I didn’t ever want to see Cars 2 (and from what I’ve been hearing, that was a good call) but when I saw the trailers for this, I was onboard. A Pixar film with a female lead set in Scotland? Granted, at first glance, it just looked like a Scottish Mulan but I was still interested. After the credits started rolling, I immediately couldn’t put my finger on what was wrong with the movie (except for the songs which were laughable). A few days later, I realized I was disappointed at how average the movie was.
Despite having movies I have been anticipating for years, this looks like a pretty lame year for summer tentpole films. This year, “summer” starts on March 4th. I don’t imagine that I’ll be seeing a lot of movies this summer but I am definitely going to try and see these five.
Even though Spider-Man 3 was pretty bad, I still hate how quickly they rebooted it (I know there are legal reasons they needed to do it but still). I think Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone (as Peter Parker and Gwen Stacy respectively) are well cast and appreciate that they are going back to the mechanical web shooters (which highlights Parker’s intelligence) but tying Parker’s parents into the origin and that horrible suit have me shaking my head. All I know if J. Jonah Jameson appears in the sequels, they better get J.K. Simmons back.
A year after declaring that Wall*E might my favorite Pixar movie ever comes maybe my favorite Pixar movie.
I think at the end of the day, Up was a better movie from start to finish than Wall*E but Wall*E was my favorite Pixar character (although Doug, the talking dog, is a VERY close second). We’ll see how I feel when I own it on Blu-Ray.
The opening sequence showing the relationship between Carl and Ellie through the highs and the lows — no dialougue just Michael Giacchino’s score) was one of the most heartwrenching/touching things I’ve ever seen in a film – animated of otherwise. If that had just been a short, it might have been my favorite film in 15 years. The movie continued to be awesome and hilarious but those opening minutes stayed with me.
Upon first viewing, it is up with my top two Pixar flicks, The Incredibles and Finding Nemo. Who knows what happens when I own this gem.
WALL*E has replaced Dory from Finding Nemo as my favorite animated character ever created. The fact that WALL*E and EVE displayed more personality through expressions and limited vocabulary than most characters in live-action movies is amazing and kinda depressing.
I could probably go on all day about how great this movie is. I just want to know who are the souless human beings who gave this movie a bad review to only give it 97% on Rotten Tomatoes.
I wasn’t expecting to hate it, I just wasn’t expecting to like it as much as I did.
Dear Mr. Lasseter:
Congratulations on another successful Pixar release.
I did not think I would laugh and enjoy myself as much as I did. I came into the theater only wondering if it would be better or worse that A Bug’s Life (it was the former).
1) How much money did you have to pay the writers of Doc Hollywood for making an animated version of their movie with cars? Did you know right away that you were stealing a multitude of plot points or did you see the finished product and think to yourself, “Why do I have an image of Michael J. Fox in my head?”
2) As much as I love your movies, I feel like Pixar cartoons are moving farther and farther away from children’s entertainment. While I don’t mind seeing animated feature for adults, the fact of the matter is that these are supposed to be children’s movies. While I watching the movie (we went to a latter showing this time to avoid the problems I had with Over The Hedge), I was wondering what the children in the audience were getting out of this aside from the visuals and the occasional flatulence/gross out jokes. I thought the same thing during The Impossibles but I think with all the car specific references, this was a little worse.