Amazon Holiday

Sunday, June 29, 2008


Q: What’s the movie about?

A: Right when the last living robot on Earth gets lonely, a female robot lands on his planet, and together they attempt to bring humans back to rebuild it.

Q: Who’s in the movie?

A: Ben Burtt, Elissa Knight, Jeff Garlin, Fred Willard, John Ratzenberger, Kathy Najimy, Sigournery Weaver... although you really can't recognize most of them.

Q: Is this movie worth the price of admission?

A: PhotobucketGo! It's got some very current messages about the environment, big corporations, and obesity-- as well as how they're all tied together-- but at times you find yourself thinking too hard to understand what's going on. What I'm saying is that (as tends to happen with Pixar films), it's a little over-rated by the majority of critics that aren't me.

Q: Will this movie make me laugh?

A: Here and there, but with almost no dialogue for the first two-thirds, this kids' movie often times went right over my head.

Q: Will this movie make me cry?

A: Probably not, but it's nice to see that in the year 2700, robots have absolutely no stigma attached to interracial dating.

Q: Will this movie be up for any awards?

A: There are only two steps in the recipe for getting an Academy Award. 1) Compete in a category with hardly any contenders (Animation), and 2) Be a Pixar film.

Q: How is the Acting?

A: Robotic.

Q: How is the Directing?

A: As with most Pixar projects, the most wonderful stuff is in the details and the little moments that you feel you couldn't have thought of yourself.

Q: How is the story/script?

A: It's impressive that they are able to tell so much with so few words, and yet the message is not always well communicated. There's also something unsatisfying about the ending. I mean, it's happy... kind of... But there is no heroic moment that makes you feel like the good guys did something really special in order to win. It just ends happily. And then it's over. And then the credits roll.

Q: Is there anything else worth mentioning about the movie?

A: This is the first time I've seen a movie tie in what the video game will be about during the closing credits. They don't announce that that's what they're doing, but if you watch the little 2-D animation that runs alongside the credits, that's what they're doing.

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Jaz said...

This is a bitter pill to swallow when I have been looking forward to this particular movie for a while now. But then, I take what the critics say with a grain of salt since most of the time I like what they trash. But thanks for the heads up.

Jaz said...

Whoa. This comment was supposed to be on the Hancock movie. WOW! Sorry about that. That means that my other comment which made it there is not accurate either. I apologize to you. Massive blushing going on. ACK!

hanum said...

nice movie, good animation technology used.