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A Masterpiece of Cinematic Animation,
This review is from: WALL-E [Blu-ray] (Blu-ray)
Each time I have seen a film from Pixar Studio, I have been impressed not only with its animation, but excellent plot too. This time, however, Pixar Studio has rendered a true cinematic animation masterpiece, one which should be recognized as memorable as the great Walt Disney films of the 1930s and 1940s. A masterpiece which ought to appeal to kids of all ages. In "Wall - E" Pixar has a spellbinding example - maybe the first - of a romantic science fiction thriller that lacks a dull moment, even though much of the film lacks substantial dialogue. So who cares whether the robot Wall - E can speak fluent English; audiences will recognize him as an admirable and lovable creature, whose very actions remind me at least of Charlie Chaplin's dull-witted tramp (Indeed, I wouldn't be surprised at all if this was the intention of Pixar Studio's animators and writers.).
Centuries after humanity has fled a severely over-polluted Earth for the relatively clean sanctuary of interstellar space, Wall - E toils alone as the very last trash compactor robot, in the deserted ruins of what seems to be New York City. Then one day Wall - E's fate is literally sent from the Heavens, with the arrival of a strange new robot. What follows will truly delight the hearts and cheer the souls of children of all ages. Older "children" may grasp some of the subtle sociological and political references scattered throughout the film, but younger ones will recognize that this is a film focused primarily on the themes of friendship, love and romance. A film that I am certain is destined to become a major landmark in the annals of cinematic animation; one that is a masterpiece already.
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Initial post: 23 Sep 2008, 19:09:08 BST
Posted on 28 Sep 2008, 18:02:47 BST
Last edited by the author on 28 Sep 2008, 18:03:07 BST
Could it be, Grey'um, that the dude saw the film at the movies, liked it, and is writing his review based on his opinions of the film??? I've not seen Wall-E, and am sure as hell not gonna buy a crap film just because it has good extras or looks fancy on Blu-Ray. So unless you know the guy personally and think he's a tool, how about you take a valium and calm yourslef down.
In reply to an earlier post on 1 Oct 2008, 16:09:45 BST
John Kwok says:
Yes I did see the film during its USA theatrical release and enjoyed it a lot. Still think it's one of the best films of this year.
In reply to an earlier post on 17 Oct 2008, 09:57:43 BST
G. Katsafouros says:
The problem is that amazon is not imdb. If you want to write a review about the movie go to imdb. If you want to talk about the picture quality of the bluray, the extras, and the sound post here. It's as simple as that.
In reply to an earlier post on 22 Oct 2008, 14:18:24 BST
Gary Fox says:
Hey, who died and made you God? The vast majority of reviews on this website contain subjective comments on the item. Wanna find me a book review that talks about the book binding or the quality of the paper? Frankly, I'd prefer it if people waited for a film to be released before commenting, but I don't make the rules. Nor do you.
In reply to an earlier post on 29 Oct 2008, 01:31:56 GMT
GK, no it's not as simple as that. Not all of us are geeks that wanna know exactly what the extras are and how good the sound and picture quality is. It's Blu-ray - of course the picture quality is gonna be good!! If I'm browsing through all the blu-ray titles that I've not seen, I'd also like to know how good the bloody movie is!!
So stop taking this whole review thing so damn seriously. I for one appreciated John's comments about the film. If you didn't, tough. It's just a review. Nothing more!!
In reply to an earlier post on 29 Oct 2008, 13:00:03 GMT
I agree with Cav. When i go to buy a DVD etc from here, i read the reviews of what people thought of the movie itself, and if there are some reviews of the picture quality, then fair enough. But saying that people should ONLY write reviews of picture quality and extras is complete s**t!!!
In reply to an earlier post on 30 Oct 2008, 11:07:38 GMT
Benjamin Higgins says:
maybe reviews of the film and plot should be saved for the normal DVD release and reviews of the picture quality for the blu ray release
Posted on 23 Mar 2009, 21:16:15 GMT
Max McKeown says:
I assume that you meant, "quick-witted tramp"...
In reply to an earlier post on 24 Mar 2009, 20:50:54 GMT
Last edited by the author on 24 Mar 2009, 20:51:18 GMT
Charlie Downes says:
so you only buy films on blu ray to gasp at the quality? thats a sad sad state of affairs. the man has written a damn good review of a brilliant work of cinema, and all he gets is some whining bitchiness because some blu ray buffs cant look past their shiny HD sets.
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