A second opinion of ‘Wall-E’

Tue, 07/01/2008 - 4:37pm
By: Michael Boylan

Pixar enters the world of science fiction with this brilliant film about a friendship between robots that crosses the universe and helps humans return to a hospitable Earth.

Director Andrew Stanton (“Finding Nemo”) takes numerous chances with this film – limited dialogue at the beginning of the film, using footage from the movie “Hello Dolly!,” using live action footage, presenting a typical sci-fi view (bleak) of Earth and humanity in what many would consider a kid’s movie – and it all pays off.

Like “Ratatouille” before it, “Wall-E” shoots for the moon, not limiting itself to animated feature conventions (soundtrack featuring today’s hits, pop culture references, celebrity voices) and presents the audience with a transcendent story about finding connections to others.

Though there is nothing inappropriate in the movie, younger viewers won’t understand the story and may find some parts of the film scary (at least my 3-year-old did).

This may be a Pixar movie for adults, but it is also the best movie in theaters right now.

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