My name's Mikki. (DON'T sing the song!)
I'm a wife and mother, a high school teacher, a devout Christian, a poet, and sundry other usually unpredictable things. I love reading and writing. I adore video games of all kinds, and would rather watch a bad movie than a good one most days.
Speaking of movies, it's Friday, and that means it's time for a movie review! Since today started with a 12:01 showing of Wall-E, it only seems fitting to come full circle and end the same way.
Movie title: Wall-E from Disney and Pixar
Score: 4 out of 5 sporks
This movie starts with what may be the best Pixar short ever about a magician and his rabbit. The short scores a full 5 stars. I can't tell you a thing about it - it would totally ruin the whole thing. GO SEE IT!
The movie itself is definitely a must-see. It's totally kid friendly: funny, sweet, serious, unexpected all rolled into one. At the same time, it appeals to adults as well. Wall-E and his pet cockroach are captivating, and Wall-E is perhaps the most human character in the movie. Seeing what became of the people who lived in space for 700 years waiting to return to Earth was frightening...as was the amount of trash left behind. The writers' vision of unbridled waste and consumerism was downright eerie, but it was balanced well through humor and the humans' eventual desire to change.
- The musical Hello, Dolly! was woven into the plot.
- The cockroach and his twinkie
- The blending of live action clips with animation. (It was so natural that it didn't strike me as odd until about 6:30 pm.)
For more info on the movie, check out www.imdb.com/title/tt0910970/ .