98 Min | Animation – Adventure – Romance | July 2008
IMDB Rating: 8.5
Director: Andrew Stanton
Starring: Ben Burtt, Elissa Knight, Jeff Garlin
WALL·E Review: WALL·E, Pixar’s latest film, is about a robot named WALL·E, who is the only thing left on earth with some sort of emotion. He meets another robot named EVE, and the trip begins. It’s hard to describe in words how incredible I personally find this film. The animation is flawless. Absolutely flawless. Especially on earth and the robots. It looks real. Much of the time it’s impossible to tell whether or not it is real. The few slightly-shaky styled shots that appear a few times in WALL·E only makes the animation that much more amazing and realistic. The humans are really good, too, while not realistic in the sense of you seeing it right now in real life, but they do have a realistic feel to them.
The story of WALL·E is brilliant. There are many little things in the film that have so much meaning to them. There are things that will be nostalgic to older viewers, and things that younger viewers will love to look at. However, it does steer for the cheesy, cliche aspects of a child’s film, yet still remaining a completely G-rated film. Literally, everyone. There are things in it every person can enjoy, no matter who they are. It has obvious homages to Stanley Kubrick’s “2001: A Space Odyssey”, and any adult who remembers seeing that film will notice this. WALL-E is such a lovable character. I’ve never felt so much emotion for one character. He will definitely go down in history as iconic as Darth Vader, or Indiana Jones.
In WALL·E, EVE is very fun and interesting. One scene in particular, with her, was so beautiful, that my eyes got teary. Her chemistry with WALL-E is so oddly perfect. They are so different in appearance and personality, yet they work so well together. The other robots are all lovable, except for the “enemy” robots, who still add much depth to the film. In particular, M-O was the cutest, obviously not counting WALL-E. Pixar has always made great animation films. But this, without a doubt, tops all of their own films, and most other films. It restores faith in the animation films. It captures the magic and wonder as past Disney films, which is something I have not seen in most modern animation films. It deserves it more than anything. This is one of greatest achievements in cinematic history, and I encourage everyone to see WALL·E.