God knows I really wish I remember watching this film. As it were, I can’t remember very well since I had just had surgery and was enjoying (perhaps a little too much) my oxycodone prescription when I saw ‘WALL-E.’
Maybe it’s for the best as I’m usually a naysayer when it comes to animated films. I didn’t so much enjoy ‘Toy Story’ or ‘Monsters Inc.’ I did like ‘The Incredibles’ a whole lot. That movie was great. It’s this hit-and-miss record that made me nervous to pay money to see PIXAR’s latest.
I do remember enjoying myself. I remember vague references to ‘E.T.’ and Kubrick’s ’2001: A Space Odyssey.’ I also remember a whole lot of fat humans. Even through my hazy, pain-killer high, I saw the ruthless satire of an indulgent society bent on ruining earth in favor of watching some sort of screen (tv, computer, iPod, etc.). Had I not been so relaxed, I probably would have been annoyed at PIXAR judging me, but at the time it seemed fitting, deserved, and terrifically entetaining. I remember laughing at WALL-E and his comical adventure that eventually returns all the fatso humans back to earth to clean up the mess they left.
So, yeah. I probably wouldn’t have enjoyed this movie with my Percocet, but it was vastly entertaining. You haven’t been this endeared by a robot since…ever.