Liralen Li (liralen) wrote,
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Wall-E

Jet and John and I went to see Wall-E this afternoon.  The whole gang is a fan of all the Pixar movies.  So we just had to just as soon as we could.

Jet really liked it.  He was kinda bemused by some parts of it, though.  I ended up kind of depressed.

The cartoon at the start was great and totally worth it.

Wall-E and Eve really are as wonderful as the commercials show them to be, though, and I loved how their personalities came out and how they interacted, and the plot was rather fraught, but good and solid.  The continuity was pretty good.

And there were moments that were visually stunning, which really did make me go... wow... the universe is so amazingly beautiful.

There is one very short flash of a funny at the very, very end of the credits, right after the Pixar bouncy little light guy.  So if you want it stay longer than you think you have to.  It's pretty funny, but there's not much to it.



I do wonder, though, if Pixar, as a company, is just really depressed about being a part of the Disney juggernaut now, as wow did they really, really hit commercialism and big company values and... wow. 

And it was really, really heavy handed about the destruction and devastation of Earth by consumerism and throwing everything away.  It was like getting beaten over the head with a 2x4 with all the really, really, really fat people in gravity couches and Jet was like, "Everyone is like a baby.  That's really weird."

The sheer waste of it all just ate at my gut so badly, especially given all the efforts we, as a family and as a church, have been going through lately; but I do know that not everyone gets it.  So maybe it is just me, and I'll be happy if anyone tells me that it was a really good message.  But it just hurt so badly that when the ending credits rolled and they showed the folks fixing things on the Earth, and there was a *happy* ending to it all, I just cried so hard at the supposedly "happy" bits, that I was nearly embarrassed.  I never cry at the sad parts, only when someone's actually doing the right thing...

Jet loved it. 

We both thought the animation was really spectacular.  I loved the dancing through space bit.  But, yeesh.  I was so depressed afterward I'm still kind of stunned by it and hating people in general, even though the people that did figure things out did the right thing when they could but the whole concept of 700 YEARS of everyone living like fat slugs tied into simulations just... ugh.

And both John and I wished they'd done more with the lighter.  It seemed so significant when she first lit it, but then nothing...
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