After hearing  Wall-E’s director, Andrew Stanton, on Fresh Air yesterday morning, I turned to the Hubby after he changed his clothes from work: “Let’s see Wall-E.”

Of course, we’ve heard all the hoopla about the movie by this time, mostly positive but some negative (mostly from laissez-faire ultra-conservatives), and, like most movies that’re coming out and have come out in theatres, I’ve just been waiting for it to hit DVD, and, thus, Netflix.

But Stanton’s interview was persuasive enough — and, more importantly, the movie was short enough and the afternoon was early enough (keeping pick-up time of Daniel from daycare in mind) — that it was like the perfect alignment of the planets.

“Let’s see Wall-E.”

After spending a reasonable amount of cash for tickets (we caught a matinee show) and an unreasonable amount of cash for popcorn and soft drinks, we watched Wall-E in a nearly empty theatre (it was early afternoon, afterall).


Instead of writing yet another review of this movie, read The Jelly-Pinched Wolf’s 2 July 2008 entry.  I agree with him 100%.


About lizardqueen

If single-mothering were a paid job, I'd be rich. However, it doesn't, so I write (which doesn't pay the bills) and teach (which does). I'm overly-educated in the liberal arts, but that doesn't hinder my ability to be pragmatic and realistic. YAY.
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3 Responses to WALL-E

  1. lizardqueen says:

    Thanks for the recommendation! 🙂

  2. celogo says:

    If you haven’t seen Kit Kittredge (An American Girl Movie) you might like to. The story is set during the Great Depression, and it made quite an impact on all of us.

  3. celogo says:

    Ooh! Biting criticism indeed! There’s a balance between pre-modernism and, well, modernism. I, for one, will be grateful to ANY child-oriented, anti-consumerism movie.

    We, too,will see WALL-E… maybe tomorrow.


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