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    Have you seen Wall-E?

    By lizmcg | August 5, 2008

    Welcome back!

    Yesterday was rainy, and by about 11:30 we were getting on each other’s nerves. The prospect of an afternoon inside watching the Doodlebops for the millionth time was too much… so after lunch and naps I herded everybody into the car and we went to the movies.

    I’d heard some confusing things about Wall-E, most notably reports from a couple of neighbor kids that it was really boring. I’m so glad we didn’t pay too much attention to their reviews. The story is absolutely delightful, and I highly recommend it.

    A couple of things stood out. My youngest (who rarely sits still for anything), claimed her own chair and stayed put for most of the movie. The dialogue is very “toddler-like”, with words that have to be deciphered until you get accustomed to robot speak. There’s plenty of action (only a couple of scary moments), and much of the action is very, very funny.

    I went expecting a solid Pixar film and instead wound up being enthralled by the story — which is very original, not some obviously archetypal story Disney usually puts out. I was delighted by the characters’ humor, courage, and tenderness, and was reminded of other stories — The Lorax, 2001: A Space Odyssey, and Brave New World with some Animal Farm moments thrown in.

    And I also have to admit there is no more extravagant treat for the daughter of a farmer than going to a movie during daytime hours… Sorry, dad, I know I should have been home scrubbing something, but I hope you’ll understand!

    If you have a chance, I highly recommend Wall-E. And If you’ve seen it, I’d love to know what you thought… are we headed toward a B&L disaster?

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