What the hell did I miss exactly? I'm gonna be honest, I believe that this film is overrated to the point of being depressing. Why? (I'm not gonna explain the backstory here to save space.)
I mean, the first half of the movie had almost no dialogue
. Nothing to explain what the hell was going on. I would've shouted expletives from my seat if I wasn't so freakin' bored. Why was Wall-E in love with this killing machine, anyway? Why is she killing? I figured it out AFTER I saw it in theaters, but isn't that a mark of a bad movie
? No kid is gonna put two and two together. You know, kids? The target audience? Then again, they were probably thinking, "OOH CGI SPECIAL EFFECTS ANIMATION ME LIKE" anyway.
But the second part is where the movie flat out insulted my intelligence. The people on the ship are all fat slobs that sit in hover-chairs and use little mini-computers. THIS is what Pixar thinks of humanity, people. Holy. Fucking. Shit. "Yeah, Take That
, people who throw money at us mainly because of our cutting-edge technology!" Hil-fucking-larious.
Not only that, but this movie basically hammered, pounded, warped, and dropped a freaking nuke on me with its Green Aesop
. I. GET. IT. Pollution is bad. Being a fat, lazy slob is bad. Just end the movie and we'll preach John Lasseter's message already. Also this movie carries an obvious hate for big business. In a Disney film.
By the way, I like how a single plant can survive in a trashed atmosphere like that. And how people can breathe the toxic dust without dying.
The worst part yet, however, is a full 5-minute sequence where WALL-E and EVE dance in space together, and there are little sparks flying all over the place, and this nice little charming music, and THERE'S NO FREAKING SOUND IN SPACE
, and...oh, God, I'm bored. This scene fit every negative stereotype about Disney pandering to kids with little happy, joyful scenes of padding. I slumped over in my seat and just gave what Todd In The Shadows
calls "the bitter, 'I give up' kind of laughter".
If you're gonna criticize me, you have every right. I won't fire back in anger. I'm pretty sure I may have made a mistake somewhere. But this is what I think. After Cars
, my favorite Pixar movie of all time, this was a letdown of epic proportions to me.