Movie Reviews

Film Review: “Wall-E”

(Buena Vista Pictures. Rated G. 1 hour, 37 minutes. Directed by Andrew Stanton.) Featuring the voices of Ben Burtt, Jeff Garlin, Kim Kopf, Fred Willard, Sigourney Weaver, John Ratzenberger, Kathy Najimy. Music by Thomas Newman.

Composer Randy Newman had been the go-to guy for the Disney/Pixar animated films, until cousin Thomas took over for Finding Nemo in 2003. That movie was a tremendous hit, and its director, Andrew Stanton, asked Thomas back to provide musical support for WALL-E. What if mankind had to leave Earth, and somebody forgot to turn the last robot off? That’s WALL-E, the last robot left on the planet; he continues to perform his chores for hundreds of lonely years. Things finally start to turn around for him when he meets a sleek search robot named EVE. The movie is quite enjoyable, although I missed the snarkiness (for lack of a better term) that I loved in Toy Story. The animation here is nothing short of amazing. The kids will love it.