This weekend, Hayley and I took a couple of kids to see Wall-E, Pixar’s latest film. Here’s my review. (I’m using the “Ramsey Movie Criteria.”)
Wall-E tells the story of a trash-collecting-then-compacting little robot in the distant future. From all appearances, Wall-E is alone, the last of the trash-bots. Eventually, another robot comes to earth with a specific, classified directive. This robot, named EVE, is far more advanced that Wall-E, but they do develop a sweet little romance that drives the movie forward.
The robot love story is incredibly charming and very sweet and is the main plot of the film. But there’s also the sub-story of the humans and their current standard of living that helps frame the romance. I thought this part of the movie was a little – OK, a lot – heavy-handed, but it was still enjoyable.
The movie is rated G.
This is a little tricky to do with an animated film, but all of the voice performances were very strong. The weakest part of the movie was actually delivered by one of my favorite actors, Fred Willard. It kind of felt like he phoned in his performance for this one. Ah well.
Hayley and I both enjoyed this movie. Even though there was very little dialog, it was sweet, well done and entertaining throughout. We left feeling quite happy.
Pixar’s team consistently delivers masterpieces. It’s unbelievable how amazing they are. And Wall-E ranks up there as one of their finest. You must see this movie.
I give this movie 5 out of 5 stars.