Starring: Ben Burtt, Elissa Knight, Jeff Garlin
Directed by: Andrew Stanton
Written By: Andrew Stanton, Jim Reardon
Rating: G (US) Running Time: 1 hr 38 min
Wall-E is arguably Pixar’s best film to date. An easily accessible eco message, and cautionary tale about over consumerism that never feels overly preachy. Centered around a wonderful little garbage robot – designation, Wall-E. Stuck on Earth to clean up the mess long after the human race has left the planet they destroyed.
There is so much to enjoy here, but what I especially appreciated was the thought and design detail that went into creating this world, and the robot characters at the center of this story. From the barren wasteland on Earth, to the bright colors of the Axiom space liner. Every element of this film seems carefully crafted, and lovingly presented. Wall-E’s utilitarian function, versus Eve’s slick design. It’s all beautifully animated, and at the same time heart warming and very funny. Wall-E is as close to perfect as you can get in my humble opinion.
If you’ve some how never seen this, but have enjoyed other Pixar movies, then you’ll have no trouble with this film. It’s suitable for kids of all ages – 3 to 90!
This is such a beautifully crafted film. So if your local theater was screening this again certainly try to make that showing. At home, add the HD version to your collection as you’ll want to re-watch this one from time to time.
Best moment for me:
When Eve and Wall-E are flying/dancing through space together to Thomas Newman’s superb score. It just looks and sounds fantastic.