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IG-64
06-28-2008, 07:12 AM
I'm a huge Pixar fan. I just watched this last night, and it's shaping up to be one of my favorites. I don't know if it's the kind of movie kids will enjoy as much, but I certainly did. It was much slower paced than most kids films these days, but to me that's partly what made it so great (a la 2001: A Space Odyssey, to which it acknowledged in several different ways). It wasn't perfect, there is one thing that bothered me:
The fat people. I can take all of the environmentalist and anti-consumerist messages and move on, but the fact that everyone was fat and lazy just bothered me. Plus, all of those scenes just weren't that great and took time away from an otherwise amazing movie to me, and that was a bummer.However, once I got over that, the movie was awesome. Great characters, interesting plot, amazing visuals. Despite some smudges on the sheen, it was another amazing experience from Pixar, and up there with my favorites.

RoxStar
06-28-2008, 08:52 AM
It looks so good! Too bad Mr Wally isn't here to see it with me :(

Lightsaberboy
06-28-2008, 09:54 AM
how much voice acting is in it? from the trailers it doesn't seem like wally does much talking, so i figure most of it's from side characters like humans.

Samuel Dravis
06-28-2008, 07:02 PM
Not much talking at all, and most of that is the two robots saying each other's names.

I really liked it!

Inyri
06-28-2008, 08:11 PM
There was a lot of body language, facial expressions, and little chirpy noises that expressed what the characters were thinking and feeling. The fact that they didn't need dialogue made it all the more impressive to me.

Great film. Definitely going to win some awards.

Achilles
06-29-2008, 12:22 AM
I'm leaving in a few moments for my 5th viewing. I promised the kids that we'd see it again tomorrow after they get back from their mom's house. I plan on seeing it at least once more after than at the Cine Capri (AZ's largest non-IMAX theater).

The Incredibles and Finding Nemo still hold the top spots but WALL*E is giving Monsters, Inc a serious run for third place in my list if favorite Pixar films.

Mike Windu
06-29-2008, 01:11 PM
No Ratatouille, Achilles?

I haven't seen this yet, but I am planning on doing so real soon.

TiE23
06-29-2008, 01:16 PM
I'm gonna leave to go see it soon. But funny, I just realized that I've seen all the Pixar movies many times, but never once watched Rataouille, even when we own the DVD.

Achilles
06-29-2008, 01:35 PM
Ratatouille was very good, but not one of my top 3. :)

Interesting how closely the story maps to the monomyth.


The Call to Adventure - WALL*E's decision to leave Earth to follow EVE. EVE's ship acts as "The Herald".

Supernatural Aid - EVE. Many of her features appear magical (especially to WALL*E).

Crossing the First Threshold - Breaking through the barrier of satellites.

Rebirth - WALL*E recharging during the Sol fly-by.

The Road of Trials - the "dream scape" journey to the Axiom.

Marriage - Union between WALL*E and EVE, but this doesn't take place until the end of the movie.

Apotheosis - Specifically, WALL*E on the lido deck right before he decided to chase EVE up the garbage chute. And/Or the scene in the Axiom's garbage dump.

The Magic Flight - Axiom warping back to Earth

Rescue from Without - Duh.

The Crossing of the Return Threshold - Axiom returning to Earth and landing.

Freedom to Live - The plant get's planted. Happily ever after, etc, etc.

Love that they were able to apply the hero's journey in such an unconventional way.

Jeff
06-29-2008, 02:02 PM
I thought it was great, definitely one of my top Pixar movies. I'd definitely see it again. I couldn't believe I was in a small theater though, I saw it at the midnight showing at the theater in the mall that has 25 theaters and we were in one of the small ones. :/

DarthAve
06-29-2008, 03:13 PM
I haven't seen it yet. It looks good, and I generally enjoy Pixar's work, especially if there's a cute little short accompaning the movie. Money's tight though, and I still haven't seen Get Smart.... I will if I can scrap some change together and still have enough for Dark Knight... There are too many interesting movies out this summer.

