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.