Friday, June 27, 2008

Don't wait....

...go see Wall E. Right now. Don't even read the rest of the blog. It will still be here when you get back, and you'll thank me later.

Go now!

Okay, now that you've seen what is easily the best movie of the year, let's talk about it a little. So what was good about the film?

Let's see, we have an absolutely adorable main character who is easy to relate to. And somehow, even without a face covered in skin, manages to portray many emotions. We've got a fun storyline, that, even though set in the future, manages to poke gentle fun at our current culture. Stunningly beautiful art that is at once realistic and cartoony. Brilliant music. Gripping storyline.

What was bad? This film almost broke my heart for about five minutes. I was so wrapped up in the story and the characters that a part of the movie near the end very nearly ripped my heart out of my chest. You know the part I'm talking about.

Really, I don't think any movie I see this year will top Wall E. I went in to the movie with high expectations, and they weren't just met, they were exceeded. I'm excited for the next Batman movie, and I'm looking forward to a couple other films, but none of them will top Wall E.

Oh, and the Pixar short movie at the beginning? Brilliantly funny.

I'm going again tomorrow. I can't help it.


julie said...

I'm glad you enjoyed the show and that it exceeded your expectations! Sorry, but I didn't listen to you and didn't go out immediately to see the show. Part of that is due to me being in a town without a movie theatre, but honestly, I wouldn't have anyway. I'm not the leave-in-the-middle-of-reading-blogs-to-go-to-a-theatre type. I'll try to see this one based on your recommendation. Thanks.

Madman said...

Well, I'll forgive you this once, but only because you're in a town where they don't have a movie theater.