Dath Maximus
06-29-2008, 07:09 PM
I haven't seen it yet. It looks good, and I generally enjoy Pixar's work, especially if there's a cute little short accompaning the movie. Money's tight though, and I still haven't seen Get Smart.... I will if I can scrap some change together and still have enough for Dark Knight... There are too many interesting movies out this summer.

mug someone and steal the money

DarthAve
06-29-2008, 08:06 PM
mug someone and steal the money

You influence me in all the wrong ways...

I have heard good thingsabout Wall-e. Especially when a kids movie has older people generating buzz.... but Pixar does do that with every movie. I'll make an order to see it someday before I die..

Dath Maximus
06-29-2008, 08:11 PM
You influence me in all the wrong ways...



and?

TiE23
06-29-2008, 11:30 PM
Brilliant movie, fat people was a little freaky, and I realized: There are no one but adults in the 25-35 year-old range, and little babies and very young children in the sub five-year old range. No old people, no children, no teenagers... just saying.

Must see movie in any case. I think this may be my favorite Pixar movie next to The Incredibles.

My list:
WALL-E
The Incredibles
Monsters Inc.
Finding Nemo
Cars
Bugs Life, Toy Story one and two are out of consideration.
Haven't seen Ratatouille.

Kain
06-30-2008, 12:51 AM
My fiance' thinks the little bugger is cute. I want to punt it like a football...mostly out of spite towards her...

Commander Obi-Wan
06-30-2008, 03:21 AM
I saw Wanted instead. Twice.

I'll probably see it Wall•E though. :p

ET Warrior
06-30-2008, 03:38 AM
blech. Wanted was awful. And not in a pleasant gun-porn awful way. Just awful.

IG-64
06-30-2008, 01:44 PM
Brilliant movie, fat people was a little freaky, and I realized: There are no one but adults in the 25-35 year-old range, and little babies and very young children in the sub five-year old range. No old people, no children, no teenagers... just saying.

Must see movie in any case. I think this may be my favorite Pixar movie next to The Incredibles.

My list:
WALL-E
The Incredibles
Monsters Inc.
Finding Nemo
Cars
Bugs Life, Toy Story one and two are out of consideration.
Haven't seen Ratatouille.
Yeah, I noticed the same thing. There were a few old people in there, if you look closely (not including the one in the hover chair in the video). They're hard to see because they look about the same except for the hair. I have a theory as to why there were no kids besides babies. I'm sure they wanted to stay as far away from the whole childhood obesity issue as possible, especially in a (technical) kids movie.

Also, my list.... well, I don't think a list would work very good, because I like them all. :p
All I can say is that A Bug's Life was my least favorite. It's been so long since I've seen it, but I don't remember thinking it was anything special. I remember coming out of both WALL-E and Finding Nemo with a memorably happy feeling, so I might put those at the top, but I enjoyed all the others about as much. You should watch Ratatouille, it was good.

blech. Wanted was awful. And not in a pleasant gun-porn awful way. Just awful.
I'm glad to hear that... it looked awful.

Mike Windu
07-01-2008, 01:51 AM
I saw it, and I thought it was fantastic. This movie will definitely grow on me.

I can never shake the "man it's almost as good as Finding Nemo" feeling though.

I just think Finding Nemo was the pinnacle of Pixar success. Damned if they aren't trying to up the ante every time, though.

Wanted was also good.

Achilles
07-01-2008, 03:18 AM
I can never shake the "man it's almost as good as Finding Nemo" feeling though.

I just think Finding Nemo was the pinnacle of Pixar success. Damned if they aren't trying to up the ante every time, though.Nemo was the last movie that this director did for Pixar :)

Andrew Stanton
WALL*E
Finding Nemo
A Bug's Life (co-director)

Brad Bird
Ratatouille
The Incredibles

John Lasseter
Toy Story
Toy Story 2
A Bug's Life (co-director)
Cars

Pete Docter
Monsters, Inc.

