7/03/2008

I Rarely Go See Movies In The Theater...

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.

7 comments:

Dr Zibbs said...

I totally need to see this.

Dick Small said...

I was hoping you were going to say that you got up from your seat, turned around and smacked that kid for being obnoxious. I hate to say it, but you're getting soft in your older years, Chris..... just sayin'.

GETkristiLOVE said...

Kudos to you for dealing with the lil' snotty-nosed people, but I'm not as patient. I will have to 'flix it.

SkylersDad said...

I am looking forward to seeing it, or at least to you acting it out on one of your videos!

Mnmom said...

Told'ja

Falwless said...

Wow. Everyone is talking about this movie. They musta put some sort of subliminal message in it: "YOU WILL BLOG ABOUT HOW WONDERFUL WALL-E IS. YOU WILL BLOG ABOUT HOW WONDERFUL WALL-E IS."

But seriously, I really cannot wait to see this flick, after what everyone has said.

Phil said...

Took the boys. It was great.

Not sure if you've seen their other stuff, but I highly recommend watching them with the directors commentary. The way they build the animated locations and create programs to simulate the behavior of hair. Fascinating.