Pat Ferrucci, the Register’s entertainment editor, tackles the toughest subject in life: entertainment. To him, entertainment can mean anything from music to film, from sports to television or from mundane happenings to orange juice.
Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy.I've got the biggest, dopiest grin on my face right now.I've just come back a sneak of arguably THE best major studio film released this year, and it's...(yes, even I'M shocked) Wall*E.OK, so you've never been into cartoons, Pat. But they were a babysitter to me, growing up.But Wall*E...well, it's much more than a cartoon. It has almost a silent movie quality, there is such limited dialogue. And don't let the trailers fool you - what they show you is mostly from the first half of the film. This film had adults and kids alike enthralled. And let me just say, MAN is the CGI beautiful in this. Bad fast food tie-ins, and toy store saturation will not diminish the greatness of this film. This is arguably the best Pixar movie made to date. The story is great, the visuals are AMAZING, and I left the theater happier than any time in recent memory. Little kid, snow day happy.Wall*E doesn't hit the streets until the 27th, but do yourself a favor, Pat - take the assignment to write the review yourself, end the cartoon boycott, check any adult cynicism at the door, and enjoy, nay REVEL in this. I intend to be back at the googolplex myself in 10 days as a paying customer (this time), and probably a few times after that. Mark my words blogolodytes, Wall*E will not just make the roster for best animated film of 2008, it'll be on the short list of the five best pictures of the year - it's THAT good.And - oh yeah - I really want me one of those Wall*E toys NOW!
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