Saturday, 19 July 2008

Moving Parts: A Droid's Life

Due to personal reasons, I've decided on a haiku review format! WALL-E (voiced by Star Wars sound designer Ben Burtt) is deserving of so much more!

PIXAR's artisans have, most literally, rendered their finest achievement worthy of demolishing any residual prejudices levelled against CGI - as a storytelling medium - forever; a silent story of dystopia and boundless hope!

WALL-E's heroic journey is a deft mix of light and darkness! The last of his kind, chillingly revealed in a silhouetted scrapheap graveyard, WALL-E's only companion, on an abandoned Earth, is a loyal cockroach! Then one, seemingly ordinary, day, a starship arrives, dispatching a probe droid called EVE!

In so many ways WALL-E completes a saga! PIXAR was owned by George Lucas and sold to Steve Jobs. With Ben Burtt's involvement this is further cemented and underscored by the insertion of the iconic Mac startup chime at a pivotal narrative juncture!

Mainstream cinema has regained its sense of wonder and it's called WALL-E!

6 comments:

  1. I can't wait to see it! It sounds like the magic is back! I think my boys especially have become almost CGI'd out, growing up with many fine, and some not so fine movies. The awe and amazement with modern cinema isn't always the same as it is moreso for us, who didn't grow up with such films! Wall-e sounds though like it is a good one though so am booking tickets!

    It sounds from what I'm hearing that this is one not to miss!

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  2. You won't be disappointed!

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  3. I loved this film. It was just - beautiful. Amazing. So many fantastic, witty, awesome moments. My favourite scene has to be the "dancing" scene - wow.

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  4. Agreed! The "dancing" scene was most emotive!

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  5. It was beautiful - visual and human and funny and tear-jerking. The dancing scene has been mentioned already - it was amazing :)

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  6. Tear-jerking a la Close Encounters of the Third Kind and E.T!

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