The wife took the kids to see it today, said they were pretty bored and that there wasn't enough to keep them interested during the first 15 minutes and too many messages intended for adults.
I'll pick it up on BluRay when it's released... I usually like Pixar stuff and my son's favorite movie is Cars, so I was hoping for another big hit with the kids. Oh well, not that important for them to like movies anyway, they don't get to watch a lot of TV.
I just saw it an hour ago. Extremely disappointing :frown:
It was hands down the worst Disney/Pixar Movie to date. (And yes I've seen them all and loved them)
It was cute but there wasn't any dialog for almost an hour I honestly think I could've written the script.
The thing that ruined it most for me was the "green message" that seems so prevalent these days. Even "The Happening" was based around hurting the earth/global warming. I honestly think some rich guy paid them off to make this green propaganda movie. It was so uncharacteristic of a Disney/Pixar film and sticks out amongst their other previous movies like a sore thumb. Its not clever enough for adult viewers and not entertaining enough for the children. See Kung Fu Panda instead.
However, the pixar short movie in the beginning was absolutely fantastic.
Took the family yesterday and enjoyed it. My daughter (6 year old) cracked up in quite a few parts. I'm the least "green" person I know and even I liked the social commentary aspect - which goes deeper than just environmentalism.
My wife and I watched it this weekend and loved it.
A lot of the themes may have flown over the head of some kids, that's for sure. I loved the fact that the first 30-45 minutes didn't have any dialogue and that the emotions were conveyed through expressions and actions, great!
The references to 2001: A Space Odyssey where fun bonuses!!
At the end of the day it was a really great cutesy love story with a number of laughs.
I'm a huge Pixar fan (not to mention that I used to be an animator), but have to say I was disappointed with Wall-e. Loved the first half, lost interest during the second. Not sure if I'd consider it Pixar's worse film (didn't like A Bug's Life either), but it was probably the most disappointing given how much I loved the Wall-e character. My wife felt the same way.
As always, the quality of animation and rendering is top notch. That said, I wasn't crazy about Wall-e's human characters...and what was the deal with the live action segments? Did not work.
While watching the movie, I mourned the fact that I won't be around in 700 years. Just imagining the wonders that will be discovered in the future (what will be the new ipod, the new interent, the new food, the new transportation, the new scientific discoveries, etc?) made me wish I could live on.
Then I sat back and thought, energy crisis, overpopulation, crime and realized that "the best is yet to come" isn't really true.
The "best" is right now! Being with the people I love now is as good as it gets. :smile: wall*e helped me remember that. :smile:
took the kids the other day..It was the first movie my 3 year old girl didn't fall asleep half way through...BTW, she is only 2 when we go to the movies:wink: lol.... It was ok, not bad not great...I can't believe the fat people aren't protesting this movie though the message I got more then anything was that if you are lazy you are fat...Pretty weird for a kids movie to show that in an over the top kinda way..