Movie Review: WALL-E
It's good to be back. I wanted to come back with something positive for you. So here's my review of the movie "WALL-E" by Pixar and Disney (their last outing together?). I didn't think "Ratatouille" could be surpassed. I was wrong. "WALL-E" is truly something for everyone. It's humor is simple enough for kids, but the story is much deeper than that. It's rare for cartoons to be used as more than extended commercials for new toys and another hot DVD item for Christmas. I think movies serve a few functions. They teach, remind, entertain, and move. Does "WALL-E" do any of these? Yes. Through the process of anthromorphisation, two robots basically tell a human love story. It does have something to teach about caring for the environment, but it's not as pronounced as some would say it is. I was moved not just by Wall-E's slap stick humor, but by the use of his environment. It's so simple. It doesn't take much to make a great movie. With little dialogue and two characters, we see something about the better part of ourselves. This is where the reminder comes in. Some movies (Like "WANTED") remind us of how cruel and unusual we are. Some remind us of the simple joys of holding someone's hand and fighting for something important. This is the latter. This movie does remind us of the better parts of ourselves. Not to sound too indulgent, I once wrote a poem for a friend called "The Better Parts of You" and I wanted to quote it here:
The unshakeable memory of our encounter
your aroma and impression
Here are the better
parts of you.
Who knew two robots could remind me of what it's like to be human? Great film, I give it an A+ Oh, and it's very entertaining.