Thursday, July 31, 2008


As part of our summer holiday, the family Jordan visited Taunton Odeon to watch Pixar's latest blockbuster. The general consensus from my progeny was that it was a cute and enjoyable piece.

WALL·E was a curate's egg to me, the animation is some of the best I have ever witnessed, and the humour is creatively understated.

The decision to make most of the dialogue out of wordless blips and blops was courageous, and it works brilliantly.

The 'battery-farmed' humans are well observed, managing to be both pathetic and charming, although the captain's transition from 'passive' to 'hero' was a little sudden.

The Disney/Pixar optimistic-humanism continues to jar with my world-view, with no real explanation given as to why this bunch of humans are going to make any better a job of sorting the world out than the ones that preceded them.

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