However, based on the recommendations of a number of trusted bloggers and the fact that the animation looked fucking amazing and the fact that the weather was shit yesterday, I decided to go to a 5:00 PM showing of "WALL-E", the new Pixar robot movie. You can watch the trailer HERE.
I don't think I've seen a Rated-G movie in a theater since I was a little kid. Consequently, this is the first time I can remember, as an adult, being part of an audience that was so dominated by young kids. Just before the movie started, as a young girl in the row behind us started screaming because she wanted HER OWN bucket of popcorn, I worried that I had made a terrible mistake. I figured I was in for one of those nightmare movie experiences full of kicked seats and lots of talking.
Then the movie started.
And the kids shut up.
Sure, there were a few audible questions for mommy that could be heard, but not enough to ruin it. I thought it was really good and the animation was phenomenal. Hats off to the filmmakers. It has to be incredibly difficult to make a film that will appeal to both young and old while offering a pretty bleak (yet ultimately hopeful) assessment of humankind. It's worth checking out.