Thursday, June 26, 2008

Ding! Ding!

Wall-E is going to be a very, very different kind of movie.

I made very a happy noises (see above) when I read this (from this quotation of Josh Hurst's thoughts on Jeff Overstreet's blog):
But even more than a great work of sci-fi, this is a great work of cinema. WALL•E is Pixar’s boldest, bravest film yet, opening with half an hour in which no dialogue occurs. Much of the story is told, then, only through images, and in this regard, it’s the most sophisticated and subtle film Pixar has yet made. There are moments of inspired visual humor, and of poignant visual metaphors. There are small gestures and little moments that say more than a script ever could. It’s so gloriously evocative, surely it deserves to be called poetry.

3 comments:

Katie said...

I've been wondering about it. Somehow it reminds me of scenes from 2001 A Space Odyssey, which I really didn't like. It could be I didn't like it because I went to see it as a kid with the rest of the family. I fell asleep in the beginning to men in space suits floating around. I woke up HOURS later and still space men were floating around. I really don't think I'll feel that way about Wall-e but the fear is there.

stan said...

It's totally worth seeing. I think it's one of Pixar's best, and definitely one of the best animated movies I have ever seen. Reading the reviews and Overstreet's interview with the director gave me a great insight into the film - that it is supposed to be a love story, not a preachy message about the environment and overconsumption. And it's definitely not a boring space movie, either.

Go see it, if you haven't already. Go see it twice.

mr. Tim said...

I haven't seen it yet. Though I intend on doing so.

Sounds like it will be a wonderful film.