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Tuesday, July 1, 2008
Wall E Review
The first third of this review will have no dialogue...
You know that feeling when you can tell everyone in the room is smiling? Its not that you can see their faces, but that somehow the power of all the smiles is changing the way the air feels, or something? That's how watching this movie was. You could tell everyone in the packed theater had a big grin on their face.
This movie will charm the fuck out of you. It's like a big charm sandwich with charm cheese, charm beef, and a drizzle of charm vinaigrette. In a good way. I'm sure a lot of work went into every single aspect of this film, but it seems effortless. Unlike Amelie, where you can feel the director trying to get us to react, Wall E seems to be just living his life, and a side effect of it just happens to be that his life charms us all to pieces. People were gasping in the theater right from the beginning. Gasps of charm. Like "Holy fucking shit I can't take this much charm" kind of gasps.
The problem with talking about this movie is that I don't know how much people know about it, so I wouldn't wanna give away some of the key plot points. Let's just say that it starts off really small and then gets really big. Like, really big. But just go watch it, if you haven't already. And don't read anything more about it. Its the best reviewed movie of the year. That's all you need to know.
When we walked out of the movie, all of us had this big, goofy grin on our face. Like, a really uncool grin. I dare you to see this movie and walk out frowning. If you do, the child inside you is dead. You ended up suffocating it while watching Rock of Love. It happens. Go see all the Pixar movies. And Iron Giant. See that one as well. CPR that child back to life. And then make it watch Wall E. It'll have a goofy shit eating grin on its face. I swear it.