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Pixar releases Wall-E Friday, June 27th.

I'm psyched because a charming, simple story about robots in love looks super-fascinating.

I wonder where the reviews are, though. Rotten Tomatoes only has three as of this post, all positive. Ebert's fill-in on Ebert and Roeper annoyingly refers to the robot as "Wall....E" (emphasis on the E). Stanton himself says "Wally." Pretty sure that's how it's supposed to be said.

Anyway, I can't wait for some of the heavy hitters to submit their reviews.
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I want to see it, looks fun
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Wall-E's voice is by living legend Ben Burtt, who you might recognize as the voice and personality of R2-D2. He also happens to be one heck of a sound designer.

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Wall-E's voice is by living legend Ben Burtt, who you might recognize as the voice and personality of R2-D2. He also happens to be one heck of a sound designer.

Definitely.

Stanton wanted to make an "R2-D2 love story in space."
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Definitely.

Stanton wanted to make an "R2-D2 love story in space."

I liked the description that I heard: trashcan falls in love with an iPod.
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I liked the description that I heard: trashcan falls in love with an iPod.

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I liked the description that I heard: trashcan falls in love with an iPod.

Could apply to many marriages.

Has anybody seen it yet? The reviews are good and it beat Jolie at the ticket office over the weekend...

 

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Could apply to many marriages.

Has anybody seen it yet? The reviews are good and it beat Jolie at the ticket office over the weekend...

I saw both wall-e and wanted. Wall-e was excellent, easily one of the best of the pixar films. Waned on the other hand had good action and the very occasional well placed humor, but the plot was pretty bad. The only sex scene didn't even involve Angelina Jolie, a disapointment, to be sure.
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Wall-E was excellent! Good story, interesting characters, even though there is almost no dialog in the first half of the movie.

Pixar's best effort yet, right up there with Toy Story.

The CGI was so good, it didn't even look like CGI. (if you know what I mean)
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post #10 of 16
I saw it on Saturday with my 3yo daughter. Best movie I've seen this year. It takes a lot for a movie with so little dialogue, especially from the main characters, to keep your attention and be great. The CGI was spectacular, like iPoster mentioned above, some of the scenes you could hardly tell it was computer generated. And it also had a really good message for the audience with out being too preachy.
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Grumble. Waiting for it to get released in theaters in India...
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post #12 of 16
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Good to hear it's getting the thumbs up from the AO crowd.

I'm seeing it Thursday on a date (go me!).

What's interesting is that neither Stanton nor Bird have any films lined up for Pixar for at least 4-5 years.* Up, Toy Story Tres, Newt, The Bear and the Bow, and Cars Dos (2012) are all by other directors. Up looks promising since it's by the Monster's Inc director. The first Cars sequel does not, since I wasn't too much of a fan of the first installment.

However, I read that all of Pixar's films from now on will be in 3-D.

What!?

Edit: Interestingly, Brad Bird is doing work on a live action film called 1906, purportedly a Pixar film. It's not on the schedule, so I don't know what's going on here.
post #13 of 16
I WANT TO SEE IT.... UK only starts showing July 4th... Tomorrow, I think.
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Oh FFS it only opens in the UK July 18.
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It doesn't come to Japan until "Winter 2008".

Bummer.

 

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It doesn't come to Japan until "Winter 2008".
Bummer.

Get an iTunes Store USA gift card and watch it on AppleTV.
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