Friday, June 27, 2008

Spoiled By The Rat

Garrett & I went to see Wall-E today. It is a good movie especially concidering that the first third of the movie is almost dialogue free. Unfortunately, I think I've been spoiled by Ratatouille. That movie was just so beyond awesome that no matter how good Wall-E was, it just fell short of the mark I've set in my head.

When Wall-E is good, it is VERY, VERY good. The love story part of the movie is absolutely phenomenal. Unfortunately, it falls a little flat when Wall-E leaves Earth and meets up with the remnants of humanity. It's not bad, but it's nowhere near as good as the robot love story part of the film.

That said, the animation is gorgeous (probably the nicest looking Pixar movie to date) and Wall-E and EVA are awesome characters. Unfortunately, there just aren't a lot of other characters in the movie that I cared about, though the crazy robot gang was funny.

The "Presto" short film that aired before Wall-E was probably my favourite Pixar short film to date. It was absolutely hilarious.

Oh, one other thing. There was a trailer for a movie called "Fly Me To The Moon" before the movie started. It's some CGI movie that's done in 3D. Here's a word of advice: If you have a computer animated movie that looks like something a 15 year old would cobble together on a Mac in his basement, it's probably not a great idea to show the trailer before a Pixar movie. Seriously, it looked like something made in 1998.

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