Sunday, August 03, 2008

Pizza plants!

Undiluted schmaltz: Wall-e.

There was a point in the middle where I almost wept from irritation, as they unleashed every sentimental cliche you could imagine, but then came a wonderful pastiche of "2001: a space odyssey", and everything was forgiven.
Once you accept that this is meant to be irony, its very, very funny.

Addendum: there are many wonderful passages: the opening sequence, where we see what appear to be trees, and then gigantic termite mounds, but are neither, the bit where Wall-e rocks himself to sleep, but the very best part of the whole evening was a short which they showed before the movie: Presto.


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