Hey dudes. The holidays are upon us, and you'll surely have to buy some cousins or little bro's or your illegitimates some stocking stuffers... what better than something you can enjoy a bit yourself? WALL-E is Pixar's latest brick in the business of animation domination. Obviously, they have the leading films in the space, as I noted in my review of the non-Pixar digital toon, Monster House.
This one is about the last "being" on earth, WALL-E, who's a clunky robot with a fetish for hand holding. In comes EVE, a hard boiled hottie as far as WALL-E's concerned, and he's bound and determined to crack her if it's the last thing he does (or anyone does for that matter). (Note: not to get totally sophomoric on you, but I did find it a little amusing that the female robot was in the shape of an egg and thought it would have added a bit if the male one was a little more sperm-like in shape.) The movie has its challenges since there's hardly a single word of dialogue, and it's subject matter is primarily a statement on the human condition (or ultimate lack of conditioning).
FilmBender is Funny Movie Reviews. So I'm not sure the kids are going to absolutely love this heady movie, but it may set the stage for some serious questions that you can field and no doubt impress yourself with having an intellectual edge over your audience. Or, if you find that topic a little challenging, maybe just gift this director's other flick, Finding Nemo, and try to explain your way around the death of Nemo's mom in the first five minutes. Yeah... that's what I thought. Just stick with WALL-E and make up some sh*t about space and time and the meaning of life.