WALL•E Review, Put on Your Sunday Clothes

Wow, just wow. I just got back from a screening of the new Disney/Pixar Movie WALL•E and once again Pixar has amazed me beyond belief. For those who haven’t seen this movie yet, I’ll try to keep this post void of spoilers.

The Basic Plot

WALL•E sets the stage by showing an Earth overrun by consumerism and an Earth incapable of maintaining life as we know it. Those humans that remain in existence construct an ingenious plan to leave the planet Earth and wait for their WALL•E robots to remove all the pollution which is hindering life growth. Over the following 700 years, a single WALL•E remains in operation and continues to fulfill its robotic duties. However, unlike the traditionally robot we know, this interesting little fellow seems to have adapted humanistic characteristics which he learned from watching a VHS version of Hello Dolly. This is when the true story unfolds.

Now please don’t just think this is a child’s movie because it truly isn’t. Any age child, adult, old-folk can enjoy this movie. Standing back and realizing the true work of art this film is, makes it even more of an excellent film, specially since much of the movie is silent (of voice).

Reaction

One instance that surprised me was the fact that the creators used Broadway music in this movie (and they used it very well). Some musical minded people might have noticed what was WALL•E was watching and humming during the movie. Of course, he was watching Hello Dolly and was humming the song Put on You Sunday Clothes (for those who are wondering, the love song is It Only Takes A Moment). Jerry Herman himself explains his reaction very well. stating, “It really blew me away. You’re talking to someone still in a haze. I couldn’t believe how beautifully the songs expressed the entire intent of the film.” Later he explained, ” [I was] not aware of how the songs were going to be used”; [I] was thinking something along the lines of background music.” Oddly enough the pieces that were used fit fantastically into the movie’s vibe.

Another topic this movie brings up is “Where are we headed?” In the current era we are in now, most people could not watch this movie without thinking, “This might just be where we are headed.” Bringing this revelation to our minds could even have the power to change how we think and how we treat our planet and life on our planet.

Hopefully everybody checks out WALL•E in theaters before its DVD release on November 4th 2008. Even thought, I’m sure that I’ll also be buying the DVD (and I’m sure I’m not alone).

The Man of Iron! Iron Man Review

Well, I hope everybody had a good Memorial Day weekend. I guess this means getting my nose back to the grindstone of writing blogs. Over the weekend, I went to see a couple of movies with a few friends, one of which was the new Iron Man movie. A bunch of my friends saw this movie before I did and I heard several opinions, so I knew what I was getting into when I wanted to go see it. And when I say getting into, I mean I knew that I was getting into the AMAZING FEATURE FILM THAT IS KNOWN AS IRON MAN. Was that a bit melodramatic? Iron Man Poster

What’s it about?

Basically, the movie is about a brilliant, multi-billion dollar weapon manufacturer/inventor and CEO (Tony Stark). The movie begins with Stark as an arrogant man that takes his money and power for granted and later re-evaluates his life after experiencing a tragic event. During this experience, he is awaken to the fact that he has became the new “destroyer of worlds” [Oppenheimer] and has been associated with the destruction and death of millions of people. Even though he has been told this many times, he usually denies that it is not his fault and he states that his weapons keep the peace. But his mind changed when his mentor showed him the real Tony Stark, a selfish drunkard. Realizing the errors of his ways, he dedicates his life to the creation of a suit and the pursuit of justice by destroying the evils who caused him harm in the past (Wow, a review without spoilers).

Was it good?

Was it good? Was it good? IT WAS AMAZING. I’d recommend this movie to pretty much anybody that likes action movies or super hero movies. The story is classic; a rich man changes his ways and fights for revenge on the people that have done him harm. Not to mention the cool special effects and the enriched dialogue which kept this movie interesting and kept me on my toes (or maybe my butt checks, O.o). What could makes this film better? Gwen Paltrow! Oh, wait she is in it. Amazing women, specially as a red head (eye candy). I give this film a 9 out of 10 star review. Hopefully everybody feels the same.