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Wall-E and Wanted

Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by ChldsPlay, Jun 28, 2008.

  1. ChldsPlay

    ChldsPlay Well-Known Member

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    After being disappointed by several of Pixar's more recent pictures I was really looking forward to Wall-E after seeing the trailers. Unfortunately Pixar failed me again and most of the really good stuff is in the trailers. The plot is really thin and predictable. Outside of a few scenes that weren't in the trailers the movie wasn't very funny either. It's basically just "cute." They had a chance to make it something more at the end but they blew it and went cookie cutter.

    We followed Wall-E up by watching Wanted. This is a movie I thought looked pretty good, but wasn't sure how it would turn out. I loved it. Awesome over the top (but not TOO far) violence and dark humor. It definitely earns it's R rating and brings a darkly funny, in your face, anything goes attitude. I will definitely pick this up on Blu-ray.
  2. Heisenberg

    Heisenberg That gum you like. Zone Supporter

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    I absolutely loved Wall-E. It definitely is one of the best movies I've seen in years.
  3. bbgun

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    I just watched Ebert and Roeper and the two guys were split on Wanted. One said Jolie she was too skinny, and that the movie was great to look at but not much else.
  4. ChldsPlay

    ChldsPlay Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, I see lots of love for Wall-E but just can't figure out why. Outside of being cute it doesn't really do anything well. Story? Nope. Characters (outside of Wall-E)? Nope. Humor? Nope. Action? Nope.

    The parts on Earth weren't too bad, but were too short. And really as much as I thought Nemo, Cars, and Ratsomethingorother were too long, I felt Wall-E would have greatly benefited if it was longer and developed the story and relationships more. Especailly the Wall-E/EVE relationship which just wasn't gone into enough to feel special in any way. At least not from EVE's perspective. Everything in space was mediocre at best.

    My wife liked it, and I know it'll look amazing on Blu-ray so we may still end up buying it, but it's not something I'll mind never seeing again. And I'm sad about that too, I thought it had a chance to be really good.

    And I'm not even going to get into the whole environmental message it tries to push. That wasn't too heavy handed so I wasn't really bothered by it.
  5. ChldsPlay

    ChldsPlay Well-Known Member

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    Jolie was too skinny, that's for sure.
  6. Heisenberg

    Heisenberg That gum you like. Zone Supporter

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    I'll agree that they could have made the movie completely on earth and it would have possibly been even better. I thought just Wall-E by himself with his little cockroach buddy was extremely good movie-making. His little collection of odds & ends that he's picked up over hundreds of years, his routine everyday, the way he finds spare parts from other robots just like him that have "died" along the way. That's all good stuff.

    The stuff in space? It was still good, but it wasn't quite the quality of the stuff on earth.

    Overall though, I still absolutely loved the movie.
  7. Yeagermeister

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    I liked it a lot. Was it perfect? No but what movie is now days?

    I don't care anything about seeing Wanted.
  8. MrMom

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    Wall-E is a modern day masterpiece. The ability to convey such an engaging romance with no actual lines. Wow. With the whole lonely vibe thing they had going in the first 30 mins, I wonder how great of a movie Pixar could've made with I Am Legend. Wall-E is an instant icon, but surprisingly the cast of side characters were great. Eve, the Reject-Bots, Cockroach, Fat Nameless Capt., M-O. I've enjoyed every Pixar movie, and this is definitely the most beautiful Pixar movie to look at. The photography is beautiful. It's at the top of 08 for me. Along with Forgetting Sarah Marshall and Mongol.

    Wanted was okay. Definitely deserved it's R rating. Hearing Morgan Freeman dropping the f-bomb was lollerskates, but the action was a bit much. Such as the opening intro. I prefer my action based in realism. But I'd give it a recommendation.
  9. tomson75

    tomson75 Brain Dead Shill

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    It never ceases to amaze me how incredibly different our taste in movies apparently is. Nothing wrong with that. Just saying.

    I don't see how anyone in their right mind could possibly think that Wanted looks/looked like a good movie.
  10. ChldsPlay

    ChldsPlay Well-Known Member

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    It might help that I had seen the Russian trailer for it which is like what a red band trailer would be here. It didn't sugar coat things and gave a better feel for what the movie ended up being. I admit the US trailers were not extroardinary.
  11. bbgun

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    Profanity means no link, so type "Step Brothers Trailer Restricted" if you want a good laugh.
  12. tomson75

    tomson75 Brain Dead Shill

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    Yeah, I've heard that its better than the trailers make it out. I still can't see it.

    :lmao:

    That looks funny as hell.
  13. theogt

    theogt Surrealist Zone Supporter

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    Saw both this weekend. Both were really good.

    Wall-E is hands down the best Pixar movie of all time.
  14. needforspeed

    needforspeed Legend in my spare time

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    45 minutes with no dialogue? And people think it's a "masterpiece"? :rolleyes:
  15. theogt

    theogt Surrealist Zone Supporter

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    Perhaps this is more your speed:

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0377092/

    Plenty o' dialogue.
  16. ChldsPlay

    ChldsPlay Well-Known Member

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    That was a surprisingly entertaining movie considering what it is. Haven't seen Rachel McAdams in awhile...where she go?
  17. Duane

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    We saw Wall-E as well and had the same impression. Cute film but nothing spectacular.
  18. bbgun

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    That boy who sat in front of her in Calc class was dreamy.

    Wait, what?
  19. DemonBlood

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    I want to see Wall-E but every time I see a trailer for it I get pissed off at Pixar for ripping off Johnny Five :(
  20. tomson75

    tomson75 Brain Dead Shill

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    Just let it go man. He was "disassemble" like twenty years ago. ;)

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