Okay, so here we go.
I really enjoy the work of the Pixar Animation Studio and finally got 'round to watching their latest creation; wall-e. I'd kept away from the reviews, but some friends had shared varied comments with me.
So sitting down over the past two days, I took in the 90 minutes of the film on DVD (we've got a wee one, y'know). I loved it.
For me, it's not an obvious children's film in the way that Toy Story of Monsters Inc. were. It's got so many levels, such a feeling of depth and of delicacy that I was enthralled! Okay, so there's a bit of a jump when the story moves into space and a *slightly* overly tree-hugging/watch-out-for-HAL feel to the last 20 minutes. But the main characters are so genuine that you care about them, even if it's a bit conveneint how easy people get awoken from their stupor. But the characterisation is amazing given that there is so much of the performances from inflection, nuance, gesture and sounds (not words? Per se).
I think that's one of the elements of the film that I enjoyed the most - the sounds! The textures that can be added to the experience by the intelligent use of sound. Makes me want to get better and do that kinda work!
As I write this post on my G1, that I've just used to walk down the street in Dargaville where J & I spent four weeks in 2005, it's not lost on me how quickly we can choose to rely on technology. But there's nothing like real interaction to let us know we're alive, is these.
Have you seen the film? Did you enjoy it? Let me know what you think...