Tony Andrews
07-02-2008, 10:50 AM
Walle is my new favorite pixar film. The movie was so awesome!

IG-64
07-02-2008, 06:05 PM
Walle is my new favorite pixar film. The movie was so awesome!

Cool, welcome to the Swamp. :)

I'm having a hard time deciding whether this is my favorite one. I'll have to see it again.

Pho3nix
07-03-2008, 03:34 PM
I just learned that WALL•E premieres September 5th in Finland. :(

My country sucks.

Dath Maximus
07-03-2008, 04:59 PM
I just learned that WALL•E premieres September 5th in Finland. :(

My country sucks.

i could have told you it sucked just by it being finland

Pho3nix
07-03-2008, 05:14 PM
i could have told you it sucked just by it being finland
Who are you and what have you done with the real Dath?

Dath Maximus
07-03-2008, 05:35 PM
Who are you and what have you done with the real Dath?

the hell kind of homo question is that?

Det. Bart Lasiter
07-03-2008, 06:05 PM
a finnish homo question

Dath Maximus
07-03-2008, 06:23 PM
a finnish homo question

exactly

Pho3nix
07-03-2008, 07:22 PM
the hell kind of homo question is that?
a finnish homo question
Yeah... no homo.

Dath Maximus
07-03-2008, 08:00 PM
Yeah... no homo.

yes you are

and not just in latin

Lady Jedi
07-03-2008, 10:37 PM
Bad Dath! Behave yourself!

I'm not asking you to be nice, just stay at least in the vicinity of the topic.

:)

IG-64
07-03-2008, 11:43 PM
Yeah, somehow this went from a Pixar film to Finnish homosexuals... ain't seein the connection.

I still haven't seen this again, I hope to go with my dad and my brother this weekend, they haven't seen it yet. Still waiting for my figures to get here from toys r us :p

Darth Groovy
07-04-2008, 02:19 AM
*pops head in* Am I the only miserable old fart that has grown tired of a computer animated kids movie coming out every 90 days? *throws something at the floor and disappears in a cloud of smoke*

Ray Jones
07-04-2008, 02:52 AM
Come on, Groovster. They're so cheap to produce, we must like them, so the industry gets mo' money.

IG-64
07-04-2008, 03:48 AM
*pops head in* Am I the only miserable old fart that has grown tired of a computer animated kids movie coming out every 90 days? *throws something at the floor and disappears in a cloud of smoke*
Heck, I have computer graphics is my career choice, and I still get tired of it. Most of them are just the same old stuff. Some of them are good, a lot of them aren't.

Pixar, however, is different. They do come out with at least one movie per year, but they are surprisingly reliable in their brilliance. There are probably several Pixar films on my list of favorite movies.

Darth Groovy
07-04-2008, 03:58 AM
Come on, Groovster. They're so cheap to produce, we must like them, so the industry gets mo' money.

At what point do we run out of talking creatures in ridiculous situations to make movies out of. They don't entertain me that much because it is the same thing over and over. A talking Gecko sells insurance. What the hell ever happened to cartoons?

Det. Bart Lasiter
07-04-2008, 04:09 AM
At what point do we run out of talking creatures in ridiculous situations to make movies out of. They don't entertain me that much because it is the same thing over and over. A talking Gecko sells insurance. What the hell ever happened to cartoons?http://i27.tinypic.com/2hdbq00.jpg

Ray Jones
07-04-2008, 04:35 AM
At what point do we run out of talking creatures in ridiculous situations to make movies out of. They don't entertain me that much because it is the same thing over and over. A talking Gecko sells insurance. What the hell ever happened to cartoons?They ran out of ideas how a talking bunny could boot the talking duck out of business.

Pho3nix
07-04-2008, 04:40 AM
Yeah, somehow this went from a Pixar film to Finnish homosexuals...
Heh, yep. This can only happen in the swamp.

