Since the princess was off at her drama/music camp yesterday, I took my little hunka-hunka-burnin-love on our own little adventure. Let's pause for a moment so I can show you a picture of said hunka-hunka...
Yes, ladies and man readers, we went to the very first showing of this:
And, I just want to tell how much I thoroughly and completed LOATHED it. Is there a stronger word than that for extreme dislike? Because I would use it. I absolutely HATED, hated, hated it. Oh I feel better saying that out loud. Honestly don't waste your money or your time. It's not even worth seeing for free. (The best part of the movie was seeing the previews for "I like to move it move it" Madagascar 2) You are really going to have to suspend disbelief for Wall-E. It is set 600 years into the future when earth is uninhabitable because it is covered in trash as a result of all our excess living vis a vis large warehouse type stores like Costco. (They had their own version in the movie) For the first 30 minutes, there isn't one bit of dialogue as you watch WALL-E the trash compactor single handedly build trash skyscrapers out of 12 by 12 cubes of garbage. Oh and you know how there is always a lovable side-kick in these movies? Well, this one was a cockroach, (can't wait to see the merchandising on that) that kept getting squished and coming back to life..hahahahaha...oh that's so cleverly unexpected now isn't it. Where are all the humans you ask? Apparently, we have all become morbidly obese and are living on a ginormous Love Boat type space ship floating around in chairs that have TV's, Ipods, phones, and large quantities of everything attached to them. I. kid.you.not. Wall-E falls in love with another robot and together they whisper sweet nothings Teletubbies style and do their little love dance to some Hello Dolly song that is played ad nauseum throughout the movie. Groan. Double groan. There is very little dialogue at all throughout the movie. Lots of special effects and star wars style lasering and loud noises and zapping and large space ships landing with...oh, it was just too stupid to describe. I spent 15 minutes watching it through my eyelids and the other hour and 15 composing a blog post in my head about how much I truly hated it.
Wall-E can stay in the Pixar trash heap. Bring me back Buzz Lightyear, Woody, Jessie, Nemo and my new absolute favorite "Enchanted." Patrick Dempsey aside, that movie is clever, sweet, and watchable as an adult over and over. At least to me it is.
So all you mamas who have had to watch many movies over and over and over and over and over again until you wanted to make it somehow disappear as in --wink wink--"kids, I'm not sure where that DVD went" what are the kids movies that you can still watch?
PS. I did my own little focus group after the movie asking a group of kids 9, 10 and 11 years old what they thought of the movie. They said they didn't like it at all because "there wasn't any talking." My 5 year old son, well, he just liked the little guy Wall-E. The rest of it was too esoteric for him. Heck, it was too esoteric for me.
P.P.S. If you do go, please come back and tell me what you think.
Ok, resume commenting about your favorite kids movies.