Film review: Wall-E (2008)

Me and Thijs Vandenbussche went to see Wall-E yesterday afternoon. We both looked forward to this moment (seeing the film, that is!) and were not disappointed. The film opened with a funny short film by Pixar about a cute little rabbit, a carrot and a mean magician. This was just a starter for what was yet to come.

Wall-E is without a doubt Pixars best creation and the film is no exception. Wall-E is better than Finding Nemo with terrific music with some oldies like Michael Crawford and Louis Armstrong, and the film score composed by Thomas Newman (Finding Nemo, The Green Mile, Shawshank Redemption). Wall-E is the story of a wonderfully curious little robot and the tremendously beautiful searchrobot EVE (a nice hint to the Apple products). Wall-E quickly falls in love and they have a wonderful time, until EVE discovers a secret plant that her people need and she goes back to where she belongs with Wall-E holding onto the spaceship! The story is magnificent and I think I never laughed so much at an animation film like I did at Wall-E.

I thought with The Incredibles, Finding Nemo and recently Ratatouille, Pixar must take a break from the succes. But this is absolutely not true. Wall-E is the best Pixar movie to date and is a real homage to well-known comedians like Charlie Chaplin and brings new life to the science-fiction genre (a great homage to 2001: A Space Odyssey!) If you have the time, GO and SEE this film! It will entertain you immensely. I recently said The Dark Knight was the best film of 2008 so far… but now I begin to doubt. (edit: but even a genius can change his opinion…Wall-e’s proven that it’s always possible to make an even better film than the best one at the moment)

9/10 !


~ by easternlights on August 29, 2008.

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