Friday, July 18, 2008

Wall-E saved the evening (as well as the planet)

I don’t use this blog to review films mainly because I hardly see anything these days other than children’s movies.

But having just come back from seeing Wall-E it is worth a mention. There has been a lot of coverage of the green message – the idea that as a race we fly off to space having filled the earth up with rubbish. But there were so many things going on here with a sprinkling of sci-fi (2001 came to mind), some Orwellian Big brother and a fair dose of Huxley.

I came away having felt guilty for eating too much popcorn – one of the main sub messages of the film seemed to me to be about obesity – but smiling after watching a film that manages to tackle some big ideas with real personality. If you have children then it’s worth going to and if you are a fan of Pixar and its animation then it is also worth sitting in front of. Those reviews that have praised it highly are right, mind you the length is slightly too long as Pixar always seem to stretch their films, because overall this was a pleasure.

Back to books tomorrow…

2 comments:

patrick said...

Wall-E totally looks like the robot from "Short Circuit"... minus the cheesy 80's style of course

Simon Quicke said...

near the end as a child behind me burst into tears it reminded me more of ET. In fact the more I think about it this was ET in reverse with the long necked little creature leading the lost earthlings home. At least I walked out with dry eyes this time around.