So I saw WALL-E today. We got to the theater only 10 minutes before the show started, so we ended up having to sit in the third row. During the previews I thought it was going to be a pain in the ass seeing anything. Once the movie started it wasn’t that bad as long as there wasn’t text or anything on the screen. If this movie was subtitled my head would have exploded.
As always, Pixar’s CG was insane. As someone who does CG as a hobby, I’m floored every time I see their work. WALL-E was a very cool character, and was surprisingly expressive for a robot that wasnt all cartoony.
Overall I thought that the movie was fantastic, but for me, there were a few negatives. First, I didn’t really like some of the lecture-like messaging in the movie which essentially boils down to “dont screw up the environment, and dont get fat.” Second, I didn’t really like the awkward addition of live action on the screens in WALL-E. It just kind of took me out of the fully 3d world.
Aside from that, it was a fantastic movie. Among the best they’ve produced.