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Starring: The voices of: Fred Willard, Jeff Garlin, Ben Burtt, Elissa Knight, Sigourney Weaver
MPAA Rated: G
Released By: Disney Pictures / Pixar
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Kiddie Movie: It's supposed to be for them, I just hope they can get through 40 minutes of no talking.
Date Movie: My BFF liked it more than I did.  It almost might be a Pixar chick-flick.
Gratuitous Sex: Um, no.
Gratuitous Violence: Only the slightest in a cartoon kind of way.
Action: There's some catching and flying.
Laughs: There are some laughs.
Memorable Scene: Everytime Wall-E is trying to make his "moves" on Eve.
Memorable Quote: Nah.
Directed By: Andrew Stanton
Produced By: Jim Morris

A Movie Review

MPAA Rated - G

It's 1:43 Long

A Review by
The Dude on the Right
There are times, after seeing a movie, when I really wonder what is wrong with me. Usually it harkens to my being King of "The Land of the Easily Amused," therefore loving a comedy that most everyone else hates.  But, this time, after seeing "Wall-E," for whatever reason, maybe I had things on my mind, maybe it was my time of the month, or maybe the person a few seats from me, who seemed overly amused by nearly every scene in the movie, just bugged the living daylights out of me, but, in the realm of Pixar movies, and I seem to be about the only one in movie-review land with this opinion, I really didn't care for "Wall-E" that much, although I did like it better than "A Bugís Life."

Anyway, the story is very simple on one level, yet totally complex on another. In simplicities take, we have Wall-E, a trash compactor robot, left on Earth to clean up the garbage left behind. But Wall-E doesnít just follow his prime directive, nope Wall-E has developed a sort of wonderment about the trash he collects, is smart enough to save replacement parts from defective robots, has developed a romantic side, and other than his little friend, a cockroach, his life is quite boring. Enter a scary spaceship bringing another robot, in this case Eve. Eveís prime directive is to see if there is any plant life on Earth, but she is inquisitive as well, and the two robots become smitten with each other. The problem comes when Eve finds some plant life, "shuts down," and then her spaceship comes to take her away. Wall-E canít lose the love of his life, so, he catches a ride on her spaceship, finds himself on the Mother Ship, and in his continued pursuit of getting Eve to hold his robot hand, discovers a conspiracy on the part of the Mother Ship, but then, with the help of Eve and the good Captain (voiced by Jeff Garlin), they all work to save Earth.

This, of course, is the simple story.

On the complex side of the story there are undertones of giant corporations taking over America, our continued polluting of the Earth, which, one day, will deem it uninhabitable, and how our lifeís are becoming so centered around creature comforts and technology (think two girls in the back seat of a car, texting each other rather than actually talking to each other), that we forget that life has a human side and sometimes it can be fun to discover things, whether those things are new, or have been right in front of our faces the entire time.

And so I hate to get too deep with what, at its heart, is a nice, little, love story, even if the two main characters pretty much only develop their feelings for each other through actions, and not words.  The Pixar people, however, do know that there is one thing that will always show feelings, and that are the eyes, because Eve is given a "computer screen" showing her blue eyes, and even though Wall-E's eyes canít really change shape, a simple lean of his head and a change in pupil size, well, we know what he is thinking.

Okay, fine, you loved the movie, I know you did, everyone seems to love it, but like I said, for whatever reason, and maybe it was also the lack of dialogue that did it in for me, my rating gives it 3 stars out of 5. However, to be fair as I am sometimes wont to do, since everyone else loves it with their 5 star ratings, and visually, the Pixar people never cease to amaze me, Iíll average stuff together and give "Wall-E" 4 stars out of 5.

Thatís it for this one! Iím The Dude on the Right!! L8R!!!


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