WALL·E ★★★★½

> First Watches 2020

"Dancing: A series of movements involving two partners, where speed and rhythm match harmoniously with music.”

When I was a kid, I had absolutely no interest in this movie. The story seemed very dull and cutesy for me. I am so glad I waited to see this as an adult. Where now I can properly appreciate things like animation and visual storytelling, this is superb.

I feel as though Pixar animators (as good as they are) have been chasing this movie ever since. Wall-E is visually breathtaking, the subversive storyline places the love story at its center, but its a cog in the machine of corporate greed, irresponsibility, and human apathy.

Wall-E, while tailored to kids, is not a children's story at all. It is a message about the effects of overconsumption and a warning of how we treat our planet. It's certainly a good message to learn as a kid, but it has way more weight when you're older and an uncertain climate is staring you in the face.

Pixar is a studio that is simply too good at their jobs. Choosing their best work is a damn near impossible task, but this would be hard pressed not to be near the top.

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