WALL-E Number 5 – Alive

WALL-E Number 5 – Alive


Sometime, I think that I might just be bitter at what’s successful. From disliking popular video games such as Metal Gear Solid or “not getting” critically acclaimed movies such as No Country for Old Men, I would say that my tastes would be a barometer at what’s crass and classless. I knew I was in trouble when I was gleefully laughing at Zohan with its 34% on Rotten Tomatoes.

I would just like to take this opportunity to say that I did like Wall-E as much as everybody else (97% RT). So much characterization been done with 2 led eyes, and even with the main characters only saying 2 lines or so (each other’s names), I was still able to understand everything they were trying to communicated.

This does hark back to Short Circuit somewhat. Both Jonny Number 5 from short circuit and Wall-E were designed similarly in many ways (from two tank treads for legs, personal lasers, camera lens eyes), almost as if Wall-E was a direct descendant of Number 5. Of course, the themes of both robots were different. Jonny Number 5 was on a quest of discovery, finding a new world after his transformation from an inanimate object to being Alive. We watched Number 5 being taught humanity. I would say that Wall-E was on the other side and was teaching humanity.

I like some Pixar films. I liked a lot (like Monsters Inc). Others, I think are decidedly bland, such as Cars. I think I really like the characters that don’t speak very much, yet you still get a good idea of what they are. Examples being Boo from Monsters Inc and Wall-E. Both seem to only makes sounds and say one or two words.

All in all, I just wanted to say that I don’t hate everything that’s good.

2 thoughts on “WALL-E Number 5 – Alive

  1. I didn’t much like No Country For Old Men either. Afterwards, all I could think was, “um yeah, I paid to see this…?”

  2. I loved short circuit! When I saw the poster for Wall-e I had to do a double-take and I thought “hey, is that…?” But, much to my disappointment it wasn’t a re-make. I didn’t have high hopes for Wall-e, but when I saw it I thought it was the most adorable movie ever! I love how they incorporated songs from “Hello Dolly”. I’m torn between my two favorite adorable, eccentric, robot movies, and if I had to pick between them, I would have to say Short Circuit.

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