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Am I the only one who loved it?
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Date: 7/13/08 9:25 PM

I love Pixar -- especially since when left to its own devices, Disney just makes bad sequels to classics like Cinderella and the Jungle Book and Lady and the Tramp -- and I was so excited to see WALL-E! Did you know that they dragged the man who did R2D2's "voice" out of retirement to do WALL-E's "voice"?

I was reading some reviews on line, and it seems like everyone's upset because there was so little dialogue. It makes me wonder if they actually *watched* the movie. I didn't think it needed dialogue! It was creative and adorable without being goofy and overdone.

I just giggled through the whole thing -- I loved the references to the musicals, I loved watching WALL-E play with all of the stuff he came across, and my favorite was the scene where he blasts himself through space with a fire extinguisher! And, of course, John Ratzenberger made his cameo and all was right with the world!

...I guess I just don't understand how you wouldn't get it just because there isn't much dialogue. But I do think it's actually a pretty mature movie, and I can understand why younger kids would be bored by it. (I have a friend who has a 7-year-old and a 9-year-old and they hated it.)

Anyway...other points of view?

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Date: 7/13/08 9:36 PM

My teen daughter and I went to see it last weekend and loved it... such a sweet story.

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I was laughing because of the character that's missing from all the previews and commercials... guess it's hard to make a cockroach adorable in a 30-second spot, huh?


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Date: 7/13/08 10:41 PM

I loved it, too. The opening scenes on earth were so touchingly evocative of Wall-E's loneliness.

I think a lot of people couldn't connect with it because they perceived it as an environmentalist harangue. Too bad for them.

You might like this interview with the director.

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Date: 7/13/08 10:42 PM

I loved it, though I almost feel I need to watch it again to "get" it. The first time through there was just too much to take in and think about and look at. So, so amazing. I especially want to see the dance scene again on the big screen.

We actually took the 1st-3rd grade class at church to see it and the general vote from the (all boys) group was "eh - not bad but Kung Fu Panda was better." Ok, understand that. I really didn't see it as a kids movie. Safe for kids to watch, enjoyable even, but not Cars or Toy Story. That's ok, from all I can tell it wasn't supposed to be a real kid's movie anyway. Their next one ("Up," I believe) looks to be more kid oriented and I'm pretty sure Toy Story III is on the drawing boards so I don't mind them shooting for the older crowd for now.

And LOVED EVE. I so wish I could solve problems like she does. Her scene with the ships was just fantastic. :)

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Date: 7/13/08 11:12 PM

I love WALL-E too--it's the best animated movie I've seen in a long time.

Dh and I took our kids (ages 3, 6, and 9) and they all enjoyed it. My three year old especially. I do think that dh and I were the only ones who really got it at all levels.

It does make you really think about the direction we are going in terms of taking care of our planet (and ourselves). . . but I don't think that's a bad thing. We need to start thinking about those things (and doing something about it).

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Date: 7/13/08 11:39 PM

I loved it too!! And loved the message as well. My kids also enjoyed it and thought it clever that they could relay the story without all the dialog

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Date: 7/14/08 8:34 AM

I thought it was one of the best movies I've seen in a long time. Certainly it is the best of 2008 so far. It's definitely on the "buy" list when it comes out on DVD. I may go to see it again to catch the little things I missed the first time.

And I just LOVED their use of Sigourney Weaver as the voice of the computer. Classic!
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Date: 7/14/08 1:55 PM

OK, yayy, I feel much better! =)

Yeah, I didn't think it had as heavy a "hammer" as some movies do...meaning, they hammer hammer hammer the moral into your head. Cars was a little heavy on the hammer -- but cute nonetheless. Monsters, Inc takes the cake as my favorite (Kitty!), closely followed by Toy Story and The Incredibles.

Toy Story III, huh? I honestly liked II as much as I liked the first one. I haven't heard anything about Up. I'll keep my ears open. =)

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