching, if only for the extraordinary visual beauty about which each critic rhapsodizes.  It’s not often a movie gets a 97% freshness rating at Rotten Tomatoes.  If I see it, I’ll let you know what I think, and if you see it, please let me know what you think (but no spoilers, please).

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  • suek

    I heard a review of it last night on the radio…on the Hugh Hewitt show???? Reviewer said it’s really good, but mistakenly(he thought) advertised as a kid’s show. He said it wasn’t – it had some kid appeal, but the kid (and it seems to me he was indicating the under 10 crowd) would be constantly interrupting your watching with “what’s that” and “why’d he do that” and “what’s he doing” questions. He thought it should be advertised to the late teen/early adult group.

    For what it’s worth…!

  • Ymarsakar

    http://www.apple.com/trailers/disney/walle/index.html

    Check out the trailers and other clips. Funny.

  • http://northstarmartialarts.com/blog1 Scott in SF

    Once you get past, “That robot is cute,” the story basically sucks. Sorry, I just don’t care about fat lazy people, slurpies, too much trash causing the earths destruction, cruses, or why some robots have feelings.

    And don’t worry, there aren’t any spoilers, the above is all obvious in the first two minutes.

    Most Disney movies have a decent helping of evil, this one falls flat. All the positive reviews are bizarre because I’m the easiest film critic in the world to please.

    The best part was when a kid in the audience screamed because Wall-E had pulled out his own eye (unplugged really.)

  • http://OgBlog.net Earl

    We thought the movie was VERY well done…..when they can make you care about the emotional life of robots, they’re doing something right.

    I do have a concern, though…..I would love to hear the opinion of others on how watching this movie will affect our children’s susceptibility to Al Gore’s (and others’) messages about how AWFUL we humans are because we’re “hurting the earth”…….

    Personally, I think this will be enormously effective propaganda in favor of the “humanity is a cancer” crowd. I left the theater with a bad taste in my mouth, despite the excellent qualities we have come to expect from Pixar.

  • Ymarsakar

    Pixar has lately seemingly stuck with the ecology theme.

    It’s a very different theme than the one you would find in Naruto, a popular children and young teen tv series in Japan.

    In Naruto, the central theme is how to become stronger, protect your friends, protect your nation and village, and how to never give up in the face of death and enemies stronger than you.

    Wall-E does not provide an advantageous description of humanity, in any shape or forum. Human beings were seen not as saviors or defenders or protectors, but as somebody who left their world and left a machine to do their dirty work. That’s a defender? That’s something that one should uphold as a standard of evolution and sentience? That’s something that deserves to exist at the expense of all other life?

  • http://bookwormroom.com Bookworm

    Well, guys, you’re robbing the thunder from he post I’m going to do (when I get the time) about my impressions of WALL*E. You’re all correct.