Monday, July 21, 2008

Best Summer Movie?

While we're on the topic of movies, I have to give props to the best one I've seen this summer. It's "Wall-E," hands down. First, it's like nothing I've come to expect from Pixar, which has produced its share of classics. It's a strange, beautiful tale full of heart and even romance. Eve, the spunky (Japanese?) female robot who bowls Wall-E over, is particularly fascinating to watch. She's like an flying, trigger-happy creation from the mind of Steve Jobs.

Every member of our household, from age 3 to 41, loved this film. We've seen it twice. And if you have any idea of how much it costs a family of four to go to the movies (even a matinee), then you know we must have really been into "Wall-E." I can't wait for the DVD extras!


Sghoul said...

If she is Japanese, that is why Wall-E fell for her. Asians are hot.

Wall-E is definitely up there for me this year. Which is saying something. This has been a big year for good movies for me. I think I still put Bats on top. I really just left that movie stunned. Probably because I empathize with the Joker way too much.

The Irredeemable Shag said...

Wall-E was also a big hit with my family. My wife and I both enjoyed it, as well as my 8 year old step son, and 2 year old daughter.

Fun movie! It's my third favorite Pixar movie (behind Toy Story & Incredibles).

The Irredeemable Shag

EDP said...

Ha! You sound like Christian from "Project Runway": "Asians are fierce." I just loved her and her badassery. And it HAS been a really good summer for movies — the best in recent memory. Between "Iron Man," "Wall-E," "Dark Knight," "Kung-Fu Panda" and "Sex and the City," I have been very well entertained.