Ray Jones
07-04-2008, 05:03 AM
You have never been to Aresen, obviously.

Dath Maximus
07-04-2008, 08:41 AM
Bad Dath! Behave yourself!

I'm not asking you to be nice, just stay at least in the vicinity of the topic.

:)

hey, i have you know that my comments WERE based on the topic on hand, he pointed out that wall e didnt come out untill sept 5, then i pointed out its cause finland is gay for not releasing the movie on time, so i was on topic

boo yah!!!

now then...lets wander to the bar and dath will buy you a drink, one thing will no doubt lead to another, we'll have hot nasty mildly drunken sex, and the next morn we'll make comments about gay finland and then go our seperate ways, never to talk about it again

Achilles
07-04-2008, 11:24 AM
Pixar, however, is different. They do come out with at least one movie per year, but they are surprisingly reliable in their brilliance. Slight correction: Pixar only releases one movie per year.

Unfortunately, all the other movie studios (that tried to cash in on the market that Pixar single-handily created) have flooded the market with crap.

Rogue Nine
07-04-2008, 01:13 PM
And Dath wonders why he's single. :rolleyes:

I think this very well might be my favorite Pixar movie of all time. Finding Nemo and The Incredibles were awesome in their own right, but I'm just such a sucker for romance. http://9.echonetwork.net/Crap/Oh_Internet/emot-3.gif

Dath Maximus
07-04-2008, 09:04 PM
And Dath wonders why he's single.



i'm not

Pho3nix
07-05-2008, 12:31 PM
You have never been to Aresen, obviously.
That was...before my time.
hey, i have you know that my comments WERE based on the topic on hand, he pointed out that wall e didnt come out untill sept 5, then i pointed out its cause finland is gay for not releasing the movie on time, so i was on topic
Exactly. I can't believe I'm actually defending Dath.

EnderWiggin
07-05-2008, 01:14 PM
And Dath wonders why he's single. :rolleyes:

I think this very well might be my favorite Pixar movie of all time. Finding Nemo and The Incredibles were awesome in their own right, but I'm just such a sucker for romance. http://9.echonetwork.net/Crap/Oh_Internet/emot-3.gif

This was the best Pixar movie ever, IMHO.

I really enjoyed it - and I saw it with a group of guys.

Just wait until I get home and I can go see it with my girlfriend ;)

_EW_

BongoBob
07-06-2008, 10:37 PM
Just got back from seeing it, and I really think this is my favorite Pixar movie. I loved how they created 2 characters that without really being able to speak, were still able to convey such emotions.

EnderWiggin
07-06-2008, 11:21 PM
I loved how they created 2 characters that without really being able to speak, were still able to convey such emotions.

QFE.

_EW_

Joetheeskimo
07-07-2008, 10:35 PM
Just saw this one too. I loved it. It had a completely different feel from the latest Pixar movies, which, IMHO, have taken a drop in quality recently. Wall-E has redeemed my respect for Pixar.

Lady Jedi
07-21-2008, 02:51 AM
*bump*

Just saw this one yesterday, and it is just incredible. The score, the characters, CG cinematography, all of it. Brilliant.

I can't think of a Pixar movie that has been a disappointment, but this one goes beyond great for me. Smile worthy the whole way through, which is more than I can say for a lot of the recent animated movies.

Did anybody catch what Wall-E is an acronym for? My niece was asking me a question and I totally missed it. :xp:

TiE23
07-21-2008, 03:23 AM
Did anybody catch what Wall-E is an acronym for? My niece was asking me a question and I totally missed it. :xp:
Waste Allocation Load Lifter Earth-Class (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wall-e#Plot)

Aaahhh, Wikipedia, what would we do without ye?

leXX
08-04-2008, 05:27 PM
I saw this in Universal Studios Cineplex, and I have to say it completely blew me away. I really wasn't expecting it to be so good. It is my second fav Pixar film just behind The Incredibles.