Thursday, June 9, 2011
348. Wall-E (2008)
Wait, that doesn't look like Earth. Where's the blue sky? Where's the-the grass?
With every movie that the Pixar animation studio makes, I find myself saying the same thing: "It's gonna be hard to top that one". Inevitably, their next film will blow me away. I've said it before, but it bears repeating. Pixar's undefeated streak is something that no one has ever pulled off in the history of movies (not to mention other artistic venues).
Wall-E is a prime example of Pixar's genius. They were able to pull of an animated "children's" movie with no dialogue for the first twenty minutes. It even begins with a "West Side Story"-esque montage aerial view with no action or gimmicky introduction. This develops into one of the most heartfelt romances of the new millennium (between two robots no less). Throw in a wonderful message of environmentalism and love for our planet and you have quiet the piece of movie magic.