visually astonishing but somewhat lacking in drama
"Wall-E," the latest offering from the movie-making geniuses at Pixar
Studios, is a certifiable visual masterpiece that provides an endlessly
inventive vision of what life might be like in the 29th Century -
although, come to think of it, the term "life" may be something of a
misnomer, for in "Wall-E"'s post-apocalyptic image of the future, Earth
has been rendered uninhabitable by pollution and garbage that have
risen to toxic levels. The humans have long since fled to a high-tech
way station located somewhere out in the far reaches of outer space,
leaving the planet virtually deserted except for a sweet
trash-compressing robot named Wall-E and his indestructible cockroach
sidekick. Like all good little robots, Wall-E tirelessly performs the
one function he has been programmed to carry out, even after the reason
for that task no longer exists. Thus, he spends his days dutifully
collecting all the litter generously strewn about the deserted city and
converting it into skyscraper-high mounds of compacted trash. At night,
he wiles away the hours watching an old videotape of "Hello Dolly" and
pining away for a female companion who will alleviate his loneliness
and bring some meaning to his life. Then, one fine day, his dream
becomes a reality when a sleek, sexy little number named Eve - actually
an environmental robot sent from the way station to see if any signs of
life have returned to the planet - shows up unexpectedly in Wall-E's
The early section of the movie, in which Wall-E wordlessly goes about
his business against a haunting backdrop of a decaying infrastructure
and heaps of garbage, has much of the delicate beauty and sense of
wonder we find in the opening moments of "E.T." (whose main character
obviously served as the model for Wall-E). Written and directed by
Andrew Stanton and brought to life by an army of miracle-working
animators too numerous to mention, "Wall-E" is one of those rare films
that, through sheer visual design alone, is able to magically transport
us to the unique little world it's created. The burgeoning romance
between the two mechanical creatures is handled with a great deal of
tenderness and wit, and the film is sprinkled with subtle little
homages to "West Side Story" (in the aerial views of the city), "2001:
A Space Odyssey" and "Titanic" for the more cinematically astute among
us to revel and delight in. In the second half of the movie, "Wall-E"
travels to the spaceship housing the colony of ex-patriot earthlings,
where he encounters problems with a sophisticated computer who wants to
control the humans and prevent them from returning to a planet that
just may be becoming inhabitable once again.
This is a sweet and wistful fable about not only how each individual
must find his own special place in the universe but how we as a species
must cherish and preserve this one special place we all call home. Yet,
for all its rare and wonderful qualities, I wish I could say that I
loved this movie more than I do. For like some of Pixar's other
products, "Wall-E" is more impressive in its visuals than in its
storytelling. Too often in "Wall-E" we feel as if the narrative is
lagging a few paces behind all the technical ingenuity. Indescribably
beautiful as it is to look at, the movie doesn't generate sufficient
conflict and drama to pull us all the way into the story. And for that
reason, "Wall-E," while a true cornucopia of visual delights and easily
one of the most spectacular-LOOKING films ever made, still falls just a
hairsbreadth short of greatness when all is said and done..
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great movie 4 kids an adults to.
Will become an all time classic.
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best movie ever.
A Nutshell Review:
In some strange twist of Fate, the local release of recent Pixar movies
always had us here twiddling our thumbs wondering when it'll finally
make its way to the screens, while we hear the accolades ring from the
rest of the world in marvelling at the quality that Pixar continually
churns out. It's likely that the distributors want to coincide the
release with the local school holidays, but frankly, the money also
comes from the adult crowd, as testament to this full house in one of
the largest screens downtown during a late night screening with nary a
noisy kid in tow.
And I may sound like a broken record, but Pixar has done it again.
Quality stories with quality animation, and it kept the run time to a
manageable under 100 minutes, compared to the previous offering
Ratatouille, which clocked near 120 minutes (or actually felt that
long). I never expected WALL.