It’s kinda interesting that Disney decided to take one of the world’s most recognizable and beloved children’s IPs and construct a desaturated and morose study on youthful happiness’ sequestration from adult life instead. Feels akin to Jonze’s WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE adaptation from nearly a decade ago in its unique and matured vision, but it can’t help escape the entrapments of its own gravitas assumedly meant to quell Boomer/GenXer remorse. I can’t decide if that’s creatively bold or thematically…
A few months back my friend Matt dragged me along to see Pellington’s recent multi-narrative drama NOSTALGIA, which...for lack of more delicate phrasing...kinda sucked. Matt told me not to give up on Pellington just yet and lent me THE MOTHMAN PROPHECIES (which I’m just getting around to nearly five months after the fact, oops, sorry dude!), which he described as an unfortunately-overlooked work of supernatural horror, and for the most part I’d have to agree.
Even in the film’s slower…
people out here applauding big animation studios for offering piecemeal bits of lgbtq+ representation nowadays, whereas back in 2000 DreamWorks put a bisexual polyamorous relationship center-stage in their film and at the time received barely so much as a peep of praise smdh
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
I don't know how many times I've seen this; I've lost count by now. My original DVD copy, one of the best gifts I ever received, got so much wear-and-tear that it became unplayable. Thankfully my girlfriend gifted me a Blu-ray replacement of it for my birthday (another all-time gift, if I do say so), and we finally got around to watching it together.
In each period of my life that which I re-watch WALL•E, something different seems to stand…