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Sunday, June 29, 2008


I went to the movies today to go see "Wall-E", Pixar's new animated feature film.

I have to admit, I didn't want to go see it. Infact, I thought it was going to be really lame. I had no idea what to expect, since the trailers and teasers pretty much sucked because it hardly even explained anything. Then when I heard the movie had very little dialogue.. I knew I was in for something extremely boring. I actually considered going to go see "Wanted" since it looks so brainless and mind-numbingly pleasing.

But alas, the majority won and I went to go see "Wall-E" and during the first 15 minutes I knew this was something special. Pixar once again exceeds all expectations and leaps thousands of miles across other rival animation studios.

What makes "Wall-E" so unique? ..shit, where do I start? The movie takes place in the future, when the human race has long since left planet Earth into the shithole they made it to be. After using the Earth's resources for so long and destroying it's wildlife, parks, rivers, and oceans for their personal gain, the human's decided to leave Earth for space.

Now in the future, the human race has become fat, lazy, and stupid (hmm.. kinda like.. nah, it can't be today? Can it?). Advertising, technology, and commercialism have a complete control over the population. This is our world, and we are all Gods in it. In the process, we've lost everything that ever made us human. Nobody walks anymore, we're carried to our desination. Nobody cooks, we all get our food from a 7-11 JUMBO Cup, and nobody loves or knows any kind of compassion because there is a television screen infront of our face 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

This is where "Wall-E" shines the most. The movie is a love story between our mute hero, Wall-E, whom has fallen in love with an even more futuristic robot, Eve. What you'll learn in this movie is that Wall-E and Eve are the human beings in this film. They are the last ones to have a heart. The humans that come out in this film are the robots. They've lost what it's like to fall in love. Wall-E and Eve are the last lovers in universe, and you'll come out of the movie feeling pretty good. Because in the end, love conqures all no matter how grim it looks. :)

You know, before the movie started they showed previews to some really stupid CG animated cartoons that are going to come out. Brainless bullshit movies like "Madagascar 2" with the obnoxious music, and shitty celebrity voices.

It's funny, "Wall-E" doesn't even have A-list voice actors like Jack Black, Ben Stiller, or Angelina Jolie, yet it is far more entertaining, smart, and has a deep personal message to make. After seeing "Ratatouille" and now seeing "Wall-E" it's pretty clear that Pixar is no longer following the rules and I really, really, like that. Dreamworks, Fox, and Universal could learn a lot from these artists. ;)

Anyway, while I was at the movie theater I also decided to get tickets this one other movie that seemed kind of interesting. Maybe you've heard of it?

It's on. ;)

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