Friday, July 11, 2008

Summer Movie

Michael Gerson makes me want to see Wall-E.
Though Wall-E says only a few words in the movie, his compassion, vulnerability and endearing clumsiness awaken the dormant humanity of everyone he meets, robot and human. Making this believable is a serious cinematic achievement, combining the emotional intensity of silent movies with the remarkable vistas of science fiction...

What is perhaps most surprising about "Wall-E" is its daring... the daring of savagely lampooning people in padded lounge chairs consuming supersized drinks -- who suspiciously resemble audience members (including me) in a luxury theater. The daring of attacking a culture of consumption that will determine whether "Wall-E" is a commercial success or failure.
Here's a clever trailer:

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